Teens and young adults traditionally have struggled much more to find work than their older counterparts. But a new Brookings Institution report shows the road to employment for young job seekers nationwide and here in Sacramento during the 2000s has been especially rocky.

There was a time not that long ago, Karen Hansen mused Saturday, that she would be hard-pressed to find five women to sit on a panel on construction.
It was shaping up to be an encouraging day for Heather McCoy. The junior UC Davis managerial economics major joined hundreds of students at the university’s winter Internship and Career Fair last week, meeting potential employers, passing out résumés and getting the news that internship-seeking students want to hear.
Where there’s demand, there is opportunity, and today there’s opportunity in information technology. So says Darby Patterson, whose Sacramento Stride Center provides computer career training to low-income job-seekers facing barriers to employment.
A recently released report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, or NACE, shows that engineering majors were seven of the 10 highest-paid majors among 2013 bachelor’s degree graduates. The results were featured in the association’s January 2014 Salary Survey.
Online demand for retail workers waned slightly in December as the short winter shopping season wound down, but it remained strong for office, computer and medical workers heading into the new year, according to the state Employment Development Department’s monthly Help Wanted Online report.

The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce have elected longtime Vacaville businessman Manuel Cosme Jr. as chairman of the organization’s board of directors.
SPI Solar, the Roseville-based solar energy developer, said that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Xinyu Xinwei New Energy Co. Ltd., has received preliminary approval to develop a 10-megawatt solar project in eastern China.
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Lawmakers, Gov. Jerry Brown and ride-sharing companies have reached a deal on California legislation upping insurance requirements for the emerging companies such as Lyft and Uber.
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Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday that he has reached a deal with legislative leaders to more than triple California’s 5-year-old film and television tax credit, amid intense lobbying from the state’s TV and movie industry.



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