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Mayor Anthony Silva (left and Vice Mayor Paul Canepa (right). Photo from The Record.

Council Reacts to Mayor Silva’s Conflict with Local Media

Mayor Anthony Silva’s recent announcement that he would no longer speak to the certain media outlets has raised concerns of transparency. If the may only speaks to those outlets he sees fit, what message does [...]
The West Oakland Job Resource Center is designed to assist job seekers in gaining employment with jobs on the Army Base.

Oakland’s Army Base Project Reports Over 50 Percent Local Hiring

The city is celebrating recent reports that Oakland residents have been employed for over 50 percent of the total number of hours worked on the Army Base project since the development started in September – [...]
Photo from Oakland Local.

Mayor Takes $200,000 of Jobs Money for Administrative Support of Youth Programs

The city’s Workforce Investment Board (WIB) has approved spending $200,000 of federal jobs money to hire a part time staff person to coordinate the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program and to support the work of nonprofit [...]
Hundreds line up to attend Oakland PIC's job fair. Photo by Spencer Whitney.

Community Calls for City to Improve Management of Federal Job Programs

More than 150 people attended a public hearing to air long simmering frustrations and disputes over systemic failures of the city’s Workforce Investment Board (WIB) to adequately spend federal money to meet the needs of [...]