Tag Archives: jobs

Dan Siegel

OP-ED: Instead of Racial Profiling, City Needs Jobs and Family Support Services

A report released last week by the Oakland Police Department showed that African Americans were greatly overrepresented among people stopped by OPD from April through November 2013.Although only 28 percent of Oakland’s population, African Americans [...]
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 courtesy of Vallejo USD Regional Education Center.

Healthcare Programs Offered at Vallejo Career Center

The Vallejo Unified School District Regional Education Center will be offering spring term registration until March 27 for students interested in a variety of adult education and healthcare programs.As a Certified Home Health Aide, students [...]
The West Oakland Job Resource Center is designed to assist job seekers in gaining employment with jobs on the Army Base.

Unemployed Seek Work at West Oakland Job Resource Center

Job seekers flock to the West Oakland Job Resource Center (WOJRC) each month, seeking working to support themselves and their families. They attend monthly orientations and are met with a list of requirements for apprenticeship [...]
City of Oakland Deputy Mayor Sandre Swanson

OP-ED: My Word- Supporting cleaner air, commerce, and local jobs

By Sandre Swanson and Chris Lytle, Oakland Tribune The city and Port of Oakland have been working for several months with a group of independent truckers who face a Jan. 1 deadline to replace their [...]
Photo courtesy of Port of Oakland

Concerns Over Army Base Jobs as Development Breaks Ground

As the city prepares to kick off its long awaited land-sea transport hub development at the old Army Base, West Oakland community activists are raising concerns about the project, seeking to ensure that the city [...]
Lynette Gibson-McElhaney, District 3

Part 1: McElhaney Speaks on Army Base Jobs, Censure Vote Dispute

Lynette Gibson McElhaney is the newest minority member on Oakland’s city council. Representing District 3, a large portion of her district is West Oakland, an area filled with native Oaklanders looking for change and leadership. [...]