The new Hollister Amazon facility is due to open Sept. 28 and will initially employ at least 300. Photo by John Chadwell.


Amazon opening Hollister delivery facility Sept. 28

The company will have 300 jobs at its new $50 million warehouse.

Nicholas Preciado in the BenitoLink office. Photo by Leslie David


Nick Preciado takes new position at San Jose Spotlight

As a new Content Manager with reporting experience, Nick grew with BenitoLink and pushed his job description to its outer limits.

All Teknova employees must now wear masks and practice social distancing. Photo provided by Teknova.

Business / Economy

Teknova hiring spurred by COVID-19

The Hollister company is now seeking up to 15 people and expects more positions to open in the coming weeks.

Illustrative site plan from public filing of initiative.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Project is the potential job-producer we need

District 2 Supervisor candidate Wayne Norton writes that the county has an opportunity to counter pandemic's economic impacts. (Illustrative of Strada Verde site plan taken from public filing of initiative.)

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: We need jobs, not candidate’s tired ideas

Salvador Mora writes response to recent column from SBC Supervisor District 2 candidate Kollin Kosmicki.

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Business / Economy

San Benito County Workforce Development Board offers new job website

New site highlights workforce services like on the job training, youth employment and business support services.

Bryan Swanson has been with the city for three years and in that time has not had a raise. A new contract would be for three years; he would receive an automatic raise.

Government / Politics

Council members question department director contracts

Two positions will get more review of compensation and severance packages.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Area economy is overwhelmingly private and service-providing

Hollister Councilman Marty Richman says good service-providing jobs are an economic necessity.

Students listen as Reed Sanders talks about his career. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Children and Youth

Career Day inspires Ranch San Justo students

Professionals in various fields visit middle school to help guide kids’ future choices.

Photo from a 2017 San Benito County Business Council meeting.

Business / Economy

San Benito County Business Council Announces Goals for 2018

They also announced that in 2017 2017 they increased their operating budget by more than 60% and membership by 18%.


Business / Economy

Teknova CFO Richard Goozh heads committee to bring high-tech and production jobs to county

Richard Goozh, who heads Independent Committee for San Benito County Job Growth, says about city and county..."they’re not talking to one another."


Business / Economy

Is a hospitality career in your future?

Gavilan College is starting a new series of classes on hospitality and tourism. This first class will be offered in August in San Benito County and Morgan Hill

Drones in storage at San Martin Airport

Business / Economy

Gavilan College garners funding to develop new career programs

Money will help fund new programs in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and hospitality, along with a pilot project in phlebotomy

San Benito County Job Fair 2016


San Benito County “Building Business” Community Job Fair Oct. 20

Event for businesses, job seekers to be held 4-7 p.m. in the Hollister Veterans Memorial Building

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Business / Economy

Chamber to host job fair in October

The free event will feature a number of local employers. A special, early session for veterans will be held an hour before the public event