04/23/2018

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Exclusive: Brocade issues ‘mass layoff’ following merger complications

Brocade is laying off employees at its headquarters even before its $5.9 billion merger with Broadcom closes. One analyst says it’s a sign that Brocade’s presence in San Jose, where it has several thousand employees, could vanish altogether. 

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California Economic Activity Index Down 1.2 Percent in August

“Our California Economic Activity Index ticked down again in August, after a small decline in July,” said Robert Dye, chief economist at Comerica Bank. “Six out of eight components were negative for the month, including the tech sector stock market index, state exports and housing starts. Much of the drag on the headline index came from factors originating outside of the state. U.S. stock market volatility increased in August with the sell-off in China. Also, the strong dollar is putting pressure on exports to international markets. House prices were neutral in August. Nonfarm payroll employment was the lone, but very important, positive contributor to our August index. Year-over-year job growth in California, at 3 percent in August, remains about a percentage point stronger than the U.S. average,” Dye said.

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Tourism Authority Lays Off 31 Staff Members

Company: San Diego Tourism AuthorityCA Net Job Gain/Loss: -31Reason: LayoffCity/Region Losing Jobs: San Diego, CA

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Home Depot to Hire 900 Seasonal Workers at Local Stores

Company: Home DepotCA Net Job Gain/Loss: 900Reason: ExpandCity/Region Gaining Jobs: San Diego County, CANotes: Seasonal workers

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Jensen Meat Co. to Hire 150

Company: Jensen Meat Co.CA Net Job Gain/Loss: 150Reason: ExpandCity/Region Gaining Jobs: San Diego, CA

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Mail Pharmacy Expansion Brings Nearly 300 Jobs

Company: United Health GroupCA Net Job Gain/Loss: 250Reason: ExpandCity/Region Gaining Jobs: San Diego, CANotes: Story describes hiring in two different cities in CA with specific job addition figures

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Mail Pharmacy Expansion Brings Nearly 300 Jobs

Company: United Health GroupCA Net Job Gain/Loss: 40Reason: ExpandCity/Region Gaining Jobs: Carlsbad, CANotes: Story describes hiring in two different cities in CA with specific job addition figures

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Target Sets Job Fair to Fill 200 Positions in Escondido

Company: TargetCA Net Job Gain/Loss: 200Reason: ExpandCity/Region Gaining Jobs: Escondido, CA

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Northwestern Mutual to Add Staff

Company: Northwestern MutualCA Net Job Gain/Loss: 50Reason: ExpandCity/Region Gaining Jobs: San Diego, CA

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Geico Gears Up to Hire

Company: GeicoCA Net Job Gain/Loss: 100Reason: ExpandCity/Region Gaining Jobs: Poway, CA

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