City Councilmembers this week reluctantly approved a new Oakland Workforce Investment Board (WIB) budget for 2015-2017 that will make drastic cuts in jobs and job training programs for youth and unemployed adults.
As the Oakland City Council prepares to vote on the city budget for the next two years, Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney and Mayor Libby Schaaf are saying they are in basic agreement on spending [...]
A group of tenants are resisting a landlord’s ongoing attempts to kick them out of their apartments, just a few blocks away from the site of the new luxury high-rise tower that will be built [...]
Oakland is a city facing the loss of its racial, age, economic, cultural and social diversity, driven by the loss of affordable housing and a huge wealth gap, according to a new report produced by [...]
They teach our children, drive our buses, clean our streets and deliver our mail. They staff the government and make it run. Their public-sector jobs are at the heart of the middle class, particularly for [...]
Responding to the city’s long-term failure to meet the needs of the unemployed in Oakland, the City Council voted this week to award the Private Industry Council (PIC) a $250,000 grant to help support the [...]
Los Angeles just voted to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. The nation’s second-biggest city joins Seattle, San Francisco and little Emeryville, Calif., in forging the way to a decent minimum. [...]
By Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer Jesse Jackson renewed his call earlier this month for the technology industry to make workforce diversity as high a priority as product innovation.
San Francisco’s eviction rate has increased by over 54 percent in the past five years and is currently at the highest rate within the last decade, according to a new report produced by the San [...]
The Oakland Workforce Investment Board (WIB) this week released a “bleak” budget proposal for 2015-1016 that would slash funding for jobs and job training between 19 percent and 22 percent, and 50 percent for the [...]