Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Employment & Layoffs

Unemployment in Santa Barbara County Continues to Decline

According to the Federal Reserve, the unemployment rate 9not seasonally adjusted) for Santa Barbara County dropped to 5.8% as of early November 2020. However, this was just before the number of Covid cases in the area spiked after the Thanksgiving holiday, resulting in the closure of many restaurants and...

Jeannine’s Closes Downtown Restaurant

Jeannine's, a popular casual cafe/ restaurant that has been in the Santa Barbara area for over three decades, closed its downtown location on East Figueroa Street. That location, along with the Upper State Street and Goleta restaurants, have been closed due to the Covid pandemic, but the company announced...

Santa Barbara Pledges to Protect Essential Workers

As COVID-19 cases rise in California, Santa Barbara city leaders have voted to expand protection for essential workers, including farm workers and grocery store employees. The health and economic threats of COVID-19 remain, but elected officials hope their efforts to provide temporary quarantine housing, increased paid sick leave, and...

Newsom orders statewide shutdown of indoor activities at bars, restaurants, other businesses

(The Center Square) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all indoor operations statewide to shut down for restaurants, bars, wineries, theaters, zoos, museums and cardrooms as the number of new coronavirus cases continued to climb through the weekend. The latest restrictions, announced Monday, previously only applied to certain counties with...

Planning Commission Seeks Input Via Survey

This year the Goleta Planning Commission will review their Comprehensive Plan, which dictates what ordinances they will be allowed to grant for the next ten years. In order to receive more community input, the board sent out a survey asking residents various questions about land use and future visions...

County Unemployment Rises Dramatically

Santa Barbara County unemployment rose to 13.7% this past week as people continue to file for unemployment due to COVID-19’s impact on local businesses. At lectus urna duis convallis convallis tellus id interdum. Cursus metus aliquam eleifend mi. Consectetur adipiscing elit ut aliquam purus sit amet luctus venenatis. Viverra ipsum...

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