Former Convicts No Longer Have To Notify Employers Of Their Criminal Past On Job Applications | Vibe
President Obama announced Monday (November 2nd) an executive order which bans federal employers from asking about an applicant’s criminal history until later on in the application process.
The order known as “ban the box” which describes the actual checkbox on applications that inquires if applicant have ever been convicted of a crime, is intended to help former convicts successfully re-enter into society. Read the rest of this entry »
The Goodwin Family Foundation are adopting 1000 Oakland families again this Thanksgiving. Brooks and Goodwin started adopting Oakland families 8 years ago when they recognized a growing need in the community. Many of our friends and neighbors are finding it difficult to make ends meet, said Goodwin.
Brooks said “Aaron and I love this event; it reminds us of what the season is supposed to be about — Giving Thanks, family, neighbors and friends pulling together and sharing. This event is truly a family event with both Goodwin’s and Brooks’ families, their church families, and community partners pitching in to assemble and distribute the baskets. “Growing up it was common for neighbors to share during the holidays” said Goodwin.
Each turkey basket will be filled with all the trimmings for 1000 Oakland families to make their Thanksgiving meal”. To be eligible to receive a Holiday basket you must be:
1) an Oakland resident;
2) during the last 30 days have a family income that is less than 200% of the Federal poverty level. (See chart below.); or
3) are unemployed.
Total gross monthly income cannot exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
Family Size Monthly Income Level
For Each Additional Person Add
You MUST bring or fax proof of residency, proof of income to the following locations NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 9, 2015, to sign-up.
Failure to provide all of the required documentation will make you ineligible for a basket. Only one Holiday basket per household.
You may sign-up at one of the following locations:
Councilwoman Desley Brooks
1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor Oakland, CA 94612
Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center
7701 Krause St.
Oakland, CA 94605
Rainbow Recreation Center
5700 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94621 (510) 636-1562
Manzanita Recreation Center
2701 East 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94606
West Valley Staffing Group partnered with Tesla Motors and will be hosting a massive job fair event for production assemblers on November 7th. Recruiters interviewing from 9:00am – 12:00pm in Sunnyvale at 390 Potrero Ave. We hope to see you there!
Preparation for Job Fair:
– Register at http://www.westvalley.com prior to coming to job fair
– Bring current resume
– Bring two valid forms of identification
– Bring two to three professional references
Presented by Bud Light / Horizon Beverage
Featuring Fantasia, Lyfe Jennings, Vivian Green, H-Town, Chubb Rock, Force MD’s, SWAY and more to be announced
Tickets on Sale Now
Proceeds benefit: Dress for Success San Francisco, Bay Area Women & Children Center, BWOPA/TILE, CSU East Bay GAP Scholarship Fund