COVID Pandemic Spurs Boom in Automation to Fill Service Sector JobsFaced with worker shortages and higher labor costs, companies are starting to automate service sector jobs that economists once considered safe.
Bill to Help Restaurants Passes State Legislature A bill to help restaurants recover from pandemic losses is on its way to the governor's desk.
Federal Unemployment Benefits Set To End for 7.5 Million AmericansFederal unemployment benefits, including weekly $300 payments, are set to end by Labor Day for more than 2 million Californians. This will be the largest cut off of unemployment benefits in US history, and it is leaving many people anxious.
Report Reveals San Jose State University's $4 Billion Economic Impact On CaliforniaSan Jose State University can now count itself among one of the main drivers of California’s economy, the fifth largest in the world, according to a new report.
California Unemployment Rate Falls for 4th Straight Month, Regains Half of Jobs Lost in PandemicCalifornia has regained more than half of the 2.7 million jobs it lost at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Friday, a trend driven by restaurants and hotels hiring more people as the Golden State reopens its economy.
COVID Recovery: As Pandemic Eases, Concerns About Inflation EmergeAs we turn the corner on the pandemic, prices for gas, groceries and other goods are going up, which is causing concerns about inflation.
Road to Recovery: Economists Say It's a Good Time for Jobseekers9.7 million Americans are currently unemployed, 1.5 million of them live in California. Economists say that, even with high unemployment numbers, it’s a great time to be looking for work.
COVID Economy: New California Jobs Report Indicates State's Workers Still StrugglingWhile there are increasing signs of California's economy picking up steam as it emerges from pandemic-related stagnation, a new jobs report out Thursday shows that much of the state's economy is still sputtering.
Pres. Biden Unveils Ambitious $2 Trillion Infrastructure PlanPresident Biden on Wednesday unveiled a more than $2 trillion plan for infrastructure renovation that would reshape the American economy.
Economic Recovery Post-Pandemic Likely to Be Uneven, Slow for Many Bay Area IndustriesAs California's stay-at-home orders gradually lift, the economic recovery has proven to be uneven and, in certain industries, anemic.
House Approves $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Package; Bill Heads To President Biden's DeskThe House approved the final version of President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill on Wednesday, handing the new president a significant legislative victory as he works to stabilize an economy still struggling to rebound from the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Playbooks For Scamming California EDD Benefits Easy To Find On Dark WebAt least $11 billion in unemployment benefits so far have gone to criminals instead of to the millions of Californians who desperately need them during COVID-related hardship.
Victims of EDD Debit Card Hacking Describe Experiences on Road to RecoveryUnemployment debit card accounts of tens of thousands of Californians have been hacked and KPIX has learned that Bank of America, which has the exclusive contract to handle the funds for the state Employment Development Department, is facing yet another class-action lawsuit.
South Bay Small Business Owners' Optimism Tested as New Year Dawns With Virus SurgingMany Bay Area business owners say they are limping in the New Year but are determined to fight to make it through the pandemic and public health orders.
Pres. Trump Signs COVID-19 Economic Relief PackageThe White House said Sunday night that President Trump signed legislation for $900 billion in coronavirus economic aid and $1.4 trillion in government spending, averting a government shutdown.