Business

Job fair set in Merced

Merced Veterans Employment Committee plans job fair

It’s from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday

About 48 employers will take résumés from applicants

Local

Affordable housing remains short in Merced County, report says

To afford a 2-bedroom apartment at fair-market rent in Merced County, renters need to earn $14.60 per hour

Merced’s apartment rental costs of $759 a month ranked nearly the least expensive in the state

Working at $9 an hour, a household would need a wage-earner to work at least 65 hours per week

Business

Merced County job growth remains Valley’s leader

For three years, Merced County has led the San Joaquin Valley in employment growth. Consumers gained purchasing power during the year, as changes in wages outpaced inflation. Valley home values appreciated the most in Merced County at 21.3 percent in 2014.

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