Many seeking employment at a South of Market job fair were elated, after Tuesday’s vote in San Francisco to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
With more than half a million legal permanent residents calling the Bay Area home, high-tech companies in Silicon Valley are leading the charge on helping their green-card holding employees achieve citizenship.
California incomes have been rising and the state continues to create new jobs, but a group of leading economists still does not expect the recovery to pick up steam any time soon.
UC Berkeley researchers have given a second opinion on how raising San Francisco’s minimum wage to $15 an hour would impact the city and its employment rate and they seem to think it’s a good idea.
Earlier this week, budget watchdogs wrote an open letter warning five states, including California, not to offer too many incentives to Tesla.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) dropped by the Central Subway construction project at San Francisco’s Moscone Center Tuesday to campaign for the election of House Democrats in November.
The report from the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research shows the manufacturing sector in Silicon Valley has been a leading factor for economic growth in the region.
Labor leaders in the South Bay are pushing for more high-paying jobs at the 49ers’ new stadium in Santa Clara.
The government said early Thursday that U.S. employers added 288,000 workers last month, far more than economists were expecting. The unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry held up his own state as a model for responsible energy production and economic growth in California.