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: California Regains Nearly Half Of Jobs Lost In PandemicCalifornia extended its slow but steady economic recovery in April, adding more than 100,000 jobs for the third consecutive month, officials said Friday.
COVID Recovery: California Restaurants Expect Rebound To Take YearsNearly a third of California's restaurants permanently closed and two-thirds of workers at least temporarily lost their jobs as the pandemic set in more than a year ago.
Oakland Mayor Schaff's $3.85 Billion Budget Includes Funds For Homeless, Public Safety, BlightOakland Mayor Libby Schaaf released her 2021-23 budget Friday, a $3.85 billion plan that includes homelessness, public safety, jobs, and healthier neighborhoods.
COVID Recovery: Bay Area Restaurants Struggle To Hire Staff Ahead Of Likely Big Mother's Day WeekendAhead of what is expected to be a big Mother's Day weekend for restaurants in the Bay Area, likely the biggest since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many establishments are struggling to find workers.
COVID Job Market: Signs Of Recovery As California Adds Jobs For 2nd MonthCalifornia employers added 119,600 new jobs in March, the second straight month of growth following a topsy-turvy year of enormous losses and inconsistent gains during an unpredictable pandemic.
Bouncing Back? New Unemployment Claims In California Down DrasticallyThe latest California new unemployment claim numbers are the first real sign the state’s economy is recovering. What is unknown is how many small businesses will bounce back. 
COVID Recovery: California Legislature OKs Bill To Help Displaced WorkersNow that Gov. Gavin Newsom is letting more businesses reopen as coronavirus cases decline, the California Legislature on Thursday passed a bill requiring some hotels and other hospitality companies to offer laid-off workers their jobs back.
Housing, Jobs, Healthcare Biggest Barriers To Reentry After Leaving PrisonFormerly incarcerated people face challenges big and small after leaving prison - from navigating the supermarket to stable housing and employment. CBSN Bay Area's Len Kiese spoke with Yukari Kane, co-founder of the Prison Journalism Project, and Jesse Vasquez, program coordinator for Arsola Distribution and Community Services.
Hopeful Signs As California Adds 141,000 Jobs In FebruaryCalifornia added 141,000 jobs in February as more than a quarter of a million people returned to the workforce, state officials announced Friday.
700 San Francisco Janitors Walk Off Job, Seek New Contract After Offices Allowed To ReopenMore than 700 San Francisco janitors walked off the job Wednesday for a three-day strike over what they said are unfair labor practices following eight months of failed contract negotiations.