economy

Employment officials warn job seekers to beware

Finding a job used to be as simple as having a well-rounded resume and interviewing well, but after several years of economic turmoil, there is more to finding legitimate work than ...

Changing the game

With spring in the air and golf clubs struggling to stay afloat in this sluggish economy, there is an effort going on to save the game and its magnificent courses. When Tiger Woods ...

Pets still a factor in economy

That all dogs go to heaven may be true but many living canines are already there, enjoying pet luxury as highly pampered pooches. Same goes for cats, birds, lizards, fish, guinea p ...

Hundreds turn out for town hall meeting

An estimated 700 constituents attended Saturday’s El Dorado County town hall meeting called by 4th District Congressman Tom McClintock at the Oak Ridge High School gymnasium. Th ...

Survey: Employment regaining traction

At this time last year employers were using attrition, hiring freezes and massive layoffs to cut workers while some businesses closed their doors forever. After one of the worst ...

Romance and finance are hot topics for psychics

Not even psychics are immune to the economic downturn. “There’s definitely an increase in people fearful of the economy (asking), ‘Am I going to lose my house, my job?’, ...

Consignment stores thriving during uneasy economic times

While some businesses have been hard hit by the recent economic downturn, the only problem Rory Kraft has is keeping inventory stocked in his store. “The minute product hits the ...

Despite economy, area restaurants are determined to succeed

Acorn Cafe owner Julie Oliver remembers when she decided to make her dream of opening a restaurant a reality. “It was last summer — when everything went bad — I decided to o ...

How has the economy affected your spending habits?

“It hasn’t changed a whole lot. But, layoffs are always a possibility so savings are a backup. I did buy this on sale. I couldn’t pay full price." -- Jeree Last, 41, El D ...

Take a deep breath and relax

Many local residents are still willing to spend money to relax. Although local spa businesses have been affected by tough economic times, customers are still looking to them for c ...