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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 [...]
Gaye Plair-Cobb gives Congresswoman Barbara Lee a tour of PIC's Career center at 1212 Broadway.

23,000 Local Residents Will Lose Unemployment Benefits, says Congresswoman Lee

Congresswoman Barbara Lee visited Oakland’s Private Industry Council’s Career Center at 1212 Broadway in Oakland on Thursday morning to show her support to 23,000 local residents whose unemployment benefits not being extended.
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Councilmember Tubbs Speaks at Black Elected Officials Awards Celebration

City councilmember Michael Tubbs, who represents the 6th District in Stockton, spoke to community and faith leaders and elected officials Wednesday at the “Community Leaders Recognition Awards” hosted by Black Elected Officials & Faith Based [...]
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Community Advisory Board Proposed for $34 Million in Prison Realignment Funds

By Charles Eddy and Charles Turner The Alameda County Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform is working with Oakland Community Organizations (OCO) and county partners to sponsor a series of meetings seeking residents input on the [...]
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Oakland Wants to Spend $200,000 in Youth Jobs Funds to Hire One City Administrator

A proposal to redirect $200,000 in federal youth job funding to hire a single city administrator, who would serve as the city’s youth employment coordinator, was met with resounding opposition this week from community members [...]
Gay Plair Cobb, CEO of Oakland Private Industry Council

Oakland PIC Awarded Contract by Alameda County Board of Supervisors

The Oakland Private Industry Council (Oakland PIC) was awarded a $2.5 million-per-year contract this week by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to manage the county’s workforce development program. Competing against five other bidders for [...]