Community Forum – Dec. 13, 2018 – Regional Plan

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The Verdugo Consortium, serving the cities of Glendale, Burbank, and La Cañada Flintridge, is administered by the City of Glendale through a joint powers agreement.  The Verdugo Consortium is governed by the Verdugo Workforce Development Board (VWDB).  

The VWDB is hosting a forum for the Los Angeles Basin Regional Planning Unit to solicit public comment and recommendations on the Regional Plan. 

Subject:           Los Angeles Basin Regional Planning Unit (RPU) – Self-Assessment Forum

Date/Time:      Thursday, December 13, 2018, 9:00 am. – 11:30 a.m.

Location:         Verdugo Jobs Center, 1255 S. Central Ave., Glendale, CA  91204

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The Gender Wage Gap Is Worse Than We Thought

New research shows that the reality of today’s wage gap is more complicated than the figure often bandied about in Washington—“80 cents to a man’s dollar.” In fact, the gap might actually be much worse, yet much simpler to fix, than we assume.

According to a new analysis of historical wage data by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), the oft-cited 20 percent gap, which focuses on short-term earnings, misses the context of women’s lives. When mapped over 15-year periods, the long-term gender earnings gap might widen to as much as 50 percent.

full article here

Understanding Tech for Businesses: What Is a Bot?

Answers to your questions about technology today.

Technically speaking, bots are automated programs designed to perform a specific task, like tweet every new word that appears in the New York Times, colorize black and white photos on Reddit, or connect you with a customer service agent. There are bad ones, good ones, and countless more in between. A chatbot is a computer program designed to simulate human conversation. Bots are often associated with sites like Twitter, but there are many other types.

Read article at WIRED magazine