San Francisco

12:40pm

Wed March 12, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

A day in the life of the underemployed

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David Boyer & Audrey Dilling

After years working in low-paying-but-rewarding social service jobs, Delynn 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. 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.

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3:10pm

Tue March 11, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

First Mayoral forum in series tackles jobs and diversity in SF

Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente, addresses a crowd at SF Mayor Ed Lee's Mayoral Community Stakeholder Forum: Diversity, Innovation, and Jobs of the Future.
Isabel Angell

African Americans are leaving San Francisco at an alarming rate. They make up just six percent of the population, down from over 13 percent in 1970 and have a higher unemployment rate than whites and other minorities.

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6:19pm

Tue March 4, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Unemployment in SF? Numbers are down, but so are spirits

Liz Mak

 

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.

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5:15pm

Tue March 4, 2014
Arts & Culture

50 years later, old soul finds new fans

Sarah Deragon/Miki Vargas

The film 20 Feet from Stardom, which just won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature this past weekend, shines a spotlight on the female singers who sang backup to the biggest soul and rock legends during the 1960s.

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6:05pm

Tue February 25, 2014
Arts & Culture

Lost Weekend Video finds new ways to entertain in the digital age

Audrey DIlling

A couple on an evening stroll down Valencia Street comes to a stop outside Lost Weekend Video. They’re peering in through the big front window.

“I wanted to check it out because I haven’t seen a video store in a long time,” says Abel Martinez. “These days I watch a lot of pirated movies.”

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