East Bay Library Program Taps Into Hidden Job MarketAt 13 percent, Oakland's unemployment rate is far above the state and national average but, a series of classes at Oakland and Berkeley’s public libraries is helping those looking for work tap into the hidden job market.
About The Bay: A Generation Working Longer Than Any BeforeThis is hardly a case of "the same old story." Americans are living longer than ever before, and have to work longer, too. And it's anything but easy for many of them.
San Francisco Company Using Social Gaming To Help Job SeekersA free educational platform that uses social gaming to teach job seekers the basics of how to use the Internet to land employment will soon be available at libraries in San Francisco and Santa Clara County.
California Lawmakers Helping Battle Unemployment Among National GuardBy some estimates, the unemployment rate of returning National Guard men and women is 5 - 10% higher than the state average. In some units, half of all returning soldiers cannot find work.
Hiring Bump At Vallejo’s Six FlagsSix 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.
San Francisco Military Job Fair Timed For Fleet WeekJust in time for San Francisco's Fleet Week celebrations, more than 250 members of the military attended the first ever job fair hosted by the nation's largest nonprofit organization for veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
About The Bay: The Unemployed In The Bay Area On Labor DayIn his travels About the Bay, Mike Sugerman looks at the unemployed in the Bay Area on this Labor Day holiday.
California Jobless Rate Rises Back Above 12 PercentThe unemployment rate in California is climbing again, hitting 12 percent in July as the state added just 4,500 payroll jobs for the month.
California Jobless Rate Edges Down; 96,500 Jobs AddedCalifornia’s unemployment rate has slipped lower for the second month in a row as the state added nearly 100,000 jobs in February. But the employment situation is still worse than the national average.
California Unemployment Rate Inches HigherThe state's unemployment rate is well above the nation's rate, which decreased to 9.4% in December.
San Francisco Supervisor Proposes Mandating 50% Local HiresA San Francisco supervisor wants a 50 percent local hiring mandate to put the unemployed to work on city-funded projects.