Tag Archives: Oakland PIC

On Saturday, Nov. 7, churches and community leaders in Oakland and the Bay Area stood in solidarity with Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in West Oakland, which is shown above.
Left to right are Pleasant Grove church choir (bottom Left), SambaFunk! Drummers (top left), Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Pastor Thomas Harris of Pleasant Grove, City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney and Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan and Pastor Amos Brown of Third Baptist in San Francisco (top right) , Rev. Ray Williams of Morning Star Baptist and Marvin X, founder of the Black Arts Movement (bottom right). Photos by Ken Epstein. Collage by Adam L. Turner.

Oakland Steps Out for Faith with a Joyful Noise

The city of Oakland has long been considered the citadel for progressive civil rights and political movements involving activism for racial and social inclusion and equity.
Left to right: Art Shanks, executive director of Cypress Mandela Training Center; Councilmember Larry Reid; Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney; Gay Plair Cobb, CEO of the Oakland Private Industry Council; Paul Cobb; and civil rights attorney Dan Siegel. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Gay Plair Cobb Honored for 30 Years of Service

Oakland City Council this week honored Gay Plair Cobb, CEO of the Oakland Private Industry Council (PIC), for her 30 years of dedicated service assisting job seekers in Oakland. Through her leadership, the Oakland PIC [...]
TekPerfect founder Alfonso Hooker (left) and PIC Planning Director Richard deJauregui.

TekPerfect, PIC Raise Skills of Formerly Incarcerated

TekPerfect, an Information Technology (IT) consulting, design, and support firm serving Alameda and Contra Costa County businesses, has partnered with the Oakland Private Industry Council (PIC) to design and provide a specialized IT training program [...]

Job Fair for Oakland Workers

The Oakland Workforce Investment Board and a consortium of four adult employment-training providers in Oakland – the Oakland Private Industry Council, Lao Family Community Development, the Unity Council, and the English Center – have been [...]
Stylist and makeup artist Shakela Lewis applies makeup on her client Deanna Williams.

PIC Partners with Moods and Attitudes Salon for Women’s “Self Love Day”

Pampering at the beauty salon makes all the difference for women embarking on a new path in life. Celebrating the personal and professional growth of women in the Oakland Private Industry Council’s (PIC) JOBS program, [...]
Crowd gathers at Oakland Private Industry Council's Job Fair. Photo by Spencer Whitney.

“WE WANT TO WORK” Over 1,000 Turn Out for PIC Career Fair

Over 1,000 job applicants showed up last Friday to the Oakland Private Industry Council’s (OPIC) Career Fair at the Eastmont Town Center with resumes and cover letters in hand to speak with recruiters from more [...]