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.
COVID Unemployment: California Lost Nearly 70,000 Jobs In January, But Recovery Likely ComingNumbers released Friday by the Employment Development Department show the nation's most populous state lost 69,900 jobs in January.
Golden Gate Bridge District Layoffs On Hold Pending COVID Stimulus BillThe Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Board of Directors voted unanimously Wednesday to reverse the planned layoffs of nearly 150 employees, effective upon a federal COVID-19-related stimulus bill becoming law.
Santa Clara County Businesses To Cut Over 8,800 Jobs By Year's EndMore than 8,800 employees at large Santa Clara County firms are expected to be out of work by the end of the year, according to data filed with the U.S. Labor Department.
New COVID-19 Rules Threaten California's October Job GainsCalifornia's beleaguered restaurant and hospitality industry rebounded in October, adding 66,000 jobs as the unemployment rate in the nation's most populous state dipped below 10% for the first time since the pandemic upended its economy in March.
Golden Gate Bridge To Lay Off Nearly 150 Employees Due To Budget Shortfall To Avoid Toll HikeThe Golden Gate Bridge District Board of Directors voted Friday to lay off nearly 150 employees to help shore up the district's projected budget shortfall of some $48 million due to reduced ridership during the coronavirus pandemic.
Charles Schwab Plans To Lay Off 1,000 Employees Following TD Ameritrade MergerCharles Schwab said Monday that it is laying off 1,000 employees just weeks after completing its acquisition of TD Ameritrade.
California Unemployment Rate Dips To 11%; 96,000 Jobs Added In SeptemberCalifornia has regained more than a third of the 2.6 million nonfarm jobs the most populous state lost to the coronavirus pandemic in March and April, state officials said Friday.
Newsom Vetoes South Bay Lawmaker's Bill Offering Rehiring Protections For Many Laid-Off WorkersGov. Gavin Newsom has vetoed a Bay Area lawmaker's bill that supporters say would have guaranteed many workers laid off because of the pandemic the right to get their jobs back once economic conditions improve.
Now Hiring: Newsom Signs Law Offering Credits To Small Businesses Devastated By PandemicWith millions of people out of work in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a law giving tax breaks to small businesses that hire more workers over the next three months.
Bed, Bath & Beyond Cutting 2,800 Jobs Citing Shift To Online SalesBed Bath & Beyond said Tuesday that it’s cutting 2,800 jobs at its corporate headquarters and stores — about 5% of its overall workforce — as the troubled home goods retailer looks to pivot more of its business online.
California Jobless Rate Improves In July As Economic Struggles In Pandemic ContinueNormally, adding more than 140,000 jobs would be cause for celebration by the standards of the past few decades. But the coronavirus has upended what's normal.