california economy

5:42pm

Tue January 28, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Balancing being Mommy and Nanny

Leila Day


 

 

Lupita Espinoza can often be seen pushing a stroller up one of those steep San Francisco hills that many of us try to avoid. She can’t avoid it, though -- it’s the way to work.

“I am very lucky that I have a nice family -- they have been flexible with me,” she says.

She looks after two children at once, both 3-year-olds, a girl and a boy. Today she’s taken them to Precita Park, near their house, to play in the sandbox. Lupita is the little girl’s nanny; the little boy is her son, Orlando. She brings him along while she works. Since her own child is getting some of her attention, the girl’s parents pay her less than they might otherwise.

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7:09pm

Thu April 4, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Finding work for ex-felons

Americaworks.com

Angel Barerra has a felony conviction. He thinks that’s kept him from finding work. In order to give people like Barerra a better chance, some California counties have implemented “Ban the Box” – they’ve made it illegal for employers to ask about felony charges on job applications.

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11:43pm

Mon February 11, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

A Debate: Is Current California Policy Good for Jobs? Airs 3/17/13

The Mar 17, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko will feature a debate on the question, "Is Current California policy good for jobs? Taking the affirmative side will be Ken Jacobs, Director of the Labor Center at U.C. Berkeley. Taking the negative side will be Stanford/Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson.


If time permits, I'll also do Three-Minute Workovers on callers.


Work with Marty Nemko is heard Sundays from 11 am to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM in San Francisco.

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