Tag Archives: employment

Formerly incarcerated rebound into job market

For Carmen Garcia, the end of a prison sentence was the beginning of a new set of problems. “The biggest obstacle for me was continuing to stay in school, because the halfway house wanted me...

Oakland women rally for Bernie Sanders

A multicultural and multigenerational group of women met to discuss Sen. Bernie Sanders' platform earlier this month in Oakland.
Bailey's barbershop

Reggie Bailey’s Barbershop

“My last trip in the penitentiary, I had to make a decision on what I wanted to do with my life,” said Reggie Bailey, sitting in the swiveling barber chair in his small shop in...

Oakland residents throw “good jobs” party to celebrate Army base project

On Tuesday Oakland residents celebrated a breakthrough in ongoing efforts to create thousands of jobs for local workers due to construction of the planned shipping, packaging and distribution facilities at the site of the old...