Home / news / Economy and Jobs
Browse Documents
by Date or Issue:
  • Denham introduces bill to protect small businesses against ADA lawsuits
    Posted in In the News on March 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Government Waste

    As part of an ongoing effort to sustain the viability of small businesses in the Central Valley, Congressman Jeff Denham on Monday introduced a bill to combat frivolous lawsuits that accuse local businesses of violating portions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. ... “Many small businesses are under attack, especially here in the Valley. It’s a disgrace that the owners and operators of these local businesses are falling victim to predatory lawsuits, often leaving them with little opportunit... Read more

  • Denham Introduces Bill to Combat Drive-By Lawsuits, Protect Main Street
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) introduced H.R. 1493, the ADA Lawsuit Clarification Act, a bill to combat frivolous lawsuits accusing small businesses of violating portions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). “Many small businesses are under attack, especially here in the Valley. It’s a disgrace that the owners and operators of these local businesses are falling victim to predatory lawsuits, often leaving them with little opportunity to address or correct the i... Read more

  • Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus Welcomes Sen. Sullivan as New Co-Chair
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Veterans

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Jeff Denham (R-CA) and Tim Walz (D-MN) and U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today welcomed Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) as a co-chair of the Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus for the 115th Congress. Sen. Sullivan is the junior senator from Alaska, elected in 2014. He serves on the Committees on Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs and also serves in the United States Marine Corps Reserves, having been recalled for active duty in 2004 and 2013. “While we can never fu... Read more

  • Happy New Year!
    Posted in Newsletters on November 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Defense and National Security, Economy and Jobs, Health, Immigration, Transportation & Infrastructure, Veterans, Water

    Click here to read this edition. Read more

  • Mayor’s Youth Conference brings together next generation of leaders
    Posted in In the News on October 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Students throughout Turlock converged at City Hall Thursday morning to find out just what it takes to be a leader from Mayor Gary Soiseth himself during the second annual Mayor’s Youth Conference. “I’m just glad to expose all of our young people to City Hall and explain to them exactly how city government works,” said Soiseth. “I think all of our leaders are going to be in this group. I can see a future mayor, council members, firefighters and police officers here.” The conference was attended b... Read more

  • Internship program kicks off
    Posted in In the News on October 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    [Click on the link to view the photo slideshow] Business leaders, educators and students gathered for the Hire Me First Employer Kick-Off luncheon today at Tracy Community Center. The program through the Tracy Chamber of Commerce helps high school students find internships in the Tracy business community and pairs students with businesses where they learn employment skills including communication, vocational training, resume and interview skills. Read more

  • Lawmakers learn services for disabled workers threatened
    Posted in In the News on October 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown's recent hike in the state's minimum-wage has caused panic in Ceres' Howard Training Center and similar centers in the state which may be forced to cut work training programs for developmentally disabled persons. A special workshop luncheon was held Thursday at the Ceres facility to bring lawmakers' focus on the problem, and to develop possible legislative solutions. Attending were Congressman Jeff Denham, Assembly members Kristin Olson and Adam Gray and representativ... Read more

  • Join Me in Honoring Our Gold Star Families
    Posted in Newsletters on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Economy and Jobs, Health, Veterans

    Click here to read this edition. Read more

  • Congressman sees Howard Training Center Upclose
    Posted in In the News on September 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    A spry 93-year-old Alta Hamilton answered the knock at the front door of her Walnut Avenue apartment Thursday morning and was surprised when her twice-per-week delivery of food from Ceres' Howard Training Center (HTC) was delivered by Congressman Jeff Denham. "Pleased to meet you," the Ceres woman told Denham, who spent the morning learning about the mission of the Ceres agency during a tour of the Stonum Road center and both participated in preparing senior meals with developmentally disabled c... Read more

  • The Ceres Courier: Grant = 6 Firemen X 2 Years
    Posted in In the News on April 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    As the result of a $1.2 million federal grant, six new firefighters joined the Ceres Fire Department during a Wednesday, April 6 ceremony at the Ceres Community Center. The ceremony also resulted in the promotion of six others within the department. Ceres Fire Chief Bryan Nicholes introduced new firefighters Kirk Aarseth, Hamilcar Cabusi, Jacob Clinite, Vince Diliberto, Parker English and Kevin Shaw. The six were sworn in by Mayor Chris Vierra. Congressman Jeff Denham and his staff worked many m... Read more