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Working a room is a passion for Stockton emcee

Working a room is a passion for Stockton emcee

By MARC LUTZ Business Journal Editor mlutz@cvbizjurnal.com Marquis Harris is energized and detailed about what he does. He plans for his clients’ successes, and has no intention of stopping any…

Family business shining example of how to build sterling reputation

Family business shining example of how to build sterling reputation

By Nora Heston Tarte Business Journal Writer nhestontarte@cvbizjournal.com STOCKTON — About 30 years ago, a couple walked into Kevin Schimke’s jewelry shop on Miracle Mile with a request. They were…

Pilot’s passion helps create memorable advertising

Pilot’s passion helps create memorable advertising

By MELISSA HUTSELL Business Journal Writer mhutsell@cvbizjournal.com MODESTO — For nearly two decades, Howard Rogers has taken to the skies to advertise for various Central Valley businesses. At just under…

Does it matter if workers are happy?

Does it matter if workers are happy?

MODESTO — After the first year of work, many employees report feeling less engaged and happy in their jobs, according to a new survey by staffing company, Robert Half, and…

Gender pay gap grows in California

Gender pay gap grows in California

The gap between what men and women earn is growing in California, despite the focus it has received recently. According to data released this month by the Bureau of Labor…

More employees finding romance in the workplace

More employees finding romance in the workplace

CHICAGO — Romance in the workplace is becoming more common, according to CareerBuilder’s annual Valentine’s Day survey. The survey found 41 percent of workers have dated a fellow employee. That’s…

How to share your business’s financial data with your workers

How to share your business’s financial data with your workers

A recent study by the human resources consulting firm, Robert Half International, found that companies are becoming less tight-lipped about their finances, at least with their own staff. Just four…

Majority of employees shop online at work

Majority of employees shop online at work

More than half of employees use work time to shop online, a survey from CareerBuilder found. According to CareerBuilder’s annual Cyber Monday survey, 53 percent of workers said they spend…

Survey finds fewer employees using dubious excuses for missing work

Survey finds fewer employees using dubious excuses for missing work

CHICAGO — Fewer workers are faking being sick to skip work according to a new CareerBuilder survey. The report found that 35 percent of workers called in sick when they…

Pay for seasonal, permanent workers expected to rise in fourth quarter

Pay for seasonal, permanent workers expected to rise in fourth quarter

CHICAGO — Employers are paying better, according to the new jobs forecast by CareerBuilder. Both permanent and seasonal workers are expected to take home bigger paychecks in the fourth quarter.…

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