unemployment

5:47pm

Tue September 23, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Oakland seniors looking for work find help at ASSETS program

Under CC license from Flickr user Patrick

A majority of Americans say their biggest financial concern is that they won’t be able to save enough money to retire. This finding, by a recent Gallup poll, is likely one reason that the average age of retirement in America has increased from 60 to 62 years old since the 2008 recession. For many people, though, retiring in their 60s simply isn’t possible.

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6:30pm

Mon September 22, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

From home bakeries to warehouse businesses, food companies expand in Richmond

Rosa Robinson turns out cupcakes and other confections for Sweet Dreams Bake Shop.
Sukey Lewis

Sky-high rents, Google buses and gentrification are all buzzwords around the Bay Area. But that is not the case in the city of Richmond. With unemployment at 10.1 percent, the city of more than a hundred thousand residents stubbornly trails behind the rates of Bay Area neighbors like San Francisco and Berkeley.  

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7:33pm

Wed April 2, 2014
income inequality, Robert Reich, achievement gap,

KALW's Nemko Gets 2nd Long-Form Interview of Robert Reich

On the April 27, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, a second long-form conversation with Robert Reich, Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration and advisor to the Obama Administration.  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.  We also had a fun exchange about career and life lessons from our early life. 

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12:40pm

Wed March 12, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

A day in the life of the underemployed

Job searching on Craiglist
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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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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