Posts Tagged ‘jobs’

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari has been traveling around the Central Valley bashing the high speed rail project. For someone who claims to care about jobs and poverty, it’s a bizarre and hypocritical thing to do. High speed rail is essential to the Central Valley’s future economic prosperity, as well as providing desperately needed jobs […]

Mar 7th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Republican who brought you the bank bailout, Neel Kashkari, wants to be the next governor of California. He’s taking the tried and true Meg Whitman approach, which worked so well that she lost to Jerry Brown by 13 points despite outspending him 7 to 1. He wants to focus on jobs and education, but […]

Jan 28th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

It may not be the groundbreaking, but it’s still an economic boost as the high speed rail contractors haveopened their downtown Fresno office: Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons, the team of firms hired to design and build the first 29 miles of high-speed rail in the Fresno-Madera area, was welcomed to downtown Fresno with an open house Tuesday. […]

Sep 25th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Fresno County has been hit hard by the Great Recession and its extremely weak recovery. Currently their unemployment rate is 13.4%, a rate that has not budged significantly in over three years. Stubbornly high unemployment in the region is a drag on the rest of the state along with an obvious social and economic crisis. […]

Sep 19th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized