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Shifting Gears is a yearlong, multi-platform project from The California Report. On public radio, and right here online, we’re exploring how California’s manufacturing industry — and the people in it — are adapting to a changing industry and economy. More...
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Jason Medeiros worked at New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. for about 14 years. He started on the truck frame line, installing engines and connecting brake lines. He worked the night shift for the first three years. That was a hard … Continue reading
With unemployment in California resolutely stuck around 12.4%, I offer this tidbit from Craig Palmquist, manager of the NUMMI Reemployment Center in Fremont. He’s managed a number of similar centers around the country. Palmquist says a lot of people go … Continue reading
A number of advocates for climate-change legislation lost their seats Tuesday. What that means for California’s green tech industry is covered in haze, or possibly smog. Tiffany Hsu of the LA Times goes on to posit that federal lawmakers will … Continue reading
Half a year after NUMMI closed, what happened to those former auto workers in the San Francisco Bay Area? 47-hundred people lost their jobs in Fremont – thousands more working for suppliers were also cut loose… at a time when … Continue reading
Bruce Kern is getting set to retire from running the East Bay Economic Development Alliance. (He’s a player behind the scenes whose name pops up around East Bay coups like Tesla, Solyndra and Bayer). What’s the biggest change he’s seen … Continue reading
POP QUIZ: What’s the cleanest energy source on the planet? ANSWER: Creativity! And if the 5th annual Maker Faire at the San Mateo County Event Center was any indication, creativity is alive and well and living in California. 80,000+ people, … Continue reading
As promised, here is my interview on tax credit-induced digital animation explosion in Vancouver (at California’s cost) with Ron Diamond of Animation World Network. What do you think? Comments, please!
KQED reporter Oanh Ha has been working on a provocative three-part series on education for The California Report. The first feature aired Friday, exploring ways business is stepping up to help schools teach math and science. Ask yourself this question: … Continue reading