Archive for 2017

PIC Hosts Housing and Economic Rights Advocates

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

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On Wednesday, April 12, PIC hosted the Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA) as they discussed consumer protections for student loans with representatives from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Pictured above are Seth Frotman, Student Loan Ombudsman (middle, speaking), and Richard Williams, Associate Student Loan Ombudsman (middle, left) with CFPB.

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Hiring Event Brings 170 Applicants for Jobs with Energy Efficient Company

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Recruiters from Volt Workforce Solutions engaged with 175 job applicants at a recruitment event on Thursday, February 16 at Oakland PIC’s Downtown Oakland Career Center. Several applicants – nearly half of those attending – passed job assessments to be considered for positions with an energy efficient car company in Fremont.

“I was pleasantly surprised to have over 100 qualified people sign up and pass our assessment for these positions,” said Noela Campbell, Sourcing Specialist with Volt Workforce Solutions. “I’m happy to have had this opportunity to hire some exceptional candidates and I look forward to working with Oakland PIC again.”

Oakland Exceeds State Performance Goals in Workforce Development

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Oakland, CA, February 2, 2017 – The State of California recently released the 2015-2016 performance report for the state’s federally funded local workforce development areas, including Oakland. This report compares actual performance for job placements, job retention, and average wages to state-mandated goals set at the beginning of each program year.

These particular statistics are of vital importance for our local job seekers. The state’s report shows that the network of employment training providers for the City of Oakland performed well beyond state-mandated goals with both its youth and adult programs.

The adult service provider network includes the Oakland Private Industry Council, the Unity Council, and ASSETS Senior Services. This performance report reflects the dedicated work of staff at these three organizations in providing job training and workforce services to adult job seekers in Oakland, including recently laid off workers.

Read the full press release:

Oakland Exceeds State Performance Goals 2015-2016