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 [...]
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.
The Oakland Workforce Investment Board (WIB) this week released a “bleak” budget proposal for 2015-1016 that would slash funding for jobs and job training between 19 percent and 22 percent, and 50 percent for the [...]
A subcommittee of the Oakland Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Youth Council, called the West Oakland Working Group, met on Feb. 4, and the meeting was ruled by staff to be private. Several nonmembers from the [...]
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 [...]
When the City Council adopted this year’s Workforce Investment Board (WIB) budget, councilmembers voted unanimously for the WIB to come back with a plan on how to “put some skin in the game,” that is, [...]
Qualified Richmond residents will be given priority when it comes time to hire construction and other workers for Chevron’s proposed $1 billion refinery modernization project, according to an agreement announced this week.
The city’s Workforce Investment Board (WIB) has approved spending $200,000 of federal jobs money to hire a part time staff person to coordinate the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program and to support the work of nonprofit [...]
More than 150 people attended a public hearing to air long simmering frustrations and disputes over systemic failures of the city’s Workforce Investment Board (WIB) to adequately spend federal money to meet the needs of [...]
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 [...]