The Economy

Kern County accepting applications for Small Business Forgivable Loan Program

May 28, 2020 / By
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Just a few days after Kern County opened the applications for the Small Business Forgivable Loan Program on Tuesday, some businesses have already begun to receive funding, Ryan Alsop, Kern County’s Chief Administrative Officer, said at a press conference Thursday.

Women work longer, sleep less due to COVID-19

May 27, 2020 / By
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By SUNITA SOHRABJI/EMS Contributing Editor

SAN FRANCISCO — Women around the world are facing a shadow crisis amid the COVID 19 pandemic, as their workloads for both paid and unpaid labor increase dramatically.

Check out how your community is responding to the 2020 Census

March 25, 2020 / By

Have you filled out your Census questionnaire and curious about how others are responding? The 2020 Census now has a user-friendly online interactive map available for residents across the nation to track response rates by state, county, city, and town with just a few clicks at 2020census.gov.

Hundreds attend meeting with state officials to discuss economic, health impact of local oil and gas industry

January 16, 2020 / By and

Hundreds of people joined State officials from Governor Gavin Newsom’s office Tuesday for a six-hour long Board of Supervisors meeting, where the Board discussed the economic impact State regulations regarding the oil and gas industry would have on Kern County. 

Census Bureau hiring for 2020 Census

January 9, 2020 / By

The U.S. Census Bureau is ramping up its national recruiting efforts to hire part-time census takers for the 2020 Census.

5 Tips for Job Searching with Dean Welliver on In the 661: Youth Voices for Kern

July 9, 2018 / By
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In this special vignette, In the 661 Associate Producer Dean Welliver shares 5 tips for people searching for their first job!