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 JANUARY 2014
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/ WORK2FUTURE COMMUNITY BUILDER AWARDS FEATURE  ZAZZLE, TiVo, WELLS FARGO AND MORE

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work2future recently recognized Zazzle, TiVo, Wells Fargo and others as outstanding work2future Business Partners at the 2013 Community Builder Awards Ceremony. This annual event recognizes companies for their achievement and service in the area of workforce development. Zazzle was selected for donating extra inventory including everything from shirts to pillows to the local San Jose community. TiVo received an award for their unique intern programs, which provide recent veterans and college graduates an environment for transitioning into corporate life; many program participants received fulltime jobs as a result. Wells Fargo was recognized for their ongoing support with entrepreneurs, small businesses and job seekers. Congratulations 2013 recipients For more information, contact Chris Donnelly, Division Manager, at 408.794.1110. 
 

 

            

/ CITY WINS THREE OF SEVEN TOP AWARDS FOR INNOVATION, JOB DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH

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The City of San Jose won three of the seven awards presented at the recent "Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet" event sponsored by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) for innovative projects and services in the public sector that led to job growth and helped spur economic development. Silicon Valley experts evaluated 21 public agencies and more than 30 applications. The Mineta San Jose International Airport Expansion Project won the "Responding to Globalization" award. The City's High-Rise Incentive Program received the "Sustainable New Development" award, and Samsung's Expansion Project won for "Real Estate Redevelopment and Reuse." For more information, click here.
SMALL BUSINESS
       
/ STOREFRONT INITIATIVE KICKS OFF PHASE II ADDING RESTAURANTS
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The Office of Economic Development is pleased to announce the release of Phase II of the SJ Storefronts Initiative, which includes grant funds for restauranteurs. This $250,000 grant initiative is designated to help small businesses lease vacant spaces in San Jose's pedestrian-oriented retail districts by offsetting the cost of City permits, fees and taxes. The goal is to strengthen the economic vitality of the City's Neighborhood Business Districts and Downtown. The maximum amount per grant is $16,000. For more information, contact Tina Kapoor, or click here

NORTH SAN JOSE
  
        

/ CONTINUUM MOVES TO NORTH

SAN JOSE

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Laser manufacturer Continuum is relocating from Santa Clara to North San Jose after recently signing a five-year lease to occupy 51,000 square feet in Legacy Baytech Park. The company intends to commence the lease effective January 1. Continuum was founded in 1975 and offers high-energy, solid-state laser products used in scientific, industrial and commercial applications such as spectroscopy, materials analysis and x-ray generation. Welcome to San Jose, Continuum! For more information, contact Chris Burton 

 

DOWNTOWN
       
/ CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK ATTRACTS VISITORS TO FREE EVENT 
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San Jose is home to another free event, a two-acre holiday fantasy land, attracting more than 500,000 people with 40 Christmas exhibits, and hundreds of decorated trees and lights. Skip down Candy Cane Lane, make a wish in the Candy Jar wishing well, or enjoy breakfast with Father Christmas. Great food, fun activities and nightly performances make Christmas in the Park an experience the entire family can appreciate. For a complete list of winter events in Downtown San Jose, click here.
 
INVESTMENT
  
       

/ CAVIUM NETWORKS CONTINUES TO GROW IN SAN JOSE

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After recently being ranked for the fifth consecutive year on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™ list, Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM) locked down 111,000-square-feet at 2345 N. First St., which is adjacent to its corporate headquarters. Cavium is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the digital home. According to Cavium Co-Founder and CEO Syed Ali, "I think San Jose is a very good value in terms of what you get per dollar. We looked around from Palo Alto to Mountain View to Santa Clara, but San Jose really had the best combination of cost and location that we could find." Congratulations, Cavium! For more information, contact Chris Burton, Business Development Manager.

 

 

TALENT
/ RENEWABLE ENERGY
INSTALLATION PROCUREMENT PROJECT CONNECTS LOCAL WORKFORCE
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The team at work2future recently provided information on recruitment and On-the-Job Training (OJT)  to businesses pursuing solar installation bidding opportunities as part of the Regional Renewable Energy Procurement Project.  work2future's OJT program connects with businesses to develop a recruitment and training plan to lower the company's cost of hiring and training job-seekers by as much as $6,000. For more information about this program, or others, contact BJ Sims, Business Services Manager, or click here.

  
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San Jose has long been a market showcasing fast-growing businesses, recognized for techoligical innovation and diversity. 
 
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EVENTS

/ Cirque du Soleil

1.22.14-3.2.14

 

/ Downtown Ice, Circle of Palms 

Daily through January, 2014

  

/ San Jose Earthquakes 40th Anniversary Celebration

1.30.14

 

  

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