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.

Atlanta-based Moe’s Southwest Grill, which announced in January that it had signed an agreement to bring more than a dozen new restaurants to the Sacramento area over the next seven years, will open its first local restaurant Thursday (July 31) in Auburn.
Rancho Cordova-based American River Bankshares, parent of American River Bank, reported a second consecutive quarter of strongly improved year-over-year profits in the second quarter.
Avison Young, a Canada-based commercial real estate services firm, says it has acquired Sacramento real estate brokerage company Aguer Havelock Associates Inc.
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Sacramento planning commissioners reviewed a controversial plan Thursday to tear down 206 garden apartments and replace them with more than 1,000 high-rise units on a leafy, traffic-free “super block” in downtown Sacramento.



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