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PIC Hosts Hiring Events for Local Job Seekers

The career center operated by the Oakland Private Industry (PIC) is hosting a number of hiring events in April for Bay Area job seekers. For...

Marin: Training in the Construction Trades Begins April 11

Enrollment is open for the Jacari Cook Construction Trades program, which begins April 11, at 10 a.m. at the Marin City Community Development Corporation...

Richmond: 200 attend Chevron Trades Day to Connect to Local Jobs

About 200 people attended Trades Day II on Wednesday last week at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium, where they were connected with information related to...

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...

OP-ED: New Businesses and Construction Are Transforming West Oakland

  Many people are aware of Oakland's growing restaurant industry. However, Oakland is becoming the center of more upstream food production. With transportation access and empty...

New Report: Health Sector Contributes $28.4 Billion to SF’s Economy

UC San Francisco is part of the city’s thriving health sector that collectively generates $28.4 billion to the economy – more than tourism and...

Civicorps Partners with Oakland to Train Youth as Truck Drivers

Oakland may become the only place in the nation where job opportunities for young people are written into a city’s franchise agreement to pick...

God On Wall Street: Can the Market Save the Middle Class?

By Curtis O. Robinson Sr. On this day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down sharply 70.4 points to close the day at 16,912.11. The...

New Restaurants: Does Their Workforce Look Like Oakland?

Like a lot of Oaklanders, Professor Kitty Kelly Epstein, likes to check out some of the new restaurants that are opening up in our...
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