Tag Archives: employment

Larry Reid. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Oakland Council Votes to Use Unspent Job Funds for Jobseekers City staff says there will be no unspent fund

Councilmember Larry Reid’s resolution to recommend that any unspent city funds go to nonprofits that provide job services to the unemployed passed unanimously at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. &
Job seekers use computers at the West Oakland One-Stop Career Center.

Mayor Schaaf to Close East and West Oakland Job Centers

One consequence of Mayor Libby Schaaf’s unilateral reorganization of existing federally funded job programs will be the shutting down of East and West Oakland Neighborhood Career Centers, which last year had visits of almost 9,500 [...]
Stacey Harris with his son. Photo by Adam L. Turner.

Oaklanders Hard-Pressed to Find Housing Even with Minimum Wage Jobs Private Industry Council Helps the Homeless and Underemployed Find Hope

Stacey Harris is on a mission to provide for himself and his son in this challenging economy. As a single father who is also struggling to find stable and affordable housing, securing a good job [...]
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Oakland NAACP Leader Calls on Mayor to “Uphold the Law” Oakland Jobs Program in Jeopardy

A leader of the Oakland branch of the NAACP is joining efforts of civil rights groups calling on Mayor Libby Schaaf to rescind her unilateral decision to reorganize the city’s federally funded workforce programs, jeopardizing [...]
Photo by Spencer Whitney.

Mayor Reorganizes Jobs Programs, Says No Approval Necessary Black, Latino, formerly incarcerated and youth jobseekers may be affected

  Community members, civil rights activists and advocates for more local jobs spoke out at this week’s Community and Economic Development (CED) committee meeting to oppose Mayor Libby Schaaf’s new reorganization of the city’s job [...]
President Barack Obama

Obama Takes Executive Action to “Ban The Box” for Federal Jobs

  Marina Fang ,The Huffington Post   President Barack Obama has announced a series of measures designed to reduce obstacles facing former prisoners reintegrating into society, including an executive action directing federal employers to delay [...]
CallSocket has quickly expanded its workforce from 120 to 250 employees in one year, thanks to its ethical hiring policies and commitment to its employees. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

CallSocket Flourishes in its Commitment to Workers

With a rapidly growing and diverse workforce, offering paid training, full health benefits and pay above the minimum wage for Oakland residents, CallSocket is outshining many of the large businesses and restaurants that are situating [...]