The San Jose Fire Department has obtained an $8.6 million federal grant, and with it fire officials plan to hire 27 new firefighters.
KCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier said the battle over jobs could shape the future of redevelopment of the Oakland Army Base.
Job seeker Mary Hurt said she sent out her resume numerous times only to never hear from a company. Almost 90 percent of top companies are using a resume tracking systems to scan for keywords. According to career counselor Eileen Williams, there are a few ways job applicants can make it through the scanning machine.
Oakland is looking for qualified applicants to join two police academies being held later this year.
The City of San Francisco is launching a long-term program aimed at putting more firefighters and police officers on the streets, with the ultimate goals of making the city safer, replacing retirees and cutting down on overtime.
An interview with former San Jose State football coach and author Fitz Hill on his new book, “Crackback! How College Football Blindsides The Hopes Of Black Coaches,” which looks at the black coaches in college football and the lack of opportunities for minorities.
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.
In this KCBS Cover Story, reporter Margie Shafer looks at how the tech sector is leading to a more optimistic business climate in San Francisco.
This comes as the city is expected to lay off up to 40 employees later this month.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo is expected to hire more people this year than last. Hundreds are expected to find work at an upcoming job fair.