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Imperial Valley Press Staff WriterThe state agency charged with protecting workers and the public from safety hazards has cited a local farm labor company for what it says is the first confirmed heat-related fatality in 2011. The state Division of Occupational Safety and Health issued...
Staff WriterThe El Centro metropolitan area once again recorded the highest unemployment rate in the nation, with 26.8 percent of Imperial County’s labor force unemployed in December 2011. However the local numbers are an improvement from a year ago, when 29.2...
Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District will be accepting applications for the 2012 nurse scholarship program beginning Tuesday through April 6. Scholarships provide funding for qualified students who wish to pursue an education at Imperial Valley College...
I want to correct an editorial that appeared in the Imperial Valley Press on Dec. 30 that veterans should be the merchants’ first choice. I agree with the title but there are incorrect statements such as “veterans job programs are working well...
Even though jobs are not exactly plentiful these days in the Imperial Valley, or much elsewhere for that matter, the need remains for job seekers to continue to be hopeful. While jobs may take some time to materialize here and abroad, those looking to one...
Staff WriterThe unemployment rate for the El Centro Metropolitan Area dropped below 30 percent in November, though that number is still the highest in the nation, according to data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The metropolitan area, which...
Imperial Valley Press Staff WriterEl Centro had a better-performing year in 2011 than other small metropolitan areas in California, according to a recently released report. However, the local area dropped in its best-performing city ranking from 47 in 2010 to 69 in 2011 out of 179...
Imperial Valley Press Staff WriterAbout 36,000 Imperial County residents lived below the poverty rate in 2010, according to the latest numbers released by the U. S. Census Bureau, showing a slight improvement compared to 2009 when as much as 35,000 people were recorded as poor. The...
Thursday in this space we wrote about how there is no large parade or celebration in the offing to commemorate the homecoming of troops from the war in Iraq. We said that was a disappointment. Today in this space we are writing about how veterans...
While many Americans were worried in recent days that their payroll taxes would go up soon because of a congressional stalemate, those likely fretting the most were those not even on any payroll. Without Congress agreeing to extend unemployment benefits,...
Staff WriterAs the new year rolls in today so have new laws that go into effect. Starting today the major new law the state’s Office of Traffic Safety, as well as the California Highway Patrol, wants all residents to keep in mind is the change to the Child...
Education beyond high school is a key to success later in life. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 62 percent of all U.S. jobs now require a minimum of two-year or four-year degrees or special post-secondary training. That number is expected to...
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