Why does Fresno have thousands of job openings – and high unemployment?
The growing divide between available jobs and the labor force with the skills to secure these jobs is an economic contradiction in Fresno that economists are blaming on the great recession. The puzzling gap is what some individual employers in the Seattle area face. Retooling our workforce with skills for future jobs is essential to lowering unemployment.
Olson Kundig Architects are the “Kings of Renewal”
Seattle Business Magazine
Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects provides a great example of how a business can refocus the scope of work and hone in on a specific market that will attract revenue in tough economic times. Olson Kundig recently found success in innovative renovations to commercial space with buildings such as the Stadium Nissan Dealership and the Georgetown Brewery.
How to make your business greener, and save money
New York Times
Joe Santana, head of operations at Mi Rancho, a tortilla producer in San Leandro, CA, estimates the steps his company has taken to save energy and cut waste will quickly pay for itself. Santana lists six steps that put Mi Rancho on track to be a green, and profitable company.
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