Economy

California's Solar Industry Adds 20,000 Jobs In 2015The sun certainly shone on solar jobs last year, with California’s solar industry adding over 20,000 jobs in 2015, up 35 percent from the previous year.
Workers, Activists Meet With U.S. Labor Secretary Over 'Gig' Jobs That Offer No BenefitsThere is a new push to make sure that the thousands of people in the Bay Area working jobs that provide full-time work but no full-time benefits are not having their rights violated, which is why workers and activists met Tuesday with the US Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez.
Drought, Economy Force Closure Of Sunol Valley Golf CourseAfter nearly fifty years, Sunol Valley Golf Course plans to close in January.
California Unemployment Rate Drops; Bay Area Accounts For 40 Percent Of State's Job GainsThe number of workers without jobs in California decreased last month from the previous month and the number of nonfarm payroll jobs increased, according to new data from the California Employment Development Department.
China Abolishes 1-Child Policy; Could Help EconomyChina’s decision to abolish its one-child policy is a boon to couples and to sellers of goods from formula to diapers to toys.
August Jobs Report Better Than It Looks As Investors Eye Possible Fed Rate HikeAugust hiring isn't getting anyone excited, but it still could result in a fed rate hike
Study: Income Inequality In Bay Area Exceeds National LevelsA Silicon Valley economic research institute said that income inequality in the Bay Area is now more severe than in the rest of the nation, according to a Silicon Valley economic research institute.
Bay Area Unemployment Below State Average, San Mateo County Rate BestAll of the Bay Area's nine counties had unemployment rates last month below the state average, according to the California Employment Development Department.
Obama To Expand Overtime Pay For 5 Million WorkersThe Obama administration is proposing making up to 5 million more people eligible for overtime — its latest effort to boost pay for lower-income workers.
Bay Area Baby Boom Possibly Triggered By Improving EconomyBay Area hospital delivery rooms are keeping busy with a rise in births after a slowdown during the recession.
Tesla To Occupy Former Solyndra Plant In Fremont; Expected To Add Over 1,000 JobsTesla Motors has taken over the Fremont plant which was once the home of Solyndra, the solar company that went belly-up in 2011 and one of the more high-profile busts in Silicon Valley.
California Bounces Back As World’s 7th Largest Economy, Larger Than BrazilCalifornia can claim the title as the seventh-largest world economy after recovering from a drop in output following the 2008 financial crisis.

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