Business Profile

Reaching Beyond Care

  • 3301 E.12th Street Oakland CA 94601

“Child-care assistant Eunice Medina, 23, was thrilled when Oakland’s minimum wage took effect in March. But almost as quickly, Medina’s workdays were cut and her hours shaved from eight to six.

Her employer, Asiya Jabbaar, says she had no choice. Despite slicing hours and laying off one of three assistants, Jabbaar says she still may need to close her business next year and convert it to a part-time after-school program. …

Her experience illustrates what can happen to small employers when minimum wages jump suddenly.”

- Los Angeles Times (link)
  • Fewer Hours
  • Laid-off Employees