unemployment

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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11:08am

Tue June 18, 2013
City Visions: June 24, 2013

Bridging the Opportunity Divide in the Bay Area

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.

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5:42pm

Wed August 15, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Shrinking the skills gap for unemployed young adults

Year Up alumnus Breyana Scales at colorful entrance to offices of video game giant Zynga.
Sayre Quevedo, Youth Radio

Even with almost 13 million Americans out of work, companies still complain that they have open positions that go unfilled because they can’t find the right talent. One organization thinks it’s found a solution to the skills gap problem. It’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.

Two years ago Breyana Scales says she was stuck between a dead end job painting kids’ faces at a theme park while trying to get through college.

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