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California train agency fined $650,000 for 2 worker deaths

Regulators fined the San Francisco Bay Area's transit agency $650,000 on Thursday for safety failures that led a commuter train to strike and kill two workers inspecting track five years ago during a union strike......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsOct 11th, 2018

California tech company fined for H1-B visa violations

A Northern California company that federal officials say violated salary requirements of the country's foreign-worker visa program will pay a total of $173,044 to 12 workers, the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 1st, 2018

Shelby County makes two key hires at Workforce Investment Network

Just days after Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris called workforce development a top priority, his administration announced new leadership to an agency that helps train local workers. Kyla Gutierrez Guyette, a longtime workforce professional throughout the .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournals11 hr. 33 min. ago

Train in vain? Trump, Newsom spar over California high-speed rail funding

“We want that money back now,” Trump tweeted Wednesday......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 13th, 2019

Bay Area leaders hold out hope for "Valley to Valley" high-speed rail connection

Gov. Gavin Newsom's announcement Tuesday that he is drastically scaling back the vision for California's high-speed bullet train to focus on the Central Valley throws San Jose's future as a connection for the project into limbo. Newsom on Tuesday.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 13th, 2019

Storm Deaths And Damages In California

While a blizzard that started over the weekend cont.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaFeb 5th, 2019

Southern California Gas fined $3.3 million, accused of putting money ahead of safety

California’s biggest natural-gas utility was .....»»

Category: topSource: latimesFeb 1st, 2019

U.S. agency seeks approval to take over Sears pensions

A U.S. agency that insures worker pensions sought permission on Friday to take over two underfunded Sears Holdings Corp pension plans, after objecting to Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert's proposed $5.2 billion buyout of the bankrupt retailer......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 1st, 2019

PG&E Dodges a Bullet, but Bankruptcy Filing Remains Likely

The California agency investigating the cause of 2017's massive Tubbs Fire has absolved PG&E of responsibility for the blaze. That's not likely to change the company's mind about a bankruptcy........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstJan 25th, 2019

Biz Smarts: Dress for success because every impression matters

I started my career at an advertising agency in Southern California, where casual business attire was the norm. However, I remember watching my boss leave for client meetings in a business suit and tie – every single time. So, when I was asked .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 24th, 2019

TEXRail to begin service Thursday after delay due to government shutdown

TEXRail, the new, 27-mile commuter train service that will connect downtown Fort Worth and DFW Airport, will begin passenger service Jan. 10 after a delay caused by the government shutdown. Trinity Metro, the local transit agency operating TEXRail.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 9th, 2019

Big paychecks: Here"s the typical employee salary at Intuit, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and 40+ other big tech employers

The latest big tech employers in California's Silicon Valley to reveal how much they pay a typical worker are TurboTax maker Intuit Inc. and Guidewire Software, which makes back-end software for insurance companies. Like most of that region's bigge.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 13th, 2018

Best solution to prevent California wildfire disasters: Stop building in places likely to burn

The most effective way to reduce deaths and property destruction from California wildfires would be to stop building in fire-prone areas, and make structures that already exist in those areas more resilient......»»

Category: realestateSource: bdcnetworkNov 30th, 2018

Infant-Sleep Deaths in Focus in Fight Over Consumer-Safety Agency

Inclined sleepers like the Fisher-Price Rock ’n Play have been involved in at least 30 deaths since 2005 and have become the focus of a battle over how strongly federal consumer-safety regulators should act......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjNov 24th, 2018

PG&E shares up 37 percent on report regulator does not want bankruptcy

PG&E Corp shares soared 37 percent in after-hours trade on Thursday after a report that a California regulatory official told investors that the agency does not want the utility to go into bankruptcy......»»

Category: topSource: reutersNov 15th, 2018

State bullet train audit blames rail authority for cost overruns and mismanagement

State auditor: “This report concludes that the (California High-Speed Rail) Authority’s flawed decision .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 15th, 2018

Uber fined $750,000 for letting drivers work after customers complained of drunk driving

The California Public Utilities Commission fined Uber $.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesNov 8th, 2018

Newsom victory has implications for California high-speed rail

In Democrat Gavin Newsom’s comfortable victory, California’s bullet train project likely dodged another fatal projectile......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 7th, 2018

BankWork$ partners with Employ Milwaukee on vocational training program

A new partnership will bring vocational training for people interested in the banking industry to Milwaukee.  California-based BankWork$ partnered with workforce development agency Employ Milwaukee to bring its curriculum to the city. BankWork$ runs .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 25th, 2018

Del Monte cuts 63 jobs at Crystal City plant

Del Monte Foods Inc. is cutting 63 jobs at its canning plant about 120 miles southwest of San Antonio following a decision to skip the plant's fall and winter packing seasons. The California-based company recently filed a worker adjustment and retrai.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 22nd, 2018

Under Armour HR chief Kerry Chandler heads to L.A. talent agency

Kerry Chandler has left her post as Under Armour Inc.'s chief human resources officer. Chandler departed he Baltimore sportswear maker to become chief human resources officer at Beverly Hills, California-based talent agency Endeavor. Chandler, a San Dieg.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 15th, 2018