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Schaaf Administration Cuts Youth Jobs Programs

The City of Oakland under the leadership of Mayor Libby Schaaf is continuing to cut funding for jobs and training programs that serve young...

Oakland NAACP Leader Calls on Mayor to “Uphold the Law”

A leader of the Oakland branch of the NAACP is joining efforts of civil rights groups calling on Mayor Libby Schaaf to rescind her...

Mayor Reorganizes Jobs Programs, Says No Approval Necessary

  Community members, civil rights activists and advocates for more local jobs spoke out at this week’s Community and Economic Development (CED) committee meeting to...

Councilmembers Reluctantly Pass Stop Gap WIB Budget

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...

WIB Subcommittee Violates Open Meeting Laws

A subcommittee of the Oakland Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Youth Council, called the West Oakland Working Group, met on Feb. 4, and the meeting...

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...

City Still Has No Plans to Beef Up Programs for Oakland’s...

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...

Chevron Agrees to Hire Locals for Richmond Refinery Jobs

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...

Mayor Takes $200,000 of Jobs Money for Administrative Support of Youth...

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...

Community Calls for City to Improve Management of Federal Job Programs

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...
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