08/19/2018

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Verizon to close Rancho Cordova centers; 1,000 workers offered out-of-state relocation

Verizon said the workers – approximately 700 in customer service and 300 in telesales – will be offered the opportunity to relocate to other customer service call and telesales centers outside of California.

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As Oakland real estate empire crumbles, call center jobs to go with it

An Alameda Superior Court judge has ordered the CallSocket call center housed in the historic Tribune Tower at 409 13th St. in downtown Oakland to shut down by the end of the month. As the Business Times reported yesterday, that building and two others have been put on the market by a court-appointed receiver.

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Opinion: Raising the minimum wage will squeeze nonprofit organizations

But the Sacramento Children’s Home operates on a very modest budget, and we do not charge for any of the services that we provide to the more than 6,200 children and 4,600 families that we serve each year. We cannot simply raise the cost of our services – since they are free – to meet this gap.

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Minimum Wage Hike Puts Nonprofits in an Awkward Position

Which brings us to Klaus’ major dilemma, which mirrors that of many business owners. The majority of his workers aren’t paid minimum wage. Many have put in years on the job and have specialized skills and training. But if Klaus’ entry-level workers get raises, he’s convinced it’d only be fair to give those who now make just over the eventual minimum wage salary increases, too. . . So he’s estimated resulting wage hikes at the agency’s 31 group homes alone will cost $2.1 million annually.

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California-Based Payroll Company to bring 1,700 Jobs to Denver

ZenPayroll, a California-based firm that helps small businesses manage payroll, will bring about 1,700 jobs to Denver in the next few years as part of an expansion announced Tuesday on the steps of the state Capitol.

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California Consultant Bringing 200 Jobs to Nashville

DayNine Consulting plans to open the office at that downtown building in October and grow the staff to up to 200 by the end of next year. The company’s website lists several job openings in Nashville, including project managers, integration consultants and a talent acquisition coordinator.

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Homejoy Shuts Down Amid Lawsuit Over Worker Misclassification

The recent spate of worker misclassification lawsuits against on-demand service companies appears to have claimed its first victim, with home-cleaning company Homejoy announcing Friday that it planned to close.

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Uber Driver an Employee, California Labor Commission Rules

An Uber driver is an employee, not an independent contractor, the California Labor Commission ruled this month, in a decision that foreshadows a big challenge to Uber’s business model and potential seismic changes to the nation’s classifications of workers.

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