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Immigration law compliance: The basics of I-9 verification

Employers in the Central Valley have long understood the importance of compliance with immigration law to maintain a viable workforce.
With the election of Donald Trump, national attention has been sharply focused on numerous immigration-related issues. Employers are well-advised to take this opportunity to audit their compliance with the most basic of their obligations under federal law: I-9 compliance.

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Powers promoted Adult Parole Operations Director

Jerry Powers, 54, of Modesto, has been appointed director of the Division of Adult Parole Operations at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, according to Gov. Jerry Brown’s office.

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Federal regulations: reform on the horizon?

 

Bruce Sarchet

On Feb. 24, President Trump issued an executive order, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda, which calls for each federal agency to develop a regulatory reform task force within 90 days to identify burdensome regulations for possible repeal, replacement, or modification.

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Denham to host town hall

 

Rep. Jeff Denham

DENAIR — Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, will host a town hall meeting with Stanislaus County Board Supervisor Vito Chiesa, Assemblyman Heath Flora and Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth on Monday, April 17.

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CEO spotlight: past supervisor to lead Hispanic Chamber

 

PHOTO COURTESY SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

STOCKTON — Carlos Villapudua plans to blend his experience in politics, business and social work into his new role as the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s CEO.

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University of the Pacific program will help meet nationwide demand for data scientists

University of the Pacific program will help meet nationwide demand for data scientists

University of the Pacific this fall will begin showing working professionals not only how to crunch data, but how to use the information to help their organizations prosper.

Pacific’s School of Engineering and Computer Science is offering a new master of science degree in analytics, a high-paying field facing an acute shortage of professionals. The program will be based at the university’s new, state-of-the-art campus in San Francisco.

With courses such as Data Engineering, Machine Learning and Data Visualization, the program will combine rigorous academic training in analytics along with the practical experience of working on real-world case studies of issues facing industries today.

Visit Stockton! CEO elected to head regional association

Visit Stockton! CEO elected to head regional association

Wes Rhea, CEO of Visit Stockton, was elected to serve as the President of the Western Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (WACVB) at its annual conference in Albuquerque. The association is a professional association serving 150 destination marketing organizations in eleven western states and two western provinces of Canada. Rhea is a Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) and Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) and has led Visit Stockton since 2005.