The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) is preparing an RFP to obtain a single firm that will operate and maintain the SCRRA rail system, called Metrolink. The selected firm will be responsible for operation and maintenance of the entire Metrolink fleet, maintenance of facilities, material acquisition and management, and other functions associated with operating and maintaining the nation’s third largest commuter rail system.
The DBE goal for the project has not yet been established but will be included in the final RFP.
If this sounds like something you would like to consider, please visit SCRRA's website at: https://www.metrolinktrains.com/bigrfp
Our partner SCE is offering a new Direct Install program. If the customer qualifies and if the vendor is in the area, they may be able to change out lighting to LED for free. There is no guarantee, but it is still a good program if it could be achieved. From what we understand, the vendor likes office buildings with low ceilings, and they would need to be small business customers. If you are interested, see the attached pdf and contact Joyce Lui from SCE. Her contact information is:
Account Manager, Business Customer Division
Did you know our partner Small Business Development Center has great sessions for small businesses. Most are free or low cost. Make sure and take advantage of them to make yourself as successful as possible.
Just got the new California Employment Report for December from the Center for Jobs and Economy. EDD reported that CA's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate went up to 4.2% while US was 3.9%. CA ranked second just behind Texas.
As employers, were you able to contribute to these stats by hiring in December? If so, we'd like you to let everyone know that you were an instrumental part of these stats. Just drop a comment below and let us all celebrate with you!
The Employment Development Department (EDD) is having a no-cost seminar for employees or independent contractor on January 16th. Make sure to register with EDD (www.edd.ca.gov/payroll_tax_seminars) or click the link below.
The draft Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the proposed amendments to Rule 1403 - Asbestos Emissions from Demolition/Renovation Activities are now available on the SCAQMD website. They can be viewed by clicking here. The SCAQMD staff will be holding a sixth Working Group Meeting to discuss proposed amendments to Rule 1403 in early January 2019. The final date and time for the sixth Working Group Meeting will be provided in a forthcoming notice.
If you have any questions, please contact Don Hopps at email@example.com or (909) 396-2334.
See the attached SoCalGas Community e-Newsletter. It is a quick read about what is going on at the Gas Company. Some great tips on safety too!
There are many things that employers have to keep up to date on. Two of the important (and timely) ones are sexual harassment and the I-9/E-Verify. The San Gabriel Valley Employer Advisory Council has a training to address those very issues. Please see the file for more information on upcoming this training.