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North Bay employers report almost 350 job cuts since November

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Over the last two months, a dozen businesses in the North Bay have filed notices of job displacements through California’s WARN Act (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification), according to the state Employment Development Department.

The state’s WARN Act requires companies that have employed at least 75 workers at their facilities in the previous year to provide 60 days’ advance notice of layoffs, terminations or business closures, according to the EDD. But when the pandemic began in March, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that temporarily suspends the 60-day deadline because of COVID-19, with some exceptions

WARN filings do not capture all businesses making job adjustments.

In Marin County, two businesses with operations in the region filed WARN notices, with Corte Madera-based restaurant chain Il Fornaio America reporting 347 temporary layoffs that became effective Dec. 7. And Sundance Holdings Group, LLC, a Salt Lake City-based retailer, will terminate seven employees when its shop at The Villages in Corte Madera permanently closes on Jan. 31.

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Solano jobless rate in May: a little better than April, much worse than 2019

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FAIRFIELD — Solano County is slowly waking up from a hard Covid-19 sleep as unemployment fell from 15.2% in April to 14.2% in May, the Employment Development Department reported Friday.

The number of local jobs climbed to 125,400, a gain of 1,800 over April’s figure, the Labor Market Division of the EDD reported.

However, compared to May 2019, there are 20,200 fewer local jobs, the EDD reported.

One of the more promising figures was that construction added 1,000 jobs since April, now 12,400, though it is down 400 jobs compared to May 2019.

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