George Avalos

Government, Business, TCA

United Airlines Eyes Mammoth Bay Area Job Cuts

United Airlines United Airlines planes parked at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J., on July 1, 2020. (Seth Wenig/Associated Press)

United Airlines has issued a formal notice to state officials that the air carrier intends to chop more than 6,000 jobs at San Francisco International Airport.

George Avalos | The (San Jose) Mercury News
July 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Uber to Cut 300 Jobs in Bay Area

Uber logo Carlos Jasso/Reuters

Uber Technologies has chopped 300 jobs in the Bay Area, including hundreds in San Francisco and dozens in Palo Alto, a state government filing shows.

George Avalos | The (San Jose) Mercury News
September 27, 2019
Business, Technology

Port of Oakland App Tells Truck Drivers Wait Times


An old-line business, the Port of Oakland, is using one of the world's newest technologies, an app that helps truckers cope with busy cargo gates at the shipping hub, the port said May 18.

George Avalos | The (San Jose) Mercury News
May 19, 2016

Port of Oakland Cargo Operations Snarled by Labor-Management Dispute

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

OAKLAND, Calif. — A labor dispute linked to a group of dismissed dockworkers disrupted cargo handling at the Port of Oakland on March 28, and completely halted operations at one of the terminals at the East Bay cargo hub, port officials said.

George Avalos | The (San Jose) Mercury News
March 29, 2016

Oakland Port Sets Transition Plan After Terminal Operator's Bankruptcy

Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland on Feb. 10 announced a plan to shift cargo away from terminals now being handled by a bankrupt terminal operator, saying it will pay up to $1.5 million to financially bolster operators being asked to handle the extra containers.

George Avalos | The (San Jose) Mercury News
February 11, 2016

Terminal Operator Exits Port of Oakland

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

A joint venture that includes terminal operator Ports America and Terminal Investment will cease operations at the Port of Oakland, California, officials said Jan. 19, dealing a blow to the East Bay cargo hub.

George Avalos | The (San Jose) Mercury News
January 20, 2016