Young people looking for summer jobs here in the bay area can get advice, resume help and in some cases, new clothes, to help them with their search.
The state Assembly has approved a bill that would add more protections for religious freedom in the workplace, specifying that discrimination laws also apply to religious clothing and hairstyles.
The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved putting a minimum wage ordinance on the Nov. 6 ballot. If approved, the minimum wage would rise from $8 to $10 an hour, with annual inflation adjustments.
Lawyers representing seven California schoolchildren have filed a lawsuit against the state seeking to overturn statutes that govern teacher employment, including seniority-based layoffs.
A bill in the California Assembly to ban employers from demanding access to a job applicant’s social media accounts has cleared a key committee, with little opposition expected when it goes for a vote.
Voters in San Jose will get to decide on a measure to increase the city’s minimum wage to $10 now that the proposal has made the November ballot.
Apple, Google and other Silicon Valley tech companies continue to hang out the help wanted sign. The latest employment figures show that the biggest demand for workers in the Bay Area continues to be for workers with skills in technology.
Contra Costa continues to receive low-level offenders as part of the state’s realignment plan to ease prison overcrowding, and now there is an effort to get inmates out of jail, and into employment.
Supporters of a measure that would increase San Jose’s hourly minimum wage from $8 to $10 say they are submitting than 30,000 signatures to the San Jose City Clerk’s office Thursday in an effort to have the initiative placed on the November ballot.
A report released Thursday claimed it will take another two to three years for the Bay Area to regain all jobs that were lost in the recession. However, the report also suggested that the road to recovery runs right through Silicon Valley.