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Business workshop coming to Palmdale

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PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale will host a free Business Workshop & Industry Cluster Study Workshop this Tuesday, Nov. 15. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Chimbole Cultural Center, Manzanita Ballroom, located at 38350 Sierra Highway in Palmdale. The workshop will be led by the Los Angeles…

Job recruitment for retail positions

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PALMDALE – The South Valley WorkSource Center in Palmdale will host a job recruitment event this Tuesday, Nov. 15, for open retail positions.. Recruitment will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the WorkSource Center,  located at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale. Available part-time and full-time positions include: Sales associate.…

Construction maintenance employment recruitment

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PALMDALE – The South Valley WorkSource Center in Palmdale will host an employment recruitment Tuesday, Oct. 18, for construction maintenance positions in the Santa Clarita  area. The recruitment event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the WorkSource Center, located at 38510 Sierra Highway  in Palmdale. Interested applicants should bring their resumes and…

Palmdale earns upgrade from Moody’s to A1

PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale has announced that Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the rating on the city’s lease backed debt to A1 from A3. This rating action affects approximately $45 million in outstanding certificates of participation and lease revenue bonds. The bonds are secured by lease payments made by the city, for use…

Palmdale to host first Reverse Expo

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PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale will host the first Reverse Expo on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Chimbole Cultural Center, located at 38350 Sierra Highway in Palmdale. Free and open to the public, the expo will provide vendors, contractors, suppliers and consultants the opportunity to network with various…

SoCalGas begins $3.4 million valve station upgrade

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LITTLEROCK – The Southern California Gas Co. on Monday began a $3.4 million valve replacement and upgrade project at a natural gas valve station in Littlerock. According to the utility, the enhancements “will include the installation of a new mainline valve with automatic shut-off and remote control capability, and upgrades to an existing mainline valve.”…

WorkSource to host bilingual call center employment recruitment

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PALMDALE – The South Valley WorkSource Center will host employment recruitment on Tuesday, Sept. 20, for bilingual call center representatives for positions in Woodland Hills. The recruitment event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the WorkSource Center, located at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale. Interested applicants should bring their resumes and dress…

Employment recruitment Tuesday

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PALMDALE – The South Valley WorkSource Center in Palmdale will host an employment recruitment for a Santa Clarita based business this Tuesday, Sept. 13. It will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. at the WorkSource Center, located at 38510 Sierra Highway. Multiple positions are available, including: Heavy assemblers Light assemblers Customer service Office assistant…

Supervisors approve local worker policy

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a local worker policy Tuesday that calls for contractors to fill 30 percent of construction jobs on county-controlled projects with local residents and 10 percent of such jobs with workers who face high barriers to employment. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Supervisor Hilda Solis co-authored…

Recruitment for local landscaping positions

PALMDALE – The South Valley WorkSource Center will host an employment recruitment this Tuesday for local maintenance/landscaping positions. It’s happening from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the WorkSource Center, located at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale. Positions are available in Palmdale and Lancaster. Interested applicants should dress professionally, bring their resumes and…

AVTA receives millions for electric buses

In 2014, the Antelope Valley Transit Authority purchased two battery-electric buses from BYD as part of its clean bus initiative. (Contributed photo)

LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Transit Authority has been selected to receive $6.84 million from the California State Transportation Agency. This funding will add another 10 electric transit buses to AVTA’s fleet, bringing the total to 41 electric buses so far, the agency announced Friday. “This funding is vital in helping us realize our goal…

‘Small Business Saturdays’ event Aug. 20 in Lancaster

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LANCASTER – The L.A. County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs will host its next “Small Business Saturdays” event in Lancaster. The free workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Lancaster Library, located at 601 West Lancaster Boulevard. [View a flyer for this event here.] “The…

WorkSource recruiting for local education industry positions

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PALMDALE – The South Valley WorkSource Center will host an employment recruitment for education industry jobs available in Palmdale and Lancaster. The event will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the WorkSource Center, located at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale. Open positions include: Teachers with valid California credentials. Tutors with…

South Valley WorkSource Center to host employee recruitment

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PALMDALE – The South Valley WorkSource Center will host a special employment recruitment from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale. Multiple positions are available in Santa Clarita for: Heavy assemblers – $10 to $12/ hour Light assemblers – $10/ hour Customer service – $10 to 12/ hour Administrative…

AVTA postpones service changes

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LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Transit Authority will be delaying the implementation of its service changes due to unforeseen problems, the agency announced Thursday. The service changes, which were originally scheduled to take effect Monday, will now take effect on Aug. 29. “We are now working to get the message out to our customers that…

AVTA unveils College Student Pass program

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LANCASTER – A College Student Pass Program for Antelope Valley College students was recently approved by the Antelope Valley Transit Authority’s board of directors, the agency announced Tuesday. The new program will be available for students who are enrolled in six or more units per semester. The pilot phase of the program will provide free…