CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1993 |
Ventura County's unemployment rate dropped to 7.9% in March, down from 8.5% a month before, as farm and construction workers returned to work after being idled by heavy winter rains, labor officials said Monday. Despite the improvement, employers reported that 3,800 fewer jobs exist in Ventura County than a year ago, according to a monthly report released Monday by the state Employment Development Department.
January 18, 1995 |
Ashamed to seek help from the government, Eliodoro Frutos had never been to an unemployment office before last week. But the farm laborer, out of work indefinitely because of the recent storms, swallowed his pride out of concern for his wife and five children who live in Mexico. Frutos, who has a permit to work in the United States, said his family members rely on the money he sends them to survive. "I haven't been able to send them any money," Frutos said. "They don't have anything."
February 9, 1993 |
Ventura County employers to comply with anti-discrimination laws "have to realize that it's no longer acceptable for them to be led primarily by white males," said Dawn Hodson, president of J.D. Hodson & Associates, a Ventura business consulting firm. Because of dramatic changes in Ventura County's ethnic makeup, employers must make special efforts to avoid continually duplicating the "look" of their work force and executive ranks, Hodson said.
April 23, 1995 |
For many hard years, Juan Santiago Chavez trekked north to California each spring to grub money to feed his family and to save so he could one day build a fine house in the tiny mountaintop village where he was born. But now he works only part-time, sleeps in a new two-story concrete home that is among the largest around and still can hardly believe the turn of events that brought him $35,000 last year.
September 26, 1995 |
It's becoming more common in the business world that established scientists, engineers and other working professionals return to college to further their careers through management training. And the number of Ventura County workers in that group was large enough to warrant the establishment of a satellite campus of Pepperdine University's School of Business and Management in Thousand Oaks. Otis W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2001 |
Ventura County government's largest labor union approved a tentative contract Friday, potentially ending its most acrimonious salary battle in a decade. Under the agreement, 4,200 general government workers would receive raises averaging 13% over four years. If the contract is quickly ratified, employees will see the pay increase beginning in their Oct. 18 checks, union leaders said.