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Millennials Prove to Be Hard to Place Because of Expectations

STAFFING: Demographic Will Account for Nearly Half of Workforce by 2020

Retiring baby boomers are being replaced in the job market by a group of young professionals notoriously difficult to employ. While millennials have a reputation for high expectations and a sense of entitlement, recruiters and employers may need to accept that there is a new normal in the talent pool.

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More Than a Filling

STAFFING: In a Technology-Driven World, Placement Services Must Bring Top Talents to the Table

It sounds almost illogical: Engineers are in great demand, yet many working in the engineering-intense San Diego area are temps working on relatively short-term assignments. It is estimated that up to 20 percent of the engineers working in San Diego today are on temporary assignments.

Procopio’s New Associates Bring Diverse Talents to Its Team

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP has hired three new associates: Trent Andrews, Natalie Mueller and Juan Pablo Zaragoza. Andrews’ practice encompasses business and corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions, venture capital and private equity financings, securities matters, leveraged buyouts, corporate governance and other complex business transactions.

Renovate America Closes $50M Equity Investment

Renovate America, a provider of so-called residential property assessed clean energy, or PACE, financing in the U.S. raised $50 million in growth equity from new and existing investors, the company said.

Law Partner Named to Cybersecurity Board

Andrew Serwin, a partner at the law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP, has been named to the board of the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance. The alliance is a nonprofit

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EDF Renewable Acquires 96% Stake In Wind Prjoject Serving Microsoft

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy has acquired a 96 percent stake in the planned 175-megawatt Pilot Hill Wind Project, which has a 20-year power-purchase agreement with Microsoft Corp., EDF announced.

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SDG&E Is First (Utility) in Unmanned Flight With Drone Testing

Setting the stage for unmanned aircraft inspecting power lines, the Federal Aviation Administration gave San Diego Gas & Electric Co. permission to conduct test flights of a small drone in certain rural areas away from houses and in a San Diego utility yard, SDG&E said on July 11.

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Table No. 10 Hopes to Hit the Spot in the East Village

Executive chef Jason Gethin, formerly of Union Kitchen + Tap in Encinitas, has partnered with Cooper McLaughlin to open Table No. 10, a new restaurant at 369 10th Ave. in downtown San Diego’s East Village.

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More Dessert Is on the Menu in the County

San Diego dessert lovers are getting more places to indulge their sweet tooth, with Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt recently opening its sixth local location and Sloan’s Ice Cream planning to debut its first California spot this fall.

If It Ships, I’m on it; the Business of Logistics Is Now on My Beat

(Editor’s note: This week the San Diego Business Journal debuts a new column from a familiar face, our own Brad Graves, who will add logistics and all that it entails to his coverage areas. He will continue to cover technology and the defense industry, including his column on technology, which he will alternate with his new logistics column.)

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MiraCosta College Opening Technology Career Institute in Carlsbad

The city of Carlsbad and MiraCosta College have partnered to open a new Technology Career Institute, in a city-owned building where the college will train workers to fill a growing demand for industrial technicians.

Borrego Breaks Ground on Solar Project

Borrego Solar Systems Inc., a San Diego designer, financier and installer of solar systems, said it broke ground on the Seneca Solar Projects, an 8.3 megawatt system in Victorville.

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Cohn’s Indigo Grill Reopens after $500,000 Makeover

San Diego-based Cohn Restaurant Group has reopened its Indigo Grill in Little Italy, following an extensive renovation of approximately $500,000.

RedIT Completes Data Center Expansion in Rancho Bernardo

The project included adding a network operations center.

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Fresh Healthy Vending International Adds 9 Franchisees in June

Fresh Healthy Vending International Inc., a San Diego franchisor of vending machines selling healthy snacks, said it added nine new franchisees and 124 machines in June, the company’s highest total since September 2012.