12/02/2021

News

Cox Commications to Lay Off 500 in San Diego

Cox Communications said Wednesday it is closing a call center in San Diego, eliminating 500 jobs. . . . Company spokesman Dennis Morgigno said the expanded call centers will be located in Las Vegas; Phoenix; Omaha, Neb.; Oklahoma City; Wichita, Kan.; Hampton Roads, Va.; and Baton Rouge.

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San Diegans Flee Costs, Joblessness

Allied Van Lines moved 37 percent more families out countywide than in last year, down from 43 percent net emigration in 2012. U-Haul officials, who observed 5.9 percent net immigration to the city of San Diego in 2012, said this reversed last year to 1.6 percent more customers moving out in 2013.

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State Water Picture “Bleak”

The first statewide survey of the season Friday will find little snow in the Sierra, sending an ominous warning that California may be headed into a third straight dry year and intensifying pressure to break the political stalemate over rebuilding the state’s antiquated water storage and delivery network.

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Brown Says California on Track, Future Bright

California could be a model for national economic growth after cutting public programs, raising taxes on the wealthy and continuing to invest in infrastructure, California Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday.

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Immigrants Drive CA’s Higher Growth Rate

Driven largely by immigrants, California’s population registered its highest annual growth rate in nearly a decade, according to a new report analyzing the fiscal year that ended July 1.

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Electric Bill Calculation to Change

California is reconsidering landmark consumer protections and energy conservation measures that were written into residential utility bills during the state’s 2000-2001 energy crisis.

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Democrats Press Prevailing Wage

SACRAMENTO — The Assembly Local Government Committee Wednesday approved legislation that would effectively force charter cities to require higher prevailing wages for all public works project contracts regardless of where the money comes from.

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California Climbing Shipbuilding Ladder

A new study ranks California fifth nationally in shipbuilding and ship repair, a standing that could rise as General Dynamics-NASSCO adds 800 workers in San Diego to help build commercial product carriers.

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Bill Would Push Prevailing Wages

Lawmakers buoyed by last fall’s election of a supermajority of Democrats in the state legislature are pushing new legislation that would cut off state construction funds from charter cities that don’t mandate the equivalent of union-scale wages on public-works projects.

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All Businesses Could Get State Tax Perks

Businesses across California could have access to state tax credits similar to those previously limited to economically challenged areas, under a plan by Gov. Jerry Brown. The governor unveiled the proposal in May as part of his 2014 budget revise.

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Austerity Plan at San Diego Hospice Brings Layoffs

Company: San Diego HospiceCA Net Job Gain/Loss: -180Reason: LayoffCity/Region Losing Jobs: San Diego, CA

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Motorola Cuts 4,000 Jobs, 160 of them in S.D.; Layoffs Come Three Months after Purchase by Google

Company: MotorolaCA Net Job Gain/Loss: -160Reason: LayoffCity/Region Losing Jobs: San Diego, CA

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