Graniterock's Historic Watsonville Railroad Depot

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

Watsonville’s Historic Railroad Depot is one of the few depots still remaining of the many built by the Southern Pacific Railroad during California’s glory days of train travel. The structure itself has been almost unchanged since it was built in 1895, and is a wonderful reminder of the rich history of train travel in our region. Trains and rail transport have been a part of Graniterock history since 1876, when a deposit of granite rock was first discovered by railroad surveyors as they prepared to lay track along the Pajaro River Gap between Watsonville and San Juan Bautista. Since then, narrow and standard gauge steam locomotives, diesel engines and fleets of rail cars have helped to transport crushed granite rock within the A.R. Wilson Quarry and beyond to construction sites throughout California. 
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Commuter Rail Extension to Salinas Gets Funding Boost

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

Reported in the Salinas Californian June 13, 2013   
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Santa Clara County Leading Cause of Death is...

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

The County of Santa Clara released the results of a study on Thursday showing the overall health of residents from Gilroy up to Palo Alto. The report is being used to create a new Health Element of the Santa Clara County General Plan. “This report helps us better understand some of the health challenges our residents face, and gives us the tools to make improvements through the planning process,” said Supervisor Joe Simitian. 
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Will 2013 Mark a Turning Point in Fed Policy?

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

From T. Rowe Price Insights, by Alan Levenson, T. Rowe Price Chief Economist: With recent data showing the U.S. economy continuing to expand at a moderate pace, domestic stock markets trading near record highs, and some Fed officials publicly worrying that low interest rates could destabilize markets, many investors are increasingly attuned to signs that the central bank is preparing to temper its easy-money policies.
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ManpowerGroup Annual Talent Shortage Survey Reveals U.S. Employers Making Strides to Build Sustainable Workforces, Report Less Difficulty Filling Open Positions

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

MILWAUKEE (May 28, 2013) - ManpowerGroup today released the results of its eighth annual Talent Shortage Survey, revealing 39 percent of U.S. employers are having difficulty finding staff with the right skills,down from 49 percent in 2012. U.S. employers report a slightly more pronounced talent shortage than their global peers, 35 percent of whom report difficulty finding the right people for key roles. According to the survey, nearly half (49 percent) of U.S. employers recognize that talent shortages impact their ability to serve clients and customers.
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Hone the Job You Have Into One You Love

Posted by Kevin Jeffery on Mar 18, 2015

By SHANE J. LOPEZ
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Graniterock Teams with UCSC Cal Teach for Algebra Enrichment

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

This from the May 2013 UCSC Cal Teach Newsletter:
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Home Prices are Climbing at the Fastest Pace Since March 2006

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

by Mamta Badkar
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OSHP Day

Posted by Keith Severson on Mar 18, 2015

Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day May 8th, 2013
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San Francisco Building Boom Brings Change

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

By Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle
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