INNOVATION MEETS COLLABORATION
Spanning 4,800 square miles, the Los Angeles Basin is home to over 10 million diverse residents and an estimated 244,000 businesses spanning a wide range of industries. Our regions continued vitality relies on being able to connect our communities’ job seekers to high-growth careers, while connecting employers to the work-ready talent they need to thrive. The LA Basin Workforce Network (LABWN)* is working to strengthen those connections, with an innovative model of collaboration that combines localized expertise, strengths, and community-specific solutions with a regional reach, resources, and vision.
*The LA Basin Workforce Network is a WIOA regional planning unit.
RISING TO THE CHALLENGE
Now more than ever, the LA Basin needs innovative solutions to address the challenges our region’s youth and adult job seekers face. LA Basin Workforce Network is collaborating across a region to help our communities’ most vulnerable people overcome barriers and enter into meaningful, rewarding, well-paying careers.
1 in 6
young people ages 18-24 in the LA Basin are out of school and out of work1
unemployment rate for people with disabilities in LA County2
new jobs will be added to the LA Basin in 20203
of the region’s aerospace employers plan to add jobs in the next year4
- Complete a high school diploma or GED
- Get ready for college, adult education, or vocational school
- Earn professional certifications recognized by employers
- Job shadowing
- Mentorships and coaching
- Resume and interview help
- Workplace skills
- Classroom and online training
- Earn-while-you-learn work experience
- On-the-job training
- Pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships
- Customized training programs
- Recruitment and staffing
- Labor marketing information
- Layoff aversion and rapid response
- Assistance with funding and tax incentives
LA BASIN WORKFORCE NETWORK AT WORK
INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
IN THEIR WORDS
Job Seeker, SpaceX Technician
Jan Swinton, Dean,
Glendale Community College
NEWS AND EVENTS
- An innovative model of regional collaboration, the LA Basin Workforce Network has launched its new website detailing groundbreaking programs that are working to connect underserved young people and job seekers across the region to high-growth career paths, while filling urgent labor gaps for the region’s vital industry sectors.
- HASC and its workforce development partners highlighted their recent workforce pilot at the California Workforce Association’s Meeting of the Minds 2019 last month in Monterey. HASC with the South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB), and HealthImpact — the state nursing workforce group.
- The LA County Board of Supervisors recently recognized the first graduates of the South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB) Bio-Flex Pre-Apprenticeship program at a special reception and presentation on Tuesday, October 29. The 39 program graduates will be ready to help meet growing labor demands for LA’s bioscience employers.
- Find out how you can be part of an innovative, region-wide collaboration to strengthen our people, businesses, and communities.