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 [...]
By Public Affairs, UC Berkeley News While the U.S. economy rebounds, persistent low wages are costing taxpayers approximately $153 billion every year in public support to working families, including $25 billion at the state level, [...]
Berkeley this week officially launched the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program, which enables homeowners and commercial property owners to make energy- and water-efficiency improvements and pay them off through their property tax bill.
FedEx recently broke ground on its planned 660,000 square-foot distribution center in Tracy. The huge facility is slated to open in August 2016 and FedEx is scheduled to become the first tenant to occupy [...]
The Oakland Unified School District has hired Lance Jackson as the interim head of the Division of Facilities and Management Department at the cost of $30,000 a month.
San Joaquin County WorkNet will hold its 13th Annual Job and Resource Fair on Thursday, April 9. The fair will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Stockton Arena, 248 West Fremont Street [...]
Alameda County and other California counties have begun receiving millions of dollars a year to partially offset the state decision to save money by shifting many inmates from state prisons to local jails.
At least three local organizations and coalitions are pushing to make sure that the Coliseum City project – if it comes to pass – will provide economic and social benefits to the people who live [...]
The Oakland Unified District seems to be acting on a presumption that its headquarters – the Paul Robeson Administration Building at 1025 Second Ave. – that was wrecked by a water leak needs to be [...]
Voter-enacted ballot Measure FF, which raises the minimum wage in Oakland from $9 to $12.25/hour, became effective March 2. The measure, which passed with an 82 percent majority in November, requires employers to provide [...]