Tag: Jennifer Barrera

Commentary by Jennifer Barrera

California Must Fix Labor Laws to Reflect Shift to Remote and Hybrid Work Arrangements

Any question about whether remote work would continue after pandemic-related shutdowns ended has been answered: work from home is here to stay. The fact that...

CalChamber Applauds News of San Francisco Selected as Host City for Asia-Pacific Leaders Meeting...

On Friday, November 18, at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Annual Leaders Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris announced that during...
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Voters Should Reject Proposition 30

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging all Californians to vote NO on Proposition 30. California’s ability to compete depends on attracting and retaining...
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Job Killer Bill Stopped in Final Hours of Session; Bill to Re-License Diablo Canyon...

In the final hours of the legislative session, CalChamber advocates and a large coalition of allies were successful in stopping a last minute climate-related...

CalChamber Tags SB 1137 as Job Killer

The California Chamber of Commerce today announced that it has added SB 1137 (Gonzalez; D-Long Beach) as amended on August 24, 2022 to the...
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Wage Theft Does Not Define California’s Private Sector Employers

The issue of “wage theft” has recently gotten some renewed attention in the news. Unfortunately, reporting on this issue often results in creating an...

CalChamber Applauds Governor for Action on California’s Water Crisis

CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera today praised Governor Gavin Newsom for action to address California’s drought: “Governor Newsom has shown tremendous leadership in addressing...

BizFile Online Offers Centralized Resource for Businesses

CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera joined California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. and other officials at a hybrid news conference on...

California Needs a Digital Trade Deal

It’s no secret that technology is the backbone of California’s economy. In fact, despite the roadblocks posed by the pandemic, the tech sector helped...
The Workplace Podcast

Authors Share Small Business Success Tips from Self-Made Bosses

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera and authors Jackie Reses and Lauren Weinberg discuss entrepreneurship and share...
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CalChamber, Japan Business Leaders Discuss Ways to Collaborate

The 21st annual meeting between the California Chamber of Commerce and Japan business leaders was held in person once again following the COVID-19 pandemic....

Record Budget Surplus Calls for Tripling Down on UI Fund Offset

Californians have traveled a bumpy road to post-pandemic recovery, with healthy employment and wage growth on the one hand, but soaring inflation and cost-of-living...
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Chamber Coalition Announces Support of CARE Court Proposal

Yesterday, the California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition made up of 21 chambers of commerce announced their support of a proposal to establish...
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CalChamber-Hosted Mexico Advocacy Day Lunch Focuses on Future of Bilateral Relationship

On May 3, the California Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon for the 13th Annual California Mexico Advocacy Day in conjunction with the Consulate...
The Workplace Podcast

Secretary Weber: Fostering Women Leaders

In recognition of the conclusion of Women’s History Month, CalChamber today released a special edition of The Workplace podcast. In this episode, CalChamber President...

CalChamber Hosts Reception for Japanese Ambassador and Delegation

On Monday, March 21 the California Chamber of Commerce hosted a reception for the Japanese Ambassador to the United States. Ambassador Koji Tomita was accompanied...

CalChamber Issues Statement on COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Proposal

California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jennifer Barrera made the following comments in response to the proposal released today to extend COVID-19 paid...

Governor Newsom has Proposed the Fourth State Budget of His Term, and It’s a...

The proposed budget tops out at more than a quarter-trillion dollars, larger than the entire economies of Vietnam, the Czech Republic or Portugal. The...

CalChamber Issues Statement on Governor’s Budget Proposal

CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera today responded to Governor Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal with the following statement: “CalChamber commends Governor Newsom for taking decisive...

CalChamber Statement on Governor’s Proposal to Fight Organized Retail Crime

California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jennifer Barrera issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposal to combat organized retail...