THE LATEST ON THOUSAND OAKS BUSINESS AND OUR LOCAL ECONOMY
April 30, 2017
New Thousand Oaks Businesses
My Destiny, a preschool and childcare center opened at 53 Moody Court.
Thermomix, a specialty kitchen appliance owned by Vorwerk, expanded their operation at 3255 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard.
Bella Nuovo Shoesopened at the Westlake Plaza located at 950 S. Westlake Boulevard (previously occupied by Jack's Shoes).
Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center
In a press release issued on April 12, 2017, The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, announced that Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center was the only hospital in Ventura County to receive an "A" ranking, and one of 823 hospitals named among the safest hospitals in the United States.
March Auto Sales
A total of 1,915 new vehicles were sold in March 2017. New vehicles sales increased by 19.69 percent from February 2017, and 15.42 percent from a year ago. Additionally, 733 pre-owned vehicles were sold.
Ventura County Unemployment
The California Labor Market report revealed that Ventura County's March 2017 unemployment rate of 4.6 percent was down from a revised 4.7 in February 2017. A total of 1,900 non-farm jobs were added in March 2017, however; 500 jobs were lost, for a net increase of 1,400 jobs. The loss in jobs includes 300 in educational and health services and 200 in trade, transportation and utilities. The gain includes 700 in leisure and hospitality, 500 in professional and business services, 300 in manufacturing, 300 in government, and 100 in other services.