BOLT 500 Winner: Lane Appleby

BOLT 500 Winner

Congratulations to Lane Appleby, who won $500 for his week of perfect attendance with BOLT! When Lane visited our American Canyon office he told us he was shocked to have won. “I saw the BOLT 500 a couple of weeks ago but thought ‘that’s too good to be true, no way that it’s real’. I… Read more »

BOLT 500 Winner: David Currie

BOLT 500 David

“Mother’s day is right around the corner so this money is going towards gifts for all the mothers in my life. They’ll be as excited as I am!” Congratulations to our first winner of the BOLT 500, David Currie! We stopped by his worksite on Friday afternoon to present him with our jumbo check and… Read more »

What is a Temp Agency?

What is a temp agency?

If you are looking for a job, you may have had someone recommend you work with a temp agency or staffing agency. If you’re unfamiliar with the staffing industry you might have questions like: What is a temp agency? What’s the difference between a temp agency and a staffing agency? What is staffing, anyways? Why… 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 »

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 »

Saturday 10/24: Drive Thru Hiring in Santa Rosa!

Santa Rosa Jobs

Save the date! This Saturday from 11am-1pm the BOLT team will be holding a Covid safe, Drive Thru Hiring Event at the Finley Community Center in Santa Rosa! Drive, bike or walk thru and in just 5 minutes and we can help you find a job. Keep reading for all the information about this weekend’s… Read more »

Why Payroll Services?

Sonoma Jobs

Every business is good at one thing. Hershey’s makes really good chocolate. The Warriors are superb at basketball. Boeing makes reliable airplanes….well, maybe not Boeing, but you get the idea. Every business specializes in what they do. Most businesses do not specialize in payroll, onboarding, and the other administrative tasks that go into recruiting and… Read more »

Spotlight: Books 4 Bros

Sonoma Jobs

Welcome to the first installment of BOLT’s new spotlight series! In this series we will be highlighting people doing good things in our community to help bring some positivity to your newsfeed.   Our first story for this series is on an Instagram page committed to promoting reading for enjoyment among men. @books4bros, B4B for… Read more »

What is Smoke Taint?

Napa Harvest Workers

It is harvest season in Northern California! Unfortunately, it is also fire season which can negatively affect the grapes used for wine making. You may have heard the term “smoke taint” before, what does it actually mean? Below we break down what smoke taint is and how it can affect wine and vineyards. What is… Read more »

Upgrade Your Job Search While in College

Sonoma Temp Staffing Agency

College students are going back to school, but it might look a little different than past years. Whether your university is holding in person classes or operating remotely it is safe to say that the 2020 school year will be a unique time for everyone. One thing that almost all students will be faced with… Read more »