"Even the vegetables. I'm paying, you know, $3 to buy a package of lettuce. It's kind of difficult," said Chris Rowlan of Pacheco.
The number of teens who were able to get jobs during the summer of 2020 saw its lowest level since the Great Recession in 2008.
California's economy is poised for a post-COVID comeback even faster than the rest of the nation. But one obstacle could be standing in the way: a lack of available workers. The construction industry, in particular, is feeling that shortfall.
Chipotle announced it would be raising menu prices by as much as 4% to offset the cost of the employee pay raises announced last month.
The world’s richest countries have signed a landmark agreement committing them to confronting corporate tax avoidance and making sure giant tech companies pay their fair share.
Barely more than a year after the coronavirus caused the steepest economic fall and job losses on record, the speed of the rebound has been so unexpectedly swift that many companies can’t fill jobs or acquire enough supplies to meet a pent-up burst of customer demand.
U.S. employers in May added 559,000 jobs, which was better than April but still a sign that many companies are struggling to find enough workers.
Unemployment benefit applications in the U.S. have dropped to 385,000, down 20,000 from the week before.
Gas prices in the Bay Area are just a few cents shy of hitting the highest cost since 2012, according to GasBuddy. At the same time, the cost of taking a rideshare is skyrocketing amid a driver shortage.
In San Francisco, developers recently announced plans to build nearly 3,000 homes in the parking lot that surrounds Stonestown Mall — a sprawling, 40-acre site that has lost some anchor retail tenants in recent years.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped last week to 406,000, a new pandemic low and evidence that the job market is strengthening.
The prices of many everyday items will start to rise beginning next month as the country’s economy eases its way out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
One scam targets cards that have not been purchased yet. Scammers go to the gift card rack and scratch off and photograph the PIN. Then they keep calling the 800 number associated with the card, checking until someone has purchased the card and put money on it. They quickly drain the card before the recipient can use it.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to 444,000, a new pandemic low and a sign that the job market keeps strengthening as consumers spend freely again, viral infections drop and business restrictions ease.
A growing number of drought stricken California farmers are making the painful decision not to plant as much or anything at all for fear of losing it all.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 473,000, a new pandemic low and the latest evidence that fewer employers are cutting jobs as consumers ramp up spending and more businesses reopen.
The San Jose Planning Commission is set to vote on new plans for an urban village around the Berryessa BART station. It could impact the historic San Jose Flea Market. Long-time vendors are concerned about their livelihoods.
The ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline is suspending fuel operations along the East Coast. Experts say it will not affect the Bay Area or the West Coast.
The operator of a major U.S. pipeline hit by a cyberattack said Monday that it hopes to have service mostly restored by the end of the week.
As job openings grow above pre-pandemic levels, new college grads will find that there are many options available. This year's graduating class is also poised for better prospects than the class of 2020 saw.