State-of-the-art facility will eventually employ 50
Tulare, CA – November 2015 – Universal Meditech, Inc. will open a facility in the city of Tulare specializing in research and development and assembly of diagnostic test kits with an emphasis on dairy cattle reproduction. The company will lease an existing 22,000 sf facility that will eventually create 50-70 local jobs. Renovations are currently underway with the new facility expected to open in January 2016.
Continuing its strong upward trend, California added another 41,900 nonfarm jobs in October. This builds on the upwardly-revised 21,100 nonfarm positions added in September. The state’s employment expansion continues to outpace the nation's as a whole, with payrolls expanding by 2.9% in California compared to 2% in the nation overall, year-over-year.
Additionally, California’s unemployment rate fell to 5.8% in October. Part of this was due to a decline in the state’s labor force, which dropped by 11,000 in October. However, despite the work force contraction, 15,400 more state residents found work in October, suggesting that the declining unemployment rate is also being driven by improving labor market conditions.
As always, Beacon Economics cautions against reading too much into any single month’s numbers. EDD data is derived from sample-based estimates and may be revised up or down in subsequent months.
Tulare County unemployment rate fell to 10.9% from the prior year and continues to show month over month improvement in non-farm related industries. For a complete seasonally adjusted report, download here.
Last month, the California Disability Services Association selected the Walmart Distribution Center in Porterville as its 2015 Excellence in Employment Employer of the Year. This award recognizes the commitment and value placed on hiring those with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The Walmart Distribution Center was chosen out of 27 businesses nominated statewide for the organization’s annual award.
The entire Walmart team congratulates the Distribution Center and is extremely proud of the work being done in Porterville to be inclusive of those with disabilities and special needs during the hiring process...
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