The Canadian government has launched an aggressive campaign to lure Silicon Valley tech workers frustrated by U.S. visa policies northward, just as Congress wrestles with a long-sought overhaul of America’s immigration system.
The state’s Employment Development Department reported Friday that California’s jobless rate is at its lowest point since November 2008, nearly a year after the recession began.
Asian-Americans are now making up the bulk of the Bay Area’s high-tech workforce, according to the latest numbers. Despite these gains, the numbers aren’t being reflected in senior management or on company boards.
Demand for H-1B visas for highly-skilled workers is so high this year that the government announced Friday it will be issuing the visas by lottery.
Nevada’s rate, while tied with California and Mississippi for the highest among states at 9.6 percent, was down from 11.8 percent a year ago.
Five Oakland nonprofits will share $1.4 million in job creation grants with an eye toward reducing street violence.
Post Foods announced last week that it has made a tentative decision to shut down its last plant in the Golden State, in the Central Valley town of Modesto. A final decision was expected in April.
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Unemployment rates in parts of the Bay Area saw increases in January while the statewide rate went unchanged for the month, according to employment data released Friday.
Unemployment rates increased in half of U.S. states in January from December, as employers nationwide added the fewest jobs in seven months.