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Subsidized employment program: An opportunity for employers and job seekers

Subsidized employment program: An opportunity for employers and job seekers

Yolo County has been working with employers to provide new job opportunities through the Subsidized Employment Program. The program, administered through the Health & Human Services Agency, incentivizes local employers by cutting employment costs when hiring Yolo County residents, while also assisting eligible low-income job seekers otherwise unable to find employment.

Health & Human Service Agency hosts job fair June 23; prep event June 6

Health & Human Service Agency hosts job fair June 23; prep event June 6

More than 40 employers will gather in Woodland on June 23 to offer jobs to those seeking employment.  Prior to that, on June 6, the Yolo County’s Health & Human Services Agency will be available to help job seekers prepare for the job fair.

Employment services experts will be on hand on June 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency, located at 25 N. Cottonwood Street in Woodland, to help job seekers succeed at the job fair, including tips for properly completing job applications, preparing resumes and nailing the interview.  Those interested in attending the prep event are encouraged to RSVP at: www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054eabaf22abfa7-howtoget.

Midtown Business Association gains approval to renew business district through 2027

Midtown Business Association gains approval to renew business district through 2027

The Midtown Business Association (MBA) recently received approval by stakeholders to renew the PBID (Property & Business Improvement District) for another 10 years. In addition, the Midtown PBID coverage area will expand to include the neighboring Alhambra corridor starting in 2017.  With the expanded footprint, MBA will service the Midtown area from 16th to Alhambra and from the Governor’s Mansion to the new Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op.

Potential Yolo Rail Realignment Offers Positive Economic Benefits

Potential Yolo Rail Realignment Offers Positive Economic Benefits

Yolo County, the cities of Davis, West Sacramento and Woodland, and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency are excited to announce completion of the Yolo Rail Realignment Economic Benefits Study.  

Prepared with support from a 2014 U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant, the study analyzes the economic potential of relocating the rail line that runs through the centers of Davis and Woodland, and extending rail service to industrial areas in Woodland, the west side of West Sacramento and the Port of West Sacramento.  Study findings show rail relocation could generate substantial economic benefit in Yolo County and align well with regional flood protection options currently being studied.

Job Fair March 9 in Winters

Job Fair March 9 in Winters

Continuing efforts to help meet the labor force needs of employers throughout the region, and to help Yolo County job-seekers find employment, the Yolo County Workforce Innovation Board and Health & Human Services Agency, in partnership with the City of Winters and Office of Congressman John Garamendi, are teaming up to sponsor a regional job fair on Wednesday, March 9, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., at the Winters High School, located at 101 Grant Avenue.

Representatives from more than 30 employers and labor apprenticeship programs throughout Sacramento, Yolo and Solano counties are scheduled to participate in the event.  Goodwill Industries, Four Wheel Campers, California Conservation Corps, Visiting Angels, Walgreens and Gymboree are among those scheduled to be in attendance.

Knights Landing Revitalization Input Meeting January 21

Knights Landing Revitalization Input Meeting January 21

Yolo County is seeking input from residents and local businesses concerning economic development in Knights Landing.  The community is invited to attend a one-hour meeting on Thursday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. to consider a community revitalization study, funded by the California Department of Housing & Community Development through the Community Development Block Program.  Come learn about the study, meet the consultants and give your feedback at this meeting, the first of three (future meeting dates yet to be announced), being held at the Knights Landing Community Center, located at 42114 7th Street in Knights Landing.

Free Oil Filter Exchange Event November 21

Free Oil Filter Exchange Event November 21

The Yolo County Division of Integrated Waste Management and the Cities of Davis, Woodland, Winters and West Sacramento have collaborated with O’Reilly Auto Parts and AutoZone Auto Parts stores, as well as Pisani’s Napa Auto Parts Store in Winters, to educate Yolo County residents on the importance of used oil filter recycling by offering a Used Oil Filter Exchange Event on Saturday, November 21.

This special event is being held to bring awareness around the need to recycle used oil filters.  Do-it-yourself (DIY) oil changers in California purchase more than 20 million oil filters annually.  Unfortunately, less than 10 percent of used oil filters are recycled or even disposed of properly.  This means that an estimated 1.2 million gallons of oil in discarded oil filters goes to landfills each year.  When used oil filters are recycled, the filters and the oil they contain can be made into new products such as construction rebar and re-refined oil.