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Andrea Bernstein is a correspondent at KPCC covering the Southern California workplace, jobs and small business.

Prior to that she was an editor at KPCC and a reporter at the radio business program Marketplace.

Before coming to public radio, Andrea worked at KNBC and several daily newspapers in Southern California. She is also the author of the book “The 30 Second Seduction” based on a story she first reported at Marketplace.

Andrea holds degrees from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism, and the University of La Verne. She lives in the San Gabriel Valley with her husband, two daughters and her pet beagle, Monty.​

Stories by Andrea Bernstein

Los Angeles City Hall braces for retirement wave

By 2018, more than 40 percent of City Hall's employees will be eligible for retirement. Here's what the city's doing to prepare.

SoCal locals watch cautiously as Trump talks H-1B reforms

The president wants to give American workers a leg up in STEM careers. People who help train and place local Southern California workers in tech jobs say there's plenty of work.

Your co-worker has been threatened. What can the boss do?

The question arises for businesses after this week's shooting in a San Bernardino elementary school classroom.

Ventura County farmers warm up to guest worker visa program

The H-2A visa program has long been denounced by California farmers as expensive and cumbersome. But in the midst of labor shortage, some are giving it a try.

California's middle-class job of the future: Road worker

The passage of the big gas tax bill means 10 steady years of infrastructure work. For those who want to skip college, there are lots of reasons to put on a hard hat.

How many jobs would California's infrastructure plan create?

There's no estimate on how many jobs the bill would create, but a 2011 White House study found every $1 billion in infrastructure spending generates 13,000 jobs.

Immigration officials brace for wave of H1B visa applications

Today is the first day foreign workers can apply for a 2018 H1B visa. Last year, more than 230,000 applied for the 65,000 slots.

What President Trump’s emissions order means for SoCal

President Trump signed an executive order asking the EPA to rewrite the rules on a series of environmental regulations. How will that affect California?

CA's unemployment rate hits 5 percent, the lowest in 10 years

Since the state's economic recovery began in 2010, California employers have added more than 2.5 million jobs, many in technology, trade, logistics and hospitality.

Why higher tariffs would hurt the Inland Empire economy

In his annual forecast, economist John Husing painted a sunny picture for 2017, but cautioned that 2018 could be rough if Trump fulfills a key campaign promise.

Plaque dedicated at President Obama’s former Pasadena residence

President Obama lived in a Pasadena apartment building from 1980 to 1981 during his sophomore year at Occidental College.

San Bernardino cops reflect one year after terrorist attack

One year after a mass shooting left 14 dead and 22 injured, Chief Jarrod Burguan says his department is forever changed and is investing in tools to prevent terror.

Police Commission: 3 LAPD officers unjustified in fatal shootings

In a rare move, the civilian panel that oversees the LAPD decided three officers violated department policy in two separate shootings last year.

Family of Compton man fatally shot by FBI plans wrongful death claim

Family members of David Coborubio say he was unarmed when he was shot by agents who stormed the home with a warrant for a neighbor.

As wildfire grows, some residents evacuate, others wait

Firefighters continued to knock on doors, urging residents to leave. Some have heeded that call. Others are waiting it out, praying the wind is in their favor.