The minimum wage in San Francisco will increase to $9.79 an hour for San Francisco's lowest paid workers starting Jan. 1, 2011. Of course, that won't make any difference to the 40,000 residents who are still looking for work. Read More
The most recent reports on unemployment dealt a serious blow to at least one man's sense of job security: President Obama.
The president, harshly rebuked in the midterm elections by voters who thought he hadn't done enough to create jobs and revive the economy, is hanging his hopes for a second term on the expectation that the great recession would bottom out and that more Americans would soon be returning to work. Read More
Six months ago, Will Scott got his last unemployment check after 99 weeks — the maximum amount of time someone can draw the benefits.
Since then, he lost his house and eats in soup kitchens in between looking for jobs and working the “maze” of social services. Read More
This is what it looks like when politicians and the special interests they serve ignore economic reality and spend a once-flourishing state into the ditch.
Three hundred people are currently living in a tent city in Sacramento, where Michelle Rhee’s fiancé Kevin Johnson is mayor, as the city’s homeless population – now estimated at 2,000 – explodes. Read More
Money really does grow on trees, at least until little Barry grows up and takes all of the money leaves and branches away. Watch the latest edition of Politizoid and find out what happens next. And why Barry then decided it was time to learn Chinese! Read More
The Department of Labor’s official numbers will be in tomorrow, but the unemployment numbers just released by Gallup are looking brutal: Read More
A new ad put out by Citizens for the Republic plays on an old theme from a 1984 ad by President Ronald Reagan’s campaign for reelection. By highlighting the sluggish economy, rising unemployment, and increasing national debt, the ad succeeds in conveying the burden faced by younger generations. Have a watch: Read More
Using federal stimulus funds, Mayor Gavin Newsom has helped nearly 4,000 San Francisco residents find work – and he’s not stopping now. The stimulus money is set to expire next week, but Newsom is announcing new initiatives that will help keep those workers employed. The mayor will discuss these initiatives at a press event at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Read More