Jerry Bridges, CEO of the company that wants to build and operate a coal-shipping terminal in Oakland, made his case for building the project at a press conference on the waterfront this week, seeking to [...]
African-Americans made up 28 percent of the Oakland population in 2013-2014 but only worked five percent the hours on city-funded construction projects. That may seem impossible in Oakland, a city that prides [...]
CallSocket CEO Tom Henderson has answered the call for good-paying jobs by directing his call center to hire everybody who is willing to work, regardless of race and condition.
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. &
During a committee meeting Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Libby Schaaf’s staff admitted responsibility for failing to apply for a $2 million federal grant to provide summer jobs for Oakland youth.
This week was the first chance the community had to talk to the mayor about their concerns over her unilateral decision to close East, Central and West Oakland neighborhood job centers, the lack of transparency [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee addressed the Post Salon on Sunday with Troy Williams to discuss the need to remove barriers to employment and government services for the formerly incarcerated.
Salvador Mateo Escobar became involved with Planting Justice while he was still going to Fremont High School. “They were able to employ me right out of high school (in 2011),” said Escobar. &
Mayor Libby Schaaf’s administration lost the opportunity to win up to $2 million to provide summer jobs for Oakland youth, when city staff failed to [...]
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 [...]