Survey from Express Employment Professionals: Harder for Employers to Fill Jobs

Express Employment Professionals released today new survey results revealing the increasing difficulty that employers face when trying to recruit and fill positions.
The findings come from a survey of 340 local businesses. Respondents were asked, “Currently, how easy is it for you to recruit and fill positions?”
Only three percent said “very easy,” while 29 percent said …

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Update on Form I-9 Changes

Last November, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed changes to the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and the initial comment period for the proposal closed in January.
On March 28, USCIS published a notice in the federal register, opening the comment period up again for an additional 30 days
Submit any comment by April 27, 2016.

Go …

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The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce was happy to welcome these members in March:
O’Connor Pest Control
Kevin O’Connor
101 Cuyama Lane
Nipomo, CA 93444
(805) 925-8711
www.oconnorpest.com
Bien Nacido & Solomon Hills Estates
Noemi Zendejas
2963 Grand Ave Suite B
Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 318-8600
www.biennacidoestate.com
J. Wilkes
Noemi Zendejas
2963 Grand Avenue
Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 318-6680
www.jwilkes.com
Women’s Fund of Northern Santa Barbara County
Judy Martin
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 937-3576
www.wfnsbc.org
Dunn-Edwards …

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Ribbon Cutting: CALM

In honor of April being National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and to celebrate the opening of their new Santa Maria facility, the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation) as part of their open house.
CALM’s mission is to prevent, assess, treat and prevent child abuse. They …

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Minimum Wage Hike Implications for Employers

California is the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour statewide. Employers need to prepare for the minimum wage increase.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday signed SB 3 (Leno; D-San Francisco), a job killer bill that will increase the minimum wage in California to $15 per hour by …

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