The Orion

Numerous Chico State students left unemployed following shelter-in-place order

Marco Day and Keyla De Los Santos

April 4, 2020

After Gov. Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-30-22 ordering individuals to shelter-in-place starting March 19, many businesses in Butte County not categorized as critical adjusted to the new regulations, resulting in many businesses temporarily closing their doors. This left many students working both on and off campus unemployed. Students who work on-campus have ...

Unemployment slows, new jobs created

Civilian Unemployment rates from 1948-2017 Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales

Jacqueline Morales

February 7, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that unemployment rates slightly changed to 4.8 percent for Jan.According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, 227,000 new jobs have been added in the last month.The main areas include retail trade, construction and financial services. "It is a really encouraging...

Fire department cuts personnel, 15 face layoffs

The 15 firefighters employed through the SAFER grant could lose their jobs as grant money dwindles. Photo courtesy of Bill Hack.

Katia Berg

October 31, 2016

Fifteen Chico firefighters face losing their jobs as federal grant funding is lost. In early 2014, a $5.3 million grant was approved by City Council to fund over a dozen positions for the Fire Department. In two years, the grant money diminished significantly, forcing local firefighters to come to th...

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