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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
After Alfred Angelo abruptly shuttered last week, bridesmaids were left out to dry. We put out a call and combed the internet for those offering their dresses — and found some options.
When Helen Rivera, 35, arrived at the Alfred Angelo store in West Covina Friday to pick up her 12th bridesmaid dress, she was shocked to see that the store was closed.
Starting July 1, workers in many parts of L.A. County will get a raise from $10.50 an hour to $12. Here's how restaurant owners will trim the fat to make payroll.
It's known as the tallest building west of the Mississippi, and here are a few other things you may not know about downtown L.A.'s newest kid on the block.
After losing American Apparel, its founder says he started a new firm after getting advice telepathically from his dead grandfather, who told him to quit complaining.
Getting shortchanged on pay is a problem that's long plagued day laborers, car washers and seamstresses, but it happens to Inland Empire logistics workers, too.
Southern California warehouses added more than 30,000 workers between 2005 and 2015. But inflation-adjusted wages fell by an average of 9 percent.
Part-time dock work pays about $25 an hour, and it puts you in line for a union promotion that can pay six figures. But that promotion can be 10 years or more away.
The 2,400 workers laid off from the company's L.A. factories have qualified for federal money that will pay for up to two years of education and retraining.
The state Assembly has passed a bill that would force employers to demand a warrant before allowing immigration agents inside. Business groups are opposed.
Thousands work indoors with no air conditioning. The state held a public meeting in Ontario to get feedback on rules it's developing to protect those workers.
State law protects most outdoor workers when temps surpass 95 degrees. A similar standard for indoor heat may not be ready until 2019.
More than 70,000 people in Los Angeles county work in the biosciences, but local leaders say there is tremendous potential for growth.
The L.A. city councilman will introduce a motion that would require contractors bidding for city contracts to disclose if they've bid to work on the wall.
That's especially true if you work in trucking, fast food, sales or data entry. Experts say fully 47 percent of U.S. jobs are vulnerable to eventual automation.