Keeping an Eye on Manufacturing for Sustained Job Growth

Keeping an Eye on Manufacturing for Sustained Job Growth

Keeping an Eye on Manufacturing for Sustained Job Growth As job boards, help wanted posters and employers nationwide report, a post-pandemic hiring surge started in 2021 and continues today. Contra Costa County is no exception, with a 3.1% unemployment in July 2022....
Workforce Development Month: A Q&A with CWA’s Bob Lanter

Workforce Development Month: A Q&A with CWA’s Bob Lanter

Workforce Development Month: A Q&A with CWA’s Bob Lanter September is Workforce Development Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of workforce development boards (WDB) to a growing national economy. A key person in this work statewide is Bob...
The Employee Surge That Didn’t Happen

The Employee Surge That Didn’t Happen

The Employee Surge That Didn’t Happen Our last article covered the employment phenomenon known as “The Great Resignation” or “The Big Quit.” To gain insights, we conducted an employer survey from January 31 through April 15. More than 100 businesses in Contra Costa...
The ‘Great Resignation’ in Contra Costa County

The ‘Great Resignation’ in Contra Costa County

The ‘Great Resignation’ in Contra Costa County Whether you call it the “Great Resignation” or the “Big Quit,” American workers are leaving their jobs in record numbers. In November 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a record-setting 4.5 million...
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