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Plug-In Ceremony February 10

Yolo County and the City of Woodland will be celebrating the installation of electric vehicle charging stations in downtown Woodland with a Plug-In Ceremony on February 10 at noon in the City of Woodland municipal parking lot, located directly across from City Hall at 300 First Street in Woodland.

The Yolo County-City of Woodland Workplace Charging Partnership was made possible through a $15,000 Clean Air Fund grant award from the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District and with county matching funds.  The installation of these stations addresses a growing need for electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Yolo County, while contributing to the climate action goals of both agencies.  By expanding the regional network of convenient electric vehicle charging opportunities, the partnership hopes to promote reductions in greenhouse gas production in the region.

Pay raise, better retirement part of nurses’ contract

Pay raise, better retirement part of nurses’ contract

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) announced Saturday they had reached a tentative nurses’ contract with Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics that will cover their 18,000 California RNs. The deal will give the RNs increased pay, a stronger voice on patient care and improve workplace protections according to the union.

The agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the RNs, also provides significant raises and adds to their retirement package... Read More

Brown’s budget would pay down debt, hold down college tuition

Brown’s budget would pay down debt, hold down college tuition

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown this morning presented his budget proposal, which he said  injects billions of dollars more into schools and health care coverage, holds college tuition flat and delivers on Propositions 1 and 2 by investing in long overdue water projects.

“This carefully balanced budget builds for the future by saving money, paying down debt and investing in our state’s core needs,” said Brown. “Our long-term fiscal health depends on the wise and prudent actions we take today.”... Read More

Hot jobs for 2015

Hot jobs for 2015

Marketing executives, software developers and truck drivers are among the hot jobs right now, according to CareerBuilder... Read More

Women must continue to lean in harder for top leadership roles, UC Davis study shows

Women must continue to lean in harder for top leadership roles, UC Davis study shows

The rewards of corporate leadership accrue faster for men. ... Read More

Subsidized Employment Program: An Opportunity for Employers and Job Seekers

Subsidized Employment Program: An Opportunity for Employers and Job Seekers

Yolo County is linking up with employers to provide new job opportunities through the county’s Subsidized Employment Program.  This program, administered through the Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services, incentivizes local employers by cutting employment costs when hiring Yolo County residents, while at the same time, assisting eligible low-income job seekers otherwise unable to find employment.

The Subsidized Employment Program reimburses participating employers eligible employee wages and unemployment insurance costs for up to a year.  This reimbursement is made possible through the CalWORKs Employment Services Program.  

Jobs made available through the Subsidized Employment Program are not meant to displace current employees.  These jobs may be, but are not limited to, entry-level positions. 

Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving?

Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving?
Here's a list of other stores that will not be open on Thanksgiving, according to news reports and company statements: Ace Hardware Barnes & Noble Patagonia Dillard's Crate and Barrel Neiman Marcus GameStop Nordstrom Bed Bath & Beyond Burlington Coat Factory REI However, some stores are moving Black Friday up to begin on turkey day. Kmart, for example, will open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and remain open to shoppers for "42 hours straight." And J.C. Penney will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the company tweeted, which is three hours earlier than last year.