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.
The state Employment Development Department said Friday that California gained 24,200 jobs during the month. It’s the lowest rate in six years. The last time the unemployment rate fell below 7.4 percent was in July 2008.
The Palo Alto company has more than 6,000 employees and 5 percent are currently American military veterans.
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.
California State Senator Ted Gaines visited the Austin Monday, hoping to keep California in the running fro a massive Tesla Motors battery plant that could be headed to the Lone Star State.
Libby Schaaf and Noel Gallo are both questioning why the police department is significantly below its budgeted staffing level.
Cal Fire announced they’re hiring more seasonal firefighters in response to the state having already seen three times as many wild fires this year than normal.
Cal Fire is staffing up its wildfire response crew earlier than normal the year after an uncommonly dry winter across most of the state.
The unemployment rate in California dropped last month and a similar trend occurred in parts of the Bay Area, according to state jobs data released Friday.
Mayor Osby Davis said there is enough money in the city budget to hire at least 17 new officers.