SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- California has been getting ready for a surge in coronavirus hospitalizations as cases continue to rise, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a press conference Wednesday.
He said the state has been successful at maximizing hospital capacity and establishing alternative care sites since March. The state now has the capacity to treat 50,000 COVID-19 patients if necessary.
That extra hospital capacity has started to look more and more necessary; COVID-19 hospitalizations have grown 44% over the last two weeks, the governor said.
Gurjeet Kaur Randhwa drove a truck from Central Valley, California, carrying fresh produce to dinner tables across fifty states of the United States of America. A former national level field-hockey player in India, she now deftly navigates the American highways ensuring she stays in good health.In order to maintain her truck-driver’s license, Gurjeet must ensure her blood pressure and diabetes is within the acceptable range.
Do you remember when you were a child and someone would ask you what you wanted to be when you grew up? The typical elementary school response was firefighter, police officer, teacher, doctor, pilot, or even astronaut cited by children.
For many of you reading this blog, perhaps you already knew you wanted to drive a truck or work in supply chain when you were older. I’m guessing you were in the minority. Most of the occupations children mentioned had high profiles and were considered more glamorous than working in the trucking industry.
FRESNO, Calif. (KGPE) — With many colleges and universities moving towards virtual classes, hundreds of thousands of international students won’t be able to study in the USA.
On Monday, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement said international students must leave the country if their classes are online.
“You know we are in the midst of worldwide pandemic and we are pulling the rug right from under our students,” said Merced College Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Mike McCandless.
After struggling for several months to ramp up its capacity to test for the novel coronavirus, Fresno County has finally achieved the state’s threshold of about 1,500 tests per day.
“We’ve met that metric for about 10 days now,” said Dr. Rais Vohra, Fresno County’s interim health officer, in a media briefing Monday. “That’s very reassuring. We’ve built the capacity and following through on getting the testing done.”
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- With so many people's jobs in the Central Valley impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis, we've compiled a list of available job opportunities for anyone looking for work.
If you are an employer and you would like us to add your job to the page (or if a job has been filled and needs to be removed), simply fill out the form on the bottom of the page.
If you are here looking to connect with Workforce Connection, you can call the Business Services Center at 559-230-4062 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about job opportunities through the job center.
Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order to clarify the in-person voting locations required for the November 3, 2020 General Election. Many county elections officials have expressed concerns about meeting in-person voting requirements given the strain of the pandemic on voting locations and poll worker recruitment.
Press Release: Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on November 3, 2020 General Election.
Per the Governor’s Executive Order, county elections officials must provide in-person voting options. They have two options for the General Election:
In-person voting opportunities will be available in every county’s elections office starting 29 days before Election Day.
Become a Poll Worker
County elections officials need help this fall. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our most vulnerable poll workers will not be able to volunteer.
Serving as a poll worker is an opportunity to help your community, while being paid.
For more information on becoming a poll worker contact your county elections office, or visit https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/poll-worker-information/.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- FedEx Ground is hiring 800 new employees for their warehouse in Tracy, the company announced.
The delivery company is looking for package handlers to help meet the "critical demand" within their warehouse, which is located just west of Modesto.
Those who are interested in applying must be 18 or older. You can apply here.
The company said it had implemented safety measures amid continuing coronavirus concerns.
Curtesy: ABC Fresno
NPC International, the largest U.S. franchisee of Yum Brands’ Pizza Hut, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday.
The company operates more than 1,200 Pizza Huts and nearly 400 Wendy’s restaurants.
In contrast to most of the restaurant industry, Pizza Hut is one of the rare companies to report same-store sales growth in April and May, thanks to higher digital and delivery sales. But the coronavirus pandemic follows years of slumping U.S. sales for Pizza Hut, and NPC has struggled with a debt burden of roughly $1 billion.
By Amelia Lucas, CNBC
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A man wanted for murder in Fresno has died following a shootout with Southern California authorities on Monday night, officials say.
Fresno police identified the suspect as 34-year-old Nick Costales and said that homicide detectives had been searching for him after they found his mother, 59-year-old Thelma Vasquez, dead in her Fresno home earlier this month.
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