Gov. Jerry Brown spoke about the benefits of prison labor and hiring former convicts Friday morning at the Bay Area Employers Forum in Oakland, urging local leaders to give ex-offenders a chance to earn an honest living.
The Employment Development Department released updated figures Friday showing that unemployment is down statewide and at a record low in the City of San Francisco.
Unemployment rates across the Bay Area dropped in November, compared with a year ago, according to data released Friday from the state’s Employment Development Department.
It’s been two years since San Jose voted to increase its minimum wage to $10 an hour. San Jose State University professor Scott Myers-Lipton, whose students came up with the idea, is not one to rub it in.
A former nursing assistant has been charged with stealing from an elderly Salinas woman in her care and providing false information on tax returns and unemployment benefit claims.
California’s unemployment rate has dipped below 8 percent for the first time in nearly six years, a sign that the state’s economy has rebounded from the depths of the recession.
California’s unemployment rate continues its steady decline, reaching 8 percent in February.
The state Employment Development Department said Friday the rate was down from 8.3 percent in December and from 9.5 percent a year earlier.
As water supplies shrink due to the ongoing drought—the driest in the California’s recorded history—unemployment in the Central Valley’s agricultural industry is predicted to rise.
Linda Heger of Novato knows the frustration well. Heger – who was laid off from her managerial job in October—says she’s been trying to reach the Employment Development Department (EDD) for months to find out why her unemployment claims aren’t being paid.