Hiring Freeze

San Jose firefighters (Craig Rose/San Jose Fire Dept.)

San Jose Councilman’s Proposed Firefighter Hiring Freeze Angers Fire Chief

A proposal by a San Jose city councilman to freeze firefighter hiring until the firefighter union accepts a reduced pension benefit has sent shock waves though the fire department and drawn the ire of its outgoing chief.


San Francisco Muni Metro light rail train car at Folsom Street station (AP)

San Francisco Muni Operating Under Severe Lack Of Train Operators

San Francisco Muni is struggling with a shortage of light rail drivers and passengers are starting to feel the effects, but the transit agency has said that help is on the way.


Gov. Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown Orders State Government Hiring Freeze

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday ordered a state government hiring freeze amid California’s $26.6 billion fiscal crisis.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/15/2011