Onboarding New Hires? More Than 1 in 4 Employers Don’t Conduct Background Checks

For many companies, recruiting and hiring is a never-ending process. Perhaps in a rush to onboard new employees, some employers are short cutting the process by not doing background checks. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, more than one-quarter (28 percent) of employers don’t background check every new employee before they are hired.
But poor selection …

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Hire a Youth and Become a Mentor through Santa Maria Summer Jobs and Beyond Career Pathways for Youth!

Calling all local businesses! Santa Maria Summer Jobs and Beyond Career Pathways for Youth is looking to collaborate with you in their Summer Youth Jobs program.
This project is a multi-agency collaboration to provide youth in the Santa Maria Valley with a positive summer and year-round activity. Created to ensure youth are provided with necessary skills and …

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By its nature, an emergency is an unforeseen crisis, but you can plan ahead to minimize the damage when an emergency strikes.
Employers have an obligation to create safe workplaces. California employers may be faced with many types of natural disasters or other emergencies, including:

Fires
Earthquakes
Extreme weather (storms, high heat)
Floods
Chemical or hazardous spills or releases
Incidents of violence, …

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The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently posted California’s 2015 occupational injury and illness summary data on employer-reported injuries.

California’s rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses remains low.
According to estimates provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), California’s overall incidence rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses remains at the lowest rate in more than …

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Ribbon Cutting: Terramonary Porcelain Dinnerware

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Terramonary Porcelain Dinnerware to the Chamber with a ribbon cutting! Located at 220 E. Clark Ave, Ste B in Old Orcutt, the company creates handcrafted porcelain pottery.
The store is owned by husband and wife Terry Row and Ramona Clayton. Clayton, who has been doing pottery since 1990, …

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