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CEO Resource Spotlight event Friday featuring Kish Rajan

CEO Resource Spotlight event Friday featuring Kish Rajan

Find out about the state's Economic Development Initiative and local incentives!Working in partnership, the San Joaquin County WorkNet, San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, City of Stockton, Employee Development Department and the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce will host the event to cover further details and highlights about the new GEDI Program and the wind-down of the Enterprise Zone Program. To register for this event, please call the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at 209-943-6117 or email info@sjchispanicchamber.com .

Brookside Country Club GM Obtains Highest Distinction

Brookside Country Club GM Obtains Highest Distinction

 Alecia Escajeda, General Manager of Brookside Golf & Country Club in Stockton, has achieved the designation of “Certified Club Manager” CCM with the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA).

Escajeda is the only Country Club General Manager in San Joaquin county to earn this designation and is among an elite group of  club managers worldwide to have achieved this hallmark professionalism.

Alecia Escajeda qualified for the CCM examination after fulfilling requirements in Club Management experience, education and association activity. The CCM examination require expertise in areas of leadership, communication, club governance, financial management, human and professional resources, food and beverage operations, facilities management, principals of management and recreation management.

Over 800 Jobs at Stockton’s HIREvent

Over 800 Jobs at Stockton’s HIREvent

Stockton’s 22nd Annual HIREvent features a long list of immediate job openings from a variety of Central Valley employers, along with free expert resume help for jobseekers.

For more information, visit JobJournal.com or call 888-THE-JOBS (843-5627) or (916) 996-3786 day of the event.

WHAT:       Stockton’s 22nd Annual HIREvent  

WHERE:   University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, 110 West Fremont Street

WHEN:      Tuesday, January 28th, noon – 4pm  

WHO:           Delaware North Companies Yosemite

                     Health Plan of San Joaquin

Follow-up: Manteca Chef fares well- wins challenge on Cutthroat Kitchen

Chef Michael Midgley thought he'd lost it duirng Sunday's (January 12) episode of Cutthroat Kitchen when he was given a child's kitchen to work in for the final round.

This is it, he said to himself, as he took his place behind a cooking station built for, in his words, "a gnome". Midgely, the exectuive chef at Ernie's Food & Spirits in Manteca, thought  it was going to be a nightmare.

But Midgley got down to the challenge, did not come up short and defeated his opponent's balsmic tainted shortcake dessert with a strawberry shortcake dish set off by goat cheese.

As the winner, he pocketed $15,500 - the balance of the $25,000 in spending money each contestant was given at the start of the show.  He said he would celelbrate by taking his daughter to her favorite amusement park.

Job Searches Heat Up at Stockton’s HIREvent

Job Searches Heat Up at Stockton’s HIREvent

Jobseekers who’ve felt the chill of a challenging job market can fire up their prospects at Stockton’s 22nd Annual HIREvent on Tuesday, January 28th. Attendees can expect a warm welcome from Central Valley employers eager to fill hundreds of immediate openings in a variety of fields.

Whether looking for a new position or a better career, this free job fair provides a rare opportunity to meet face-to-face with recruiters from both the public and private sectors. Experts will also be on hand for free one-on-one consultations with jobseekers who’d like to improve their resumes.

Stockton’s 22nd Annual HIREvent takes place on Tuesday, January 28th, from noon to 4pm at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, 110 West Fremont Street.

$60 million for employee training available for small businesses

The Employment Training Panel (ETP) has $60 million in training money for California employers to upgrade thier employees skills.

ETP was created in 1982 and is funded entirely through employer contributions into the Unemployment Insurance Fund. Businesses must meet a $13.32 minium wage standard to particpate in the program and provide a living wage that leads to a career path.  Business owners determine what trainiing employees need, create the curriculum, choose the trainers and deliver the training in a way that best suits thier needs.

As an example, according to Mike Ammann, president & CEO of the San Joaquin Partnershipp, a non-profit private economic development organization serviing San Joaquin County, Amazon used ETP to train employees for the Tracy and Patterson fulfillment centers.

Manteca company lands contract with Dubai

Manteca-based Retail Green has developed a new platform for businesses to produce elelctronic receipts for customers and it just signed its biggest contact - with the emirate of Dubai.

According to Retail Green co-founder Ayman Sulaiman there is nothing like their product on the market now.

He says they developed a non-intrusive platform that produces receipts for retail sales without ever producing a hard copy receipt.

Sulaiman syas the deal with Dubai, which could be worth up to $150 million, the country will mandate that retailers use the platform beginning next year. He adds that Dubai is also beginning construction of a data hub to service the contract that could bring up to 10 new high-tech jobs to Manteca in 2014.

With the software, customers get a receipt sent to their smart phone through an app called Receipt Box which is avaialbe on Android and iPhones. The system also saves a copy in the Cloud service.