Tag Archives: jobs

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 [...]

Councilmembers Reluctantly Pass Stop Gap WIB Budget They say they want to revisit the budget by Sept. 30

City Councilmembers this week reluctantly approved a new Oakland Workforce Investment Board (WIB) budget for 2015-2017 that will make drastic cuts in jobs and job training programs for youth and unemployed adults.
Artist rendering of the new Bayer HealthCare facility in Berkeley. Photo: Bayer HealthCare.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Applauds Bayer HealthCare’s $100M Investment in Berkeley

Bayer HealthCare is investing $100 million to build a product testing facility at its Berkeley manufacturing site that will support research and emerging generations of treatments for Hemophilia A, a hereditary bleeding disorder.
Coliseum City

Growing Voices Demand Coliseum City Must Yield Results for Residents

In the wake of the City Council decision to amend the Coliseum Area Specific Plan to protect businesses in the Oakland Airport Business Park, a coalition of local residents, Oakland workers, youth and faith leaders [...]
Workers on an Oakland Unified School District construction project.

White’s Departure Disrupts Facilities and Repair Department at OUSD

Administrator Tim White’s departure under pressure from the Oakland Unified School District has left the department he led – Facilities Planning and Management – in disarray, according to sources. Wo
Ella Baker Center

Ella Baker Center Holds Vigil for “50% Jobs Not Jails” Campaign  

The Ella Baker Center recently organized a candlelight vigil in front of the Alameda County Administration building in downtown Oakland where community members and faith leaders demanded more funding for jobs, not jails.
Oakland & the World Enterprises launched their new co-op business in partnership with the City of Oakland on Monday in West Oakland. Pictured: Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Grammy award-winning artist D'Wayne Wiggins, Elaine Brown, Mayor Jean Quan, CEO of Mo' Better Foods David Roach, Oakland Housing & Community Development Director Michele Byrd, representative from Congresswoman Barbara Lee's office, and board members of Oakland & the World Enterprises. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

New West Oakland Business Center to Create Opportunities for Formerly Incarcerated

A vacant lot left blighted for over three decades on 7th and Campbell streets in West Oakland now has a new purpose in the community as the launching pad for cooperative businesses that will provide [...]