Unemployed workers lack the skills required for the few jobs that are available.
Recycling Program Audit Finds Waste: Good intentions, but millions of dollars squandered, according to an audit of the state's recycling program. [OC Register]
Lockyer Hops Aboard Rail Critics: The state treasurer says he has questions about the $43 billion high-speed rail project. [Union Tribune]
A Busy June for Port of LA/Long Beach: The port recorded its busiest June ever for cargo. [LA Times]
Chasing the DREAM Act: Twenty-six percent of the 2.1 million young people eligible to earn legal status under the proposed program live in California, according to a new study. [Sacramento Bee]
Working Late... and Later: According to a Chronicle report, "For the first time on record, senior citizens outnumber teens in the labor force." [SF Gate]