unemployment http://kalw.org en KALW's Nemko Gets 2nd Long-Form Interview of Robert Reich http://kalw.org/post/kalws-nemko-gets-2nd-long-form-interview-robert-reich <p>On the April 27, 2014 edition of <em>Work with Marty Nemko,</em> a second long-form conversation with Robert Reich, Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration and advisor to the Obama Administration.&nbsp; We discuss employment issues of the day: income inequality, minimum wage, and a spirited exchange on the wisdom of using Disparate Impact to abet minority employment.&nbsp; We also had a fun exchange about career and life lessons from our early life.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 02:33:18 +0000 Marty Nemko 41856 at http://kalw.org A day in the life of the underemployed http://kalw.org/post/day-life-underemployed <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After years working in low-paying-but-rewarding social service jobs, </span>Delynn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Parker went back to school to get her Masters in Psychology. She had high hopes for more opportunities and better compensation after she graduated. That is not how it worked out. She is now saddled with a huge student loan and has found it difficult to find full-time work in her chosen field.&nbsp;Parker shared a day in her life – from her morning commute to her early bed time – giving insight into being underemployed in the Bay Area.</span></p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:40:11 +0000 David Boyer 40811 at http://kalw.org A day in the life of the underemployed Unemployment in SF? Numbers are down, but so are spirits http://kalw.org/post/unemployment-sf-numbers-are-down-so-are-spirits <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">San Francisco currently has the third lowest unemployment rate of all California's counties. But while that’s good news, it doesn't mean that much if you’re one of the more than 23,000 San Franciscans still finding it difficult to get work. </span></p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 02:19:44 +0000 Liz Mak 40497 at http://kalw.org Unemployment in SF? Numbers are down, but so are spirits Bridging the Opportunity Divide in the Bay Area http://kalw.org/post/bridging-opportunity-divide-bay-area <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(69, 69, 69); line-height: normal; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;" id="yui_3_7_2_1_1371577701508_4720">What happens to young people in the Bay Area with no college degree? How can they navigate a labor market that demands high tech skills without adequate education or training? Producer and guest host Victoria Thorp and guests explore new strategies for addressing the opportunity divide in the Bay Area.</span></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:08:12 +0000 City Visions 28934 at http://kalw.org Bridging the Opportunity Divide in the Bay Area Shrinking the skills gap for unemployed young adults http://kalw.org/post/shrinking-skills-gap-unemployed-young-adults <p>Even with almost 13 million Americans out of work, companies still complain that they have open positions that go unfilled because they can&rsquo;t find the right talent. One organization thinks it&rsquo;s found a solution to the skills gap problem. It&rsquo;s helping young people who have a high school diploma or GED find jobs in growing sectors of the economy like technology and high finance.</p><p>Two years ago Breyana Scales says she was stuck between a dead end job painting kids&rsquo; faces at a theme park while trying to get through college.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 00:42:36 +0000 Sayre Quevedo 15218 at http://kalw.org Shrinking the skills gap for unemployed young adults