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Editorial: To win green jobs, foster innovation

By   /  Friday, October 21st, 2011  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  1 Comment

How can the United States compete in a game that’s rigged? That is the question facing the solar energy manufacturing industry in this country.

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Editorial: The coming gray wave on California’s coast

By   /  Friday, September 9th, 2011  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  1 Comment

20-somethings are coming to Ventura for tech jobs, but making them permanent residents, the kind who will actually stick around through their 30s and 40s, will be far more difficult.

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1,000 area jobs in peril

By   /  Friday, September 9th, 2011  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  3 Comments

By Stephen Nellis and Marlize van Romburgh on September 9, 2011 Nearly 1,000 jobs are either at risk or being cut in the Tri-Counties in manufacturing, medical device research and finance. On Sept. 1, Bank of America said it planned to sell or shutter its correspondent lending arm, imperiling as many as 700 jobs in Read More →

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C&D hiring hundreds in Santa Maria

By   /  Friday, May 20th, 2011  /  Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on C&D hiring hundreds in Santa Maria

A sea change in the way airlines are thinking about premium travel has propelled explosive growth at C&D Zodiac, a Santa Maria manufacturer that could see employment approach the 1,000-person mark if the rebound in the aviation business remains on track.

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Area banks hiring

By   /  Friday, May 6th, 2011  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Area banks hiring

After posting mostly solid first-quarter earnings, banks in the region are scouting for resumes again. Three of the largest firms in the region are looking to fill more than 300 open positions among them.

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Smaller firms win in defense makeover

By   /  Friday, May 6th, 2011  /  Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Smaller firms win in defense makeover

The defense industry in the Tri-Counties is headed for its biggest shakeup in decades. Longtime players are cutting jobs while younger firms see growth as the Pentagon draws down its two foreign wars and focuses on strategic threats. Raytheon, a major Goleta employer, confirmed layoffs that will affect about 160 of its jobs in Goleta. Read More →

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Postal cutbacks signal crunch in public sector

By   /  Friday, January 14th, 2011  /  Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Postal cutbacks signal crunch in public sector

Between the rise of e-mail and the Great Recession, the U.S. Postal Service hasn’t had an easy decade. Mail volume is down 20 percent since 2006 and the agency has even discussed eliminating Saturday delivery.

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