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Camila Matthews: 2020 Employee of the Year

Camila Matthews

Congratulations to Camila Matthews on being named BOLT’s 2020 Employee of the Year! In her almost 10 years at BOLT Staffing, she has proved herself as a stellar recruiter and an enthusiastic team leader. This past year has been difficult for many small businesses and BOLT was no exception. Camila was essential in helping BOLT… Read more »

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies

If you only bake when you want cookies NOW, you are going to love our recipe for Snickerdoodle cookies! You won’t find any dough chilling here, which means you can have warm, delicious cookies in no time. Just make sure you have some room temp butter (or use one of these hacks to soften butter quickly!), preheat your oven and you are ready to go!   … Read more »

Increased Unemployment Benefits Challenge Small Businesses

Unemployment Challenges for businesses

75% of your Workers Could Make More Money on Unemployment: White Paper on the Challenges Increased UI Benefits Pose for Small Businesses  Problem:  Since it was enacted in March, the CARES act has increased the amount of weekly UI (Underemployment Insurance) benefits that unemployed workers can receive. A study done by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER),… Read more »

Easy Christmas Cookies

Easy Christmas Cookies

These delicious and easy christmas cookies are perfect to make with your family this holiday season. They only require 6 ingredients which you probably already have in your pantry: butter, sugar, vanilla, flour and food coloring. This is a great recipe to make with kids; the dough is colorful and easy to work with, it’s like Play-Doh you can bake!  A few notes on this recipe:  Using sparkling… Read more »

Federal Unemployment is Running Out

Find a job after Unemployment

The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program is set to expire at the end of this year. The program was created under the CARES Act for those who aren’t normally eligible for regular state unemployment, like gig workers, but who lost their jobs and/or income as a result of the pandemic. Additionally, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program,… Read more »

Funfetti Cookies

Napa Hiring

Confession: we at BOLT love our homemade baked goods. They’re super fun, rewarding, and so delicious. But there comes a time when you have to acknowledge the greatness of a box of cake mix. In this week’s recipe we utilize this greatness to make some delicious, pseudo-homemade cookies. With only 6 ingredients and 7 steps,… Read more »

Fun Ideas for a Covid-Safe Thanksgiving

Sonoma Hiring

Happy Thanksgiving from BOLT! The holiday season is going to be different this year due to the ongoing pandemic, but different doesn’t have to mean worse. To protect yourself and your family, it is best to turn to low risk activities this holiday season. BOLT is here to help! Below we have compiled some fun… Read more »

Sea Salted Brownie Cookies

Brownie Cookies

If you love chocolate, brownies are the gold standard. But let’s face it, they’re messy, you have to carry a whole tray around and cutting them up is annoying. Delicious… but flawed. We at BOLT took it upon ourselves to solve this age-old problem, and present to you our fudgy, chewy and transportable Sea Salted… Read more »

60 Minute Challenge: Upgrade Your Resume!

Hiring Jobs Bay Area

1 hour is not that much time. That is how long it takes to watch half of the Bachelor, a third of the Irishman and one eighth of Tiger King. And let’s be real… we’ve all done at least one of those. If we have time to watch 8 hours of Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, we… Read more »

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

If you are looking for a delicious fall recipe, look no further. Our Pumpkin Spice Cookies are perfect for the season with browned butter frosting and hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. While they look and taste great, they are secretly super easy to make, but you don’t have to tell you friends that when they… Read more »