Monthly Local Labor Market Information from Cindy Sugrue, Labor Market Consultant at EDD

The unemployment rate in the Oakland-Fremont-Hayward MD was 5.9 percent in June 2014, up from a revised 5.7 percent in May 2014, and below the year-ago estimate of 7.7 percent.  This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 7.3 percent for California and 6.3 percent for the nation during the same period. The unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in Alameda County, and 6.0 percent in Contra Costa County.

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The Plus Group is seeking several excellent Customer Service/Cashiers for a bookstore in Pleasant Hil

Must be comfortable working with computers. 1-2 years of previous customer service experience is required. Previous Cashier experience is very helpful. Ability to stand on your feet all day is required. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Schedules: Day Shift 7:30-1:30 M-F OR Evening Shift 1:30-7:00 M-TH & Sat 8/16.

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Disability Workforce News from the Department of Labor

National Disability Employment Awareness Month Poster Now Available

The 2014 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) poster is now available, both for order in hard copy and online, along with several other tools that can assist organizations in planning for this year’s observance, including sample articles, proclamations and press releases.

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Please Join U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez for a Special Conference Call with DOL Stakeholders

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Overview and Implementation

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Toll Free: 877-917-8928 Passcode: WIOA

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The Federal Government passed The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), reauthorizing WIA

If signed by President it is supposed to improve the efficiency of the public workforce system for jobsekers. The reauthorization comes after 16 years of initial passage of the Workforce Investment Act, and 11 years since it was due to be reauthorized.

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Regional And State Employment And Unemployment — June 2014

In June 2014, employment increased in 33 states and the District of Columbia and decreased in 17 states. The largest over-the-month increases in employment occurred in Florida (+37,400), California (+24,200), and New York (+22,500).

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Roundtable on Veterans Hiring Provided to the National Governors’ Association

Joining a group of federal officials, workforce representatives and private employers, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans Employment and Training Teresa Gerton provided an overview of VETS’ activities to the National Governors’ Association in Memphis, Tenn. The roundtable was held by the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee at the NGA’s annual meeting on July 12.

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West Oakland Job Resource Center – July Calendar

July Orientation updated

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Sear Now Hiring: Repair Technicians

Sears

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Interested in becoming a Cable TV Installation Technician

ac2 job

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Reminder: Berkeley Farms Hiring Event this Week Wed & Thurs

Berkeley Farms July 16 & 17

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UNIQLO IS currently hiring 60 part-time, 5 full-time employees in Walnut Creek

UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO.

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Major Distribution Center is coming to Newark with Hundreds of Jobs

Get HIred

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Every Dog Has Its Day Care is Holding Open Interviews July 18. 11-2.30pm

ALL employees must begin as a dog handler. Starting pay is $11 per hour with increases as new skills are learned. Within average pay rate for employees at the 6 month mark is $12 per hour.  There is a Career Development Department for those people that show an interest and aptitude for working with dogs.  ALL employees must begin as a dog handler. Starting pay is $11 per hour with increases as new skills are learned. Within average pay rate for employees at the 6 month mark is $12 per hour.

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Oakland Housing Authority is Hiring for Administrative Assistance ($5,090-$5,621/Monthly

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION

Will support directors and/or staff with various tasks; manage daily office functions including composing and typing correspondence and memorandums; prepare, copy and assemble reports; process and respond to correspondence; receive, greet and screen a variety of visitors and telephone calls; develop and implement office procedures and systems; maintain confidential & administrative files and records; maintain rapidly changing executive schedules; coordinate and prepare accommodations for meetings; take minutes; make travel arrangements;

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Bay Area Rescue Mission in Richmond is Hiring for Part-time truck driver and part-time cook

Bay Area Rescue Mission in Richmond. They are looking to fill 3 different positions. This is a non-denominational Christian Ministry located in the city of Richmond. They are seeking to hire the right employee that can fit into their  faith base culture. If you have any questions, please let me know. Please see job link in the subject line.

  • Part Time Driver
  • Part Time Cook

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Congress Passes Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Update to Workforce Investment Act)

The House of Representatives passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act on July 9 with a strong bipartisan vote of 415 to 6.  The House vote follows approval of the bill in the Senate (95 to 3, in late June and will now be sent to President Obama for his signature.

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Proposed Waiver Limitation on Employer Reimbursement for On-the-Job Training for Long-Term Unemployed Veterans and Disabled

The California Workforce Investment Board (State Board) has released the following proposed waiver for public comment:

“Waiver of the Limitation on Employer Reimbursements for On-the-Job Training for Long-Term Unemployed Veterans and Disabled Job Seekers”

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Covered California, an alternative to Cobra for individuals who lose their employer provided health insurance

Individuals eligible to purchase Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) continuation health coverage have the option to instead enroll in a Covered California™ health plan. The following two special enrollment periods are available to these individuals:

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Career Fairs in Walnut Creek July 22nd & in San Francisco July 25th

Hering event 2

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Unemployment rate declined to 6.1 percent in June

Total employment increased by 288,000 in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 6.1 percent, according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.   Job gains were widespread, led by employment growth in professional and business services, retail trade, food services and drinking places, and health care.

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Kinder’s BBQ – Hiring

Go to website to complete application: http://www.kindersmeats.com/employment-application.php

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TJMax – Marshalls – Hiring

                  Click on links for more details.

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Berkeley Farms Job Fair July 16 & 17 in Hayward

Berkeley Farms July 16 & 17

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West Oakland Job Resource Center – July Workshops

july orientation

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Industrial Maintenance – Wednesday, 7/9/14 @ 6-7:30p.m

July 1 Laney College

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Merchandise Associate Positions in the East Bay

 

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Welder Position in Benicia

A reliable Manufacturing Company in Benicia is seeking Welders with a minimum of 1 year of experience in Flux Cored and MIG Welding.

Hours: 2:00 PM – 10:30 PM, Full-time, Monday – Friday, Temp – Hire

Hourly: $18.50

Location: Benicia, CA

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Vacancies at STAND! For Families Free of Violence

STAND! For Families Free of Violence is a catalyst for breaking the multi-generational cycle of violence, promoting safe and strong relationships and rebuilding lives. Our integrated approach to domestic violence and child abuse services uniquely situates us to take the lead in addressing the complex dynamics of violence within families.

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Bipartisan Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Passes in 95-3 Vote

The Senate passed a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act—by a vote of 95 to 3. Jobs for the Future applauds the Senate on passage of this legislation, which is expected for consideration by the House in the near future. The bill provides valuable updates and improvements to the law that authorizes the U.S. workforce development system.

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