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West Sacramento Job Fair October 29 - Woodland Job Talk October 21

West Sacramento Job Fair October 29 - Woodland Job Talk October 21

The Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services, in partnership with the City of West Sacramento, the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce and the Yolo County Workforce Investment Board, will be holding a job fair on Wednesday, October 29, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the City of West Sacramento Galleria, located at 1110 West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento.

Financial Planning Day, Saturday, Oct. 25

Financial Planning Day, Saturday, Oct. 25

In today’s uncertain economy, planning for your financial future is more important than ever. If you have financial questions or concerns, or would like to learn how to better manage your finances, the City of West Sacramento invites you to Greater Sacramento Financial Planning Day, Saturday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the West Sacramento City Hall, 1110 West Capitol Ave., West Sacramento 95691. Receive free, personalized financial advice... Read More

Downtown Plaza Demolition

Downtown Plaza Demolition

 They are wasting no time tearing through walls of Downtown Plaza. Please click on panoramic photos to enlarge. Downtown Plaza Demolition panoramic photo 8-29-2014 Downtown Plaza Demolition 8-29-2014 Downtown Plaza Demolition 8-29-2014 Downtown Plaza Demolition 8-29-2014 Downtown Plaza Demolition 8-29-2014 Downtown Plaza Demolition 8-29-2014 Downtown Plaza Demolition... Read More

Yolo County Releases 2013 Crop Report

Yolo County Releases 2013 Crop Report

This week, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors received the 2013 Yolo County Agricultural Report – an annual report which summarizes the acreage, production and gross valuation of all agricultural commodities produced in Yolo County in 2013.  The total gross valuation for all agricultural commodities in 2013 was $721,636,091; an all-time high and an increase of 12.89% from 2012.

“These production figures reflect an overall higher price per unit for commodities and increases in acreage,” said Yolo County Agricultural Commissioner John Young.  “Field labor, processing, transporting, marketing and other farm-related services significantly multiply the value agriculture has to our county.”

Subsidized Employment Program Helps Employers and Job-Seekers

Subsidized Employment Program Helps Employers and Job-Seekers

Employers in Yolo County now have an opportunity to cut employment costs by hiring Yolo County residents through the county’s Subsidized Employment Program.  This new program, administered through the Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services, incentivizes local employers while assisting eligible low-income job seekers otherwise unable to find employment.

The Subsidized Employment Program reimburses participating employers eligible employee wages for up to a year through the CalWORKs Employment Services Program.  Jobs made available through the program are not meant to displace current employees, and may be, but are not limited to, entry level positions.  While the Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services provides potential employee applicants to participating employers, the employer is fully in control of deciding who to hire.  The employee is also responsible for providing supervision and training.

Homeownership Fair

Homeownership Fair

The Sacramento Association of REALTORS® and California Association of REALTORS® are sponsoring a homebuyer fair for consumers on Saturday, July 19th from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Association office located at 2003 Howe Avenue, Sacramento.

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Echiburu Appointed Planning, Public Works & Environmental Services Director

Echiburu Appointed Planning, Public Works & Environmental Services Director

Yolo County Administrator Patrick Blacklock has announced the appointment of Lautaro “Taro” Echiburu as director of the newly configured Department of Planning, Public Works & Environmental Services. 

As of July 1, the division of Environmental Health will merge with the divisions of Planning and Building, Public Works and Integrated Waste Management to form the Department of Planning, Public Works and Environmental Services.  For the next six months, Environmental Health will remain in its current location at 137 N. Cottonwood Street in Woodland.  In 2015, it will join Planning and Building, located at 292 W. Beamer Street in Woodland, to provide its customers a more efficient process for permit applications.