Long brewing concerns about whether Mayor Libby Schaaf’s administration is attempting to undermine or terminate the use of federal funds to support job programs for the unemployed and underemployed came to a head at this [...]
More than 100 job applicants received job offers on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at the Oakland Private Industry Council’s second Safeway Job Fair. Recruiters conducted interviews, background checks and drug screenings for 288 job seekers [...]
The computer resource lab at the Oakland Private Industry Council (PIC) was bustling this week with Safeway staff as they assisted job candidates through the online application process during a Safeway Job Fair on Wednesday, [...]
The Oakland City Council voted this week to award $130,000 as a temporary stopgap to keep the West Oakland Neighborhood Job Center open. Council members said they are committed to finding funds to maintain [...]
A majority of City Council members are determined to find the money in the city budget to save the neighborhood job centers in East, West and Central Oakland that serve unemployed and underemployed workers.
Members of the Oakland City Council are looking for ways to save West Oakland and Fruitvale neighborhood career centers in the wake of community protests over Mayor Libby Schaaf’s decision to close the centers at [...]
Oakland community members are opposing Mayor Libby Schaaf’s decision to close West Oakland and the Fruitvale District job centers that provide services to the unemployed. Together, the West Oakland Neighborhood Career Center and the [...]
James Wells was honored this week by the State Assembly and Assemblymember Rob Bonta’s office with special recognition as a participant of the ASSETS Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).
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 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 [...]