ap 18031634Economists say California's service sector and gig economy workers will experience the most job losses due to the coronavirus closures.

Story by Chris Nichols.

(Photo: Uber and Lyft drivers say they are seeing less demand for rides in big cities where events are being canceled and people are encouraged to work from home - David Goldman / AP)



25338340 1 1f87daJob markets are slowing thanks to economic turmoil over the coronavirus. But some sectors are hiring.

Story by Nicole Nixon.

(Photo: Amazon says it's planning to hire 100,000 U.S. workers to deal with increased demand during the coronavirus outbreak - Scott Olson/Getty Images/via NPR)




123119 encampments AW 02 largeIn a Facebook Live update, Governor Gavin Newsom said he’ll spend the first part of a billion-dollar coronavirus aid package on homelessness and help for local governments.

Story by Nicole Nixon.

(Photo: A tent encampment by the West Oakland BART station - Anne Wernikoff/via CalMatters)



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California Update

  • Mar 24, 2020

    California Update for Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    California’s construction industry is exempted from the governor’s ‘stay-at-home’ mandate, meaning nearly 1 million employees can keep getting…
  • Mar 23, 2020

    California Update for Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Governor Gavin Newsom is closing parking lots at some state parks and beaches to discourage Californians from crowding public spaces during the…
  • Mar 22, 2020

    California Update for Monday, March 23, 2020

    In a letter to President Trump, Gov. Newsom claimed 56 percent of Californians could get the coronavirus. But PolitiFact California found Newsom’s…
  • Mar 19, 2020

    California Update for Friday, March 20, 2020

    California’s nearly 40 million residents have been directed to stay at home. Governor Gavin Newsom issued the order for nonessential needs Thursday…
  • Mar 16, 2020

    California Update for Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    Six counties in the San Francisco Bay Area issued ‘shelter in place’ orders today due to the coronavirus, restricting travel to grocery stores,…
  • Mar 15, 2020

    California Update for Monday, March 16, 2020

    Governor Newsom announces sweeping measures to fight coronavirus, including orders for bars, wineries and nightclubs to close and asking seniors to…
  • Mar 12, 2020

    California Update for Friday, March 13, 2020

    Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order Thursday to limit large gatherings and create other measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus.…
  • Mar 11, 2020

    California Update for Thursday, March 12, 2020

    The 2020 census documents are going into the mail starting Thursday, but as coronavirus concerns increase, some are worried it could impact the…
  • Mar 10, 2020

    California Update for Wednesday, March 11, 2020

    SDSU, San Francisco State and San Jose State, Cal Berkeley and UCLA have all decided to go mostly online in order to limit the spread of coronavirus.…

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