Diversability Work Event, October 24,2018 in Glendale, CA

Please join us at the Verdugo Job Center located in Glendale, CA. All ready to work candidates are welcome.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Time: 10 am — 12 pm

Date: October 24, 2018

Motivational Speaker: Dana LeMon

Sponsoring Employer: Pride Industries

Location: 1255 South Central Avenue Glendale, CA 91204 

Limited space RSVP by Oct. 15:  Fernando 818.409.0498 or Alex 818.937.8063 

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is an Equal Opportunity Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. –  TTY (818) 548-3857. 

12th Annual Sustainability Summit – April 20, 2018

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12th Annual Sustainability Summit – sponsored by the Los Angeles Business Council – April 20 | 7:30 am -2:30pm

This annual summit at the Getty Center is a momentous event in our city, annually drawing more than 1,500 industry, corporate and civic leaders in attendance and via livestream. This exceptional forum advocates for business-driven solutions and effective public policy to help Los Angeles realize a more sustainable future.

Join our experts to learn:

  • The balance between local and imported water resources
  • How the State plans to increase water conservation technologies and tools through incentives
  • The potential impact of Proposition 68 on the June 2018 ballot– the Parks and Environment Bond – that would invest $4 billion for environmental protection, flood protection and infrastructure projects
  • And much more!

Hear from top leaders, including:

  • The Honorable Kate Brown Governor, State of Oregon
  • The Honorable Jay Inslee Governor, State of Washington
  • The Honorable Eric Garcetti Mayor, City of Los Angeles
  • The Honorable Kevin de Leon Senate President pro Tem, State of California
  • The Honorable Laura Friedman Assembly Assistant Speaker pro Tem
  • and many more

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March 15, 2018 – R.E.D. Talks: with HopSkipDrive CEO and Beyond the #MeToo Movement-What’s Next for Women in the Workplace

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Interview with Joanna McFarland-Founder/CEO- HopSkipDrive, a ride service for kids designed to help you take some of the stress out of your family’s busy schedule. Joanna has more than 15 years experience in product and general management. She has an MBA from Stanford University and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Joanna has worked for different companies in various roles—broadening her experience background. After working her way up from Director to Vice President of the Publisher Network for AT&T, she took on a Vice President role with One West Bank.

Following our Fireside chat with Joanna, we will shift to a panel discussion, Beyond the #MeToo Movement-What’s Next for Women in the Workplace, that will focus on how #MeToo can bring women together and encourage them to support each other when it comes to promotions and workplace advancement–important steps towards attainment of equality and a balance of power between men and women. Joanna will also participate in the panel.

Date: March 15
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Venue: City National Plaza, 515 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Speaker: Joanna McFarland, Founder and CEO, HopSkipDrive
Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails served

LAEDC Economic Forecast, Wednesday Feb 21, 2018

Key Findings and Strategies for Reversing Our Shrinking Middle Class

LA County is thriving, but many middle-income jobs have left our region, and have been replaced with lower wage jobs. Real incomes are dropping and housing costs are spiraling. If unchecked, these trends will reduce standards of living for all of us, and put the American Dream out of reach for hundreds of thousands of our neighbors in LA County.

What strategies and actions will enable more Angelenos to live the American Dream of a middle-class lifestyle?  Can our Low to Moderate Income (LMI) communities advance, if we better connect our underutilized labor to the innovative industries that drive the regional economy?  Experts will discuss the roles of public policy, industry growth, education and the changing skills required by the jobs of the future, as we develop answers.

LAEDC’s Economic Forecast will also provide a valuable look ahead at projections for the national, state and local economy, with insights you can use to inform your decisions.

Manufacturers Must Invest in Training for Digital Factory Jobs

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If manufacturers don’t train workers for next-generation jobs, American industry will have a workforce shortfall.American manufacturers need to step up and invest in training and education for a new breed of digital factory jobs, otherwise those jobs will leave the country.

 “Our big message is that blue collar jobs have become digital,” Sarah Boisvert, founder of the non-profit Fab Lab Hub and author of the book, The New Collar Work Force, “To meet the needs of Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing, manufacturers are going to have to train people for ‘new collar’ jobs.”

New skills will be needed in digital factories. Those skills include the ability to run and repair 3D printers, the ability to collect data, and the ability to work with CAD files and programs. Equally important, prospective employees will need to have hands-on experience in the so-called “maker space;” they will need basic math skills; and they will have to be adept at problem solving.

Those skills are largely unavailable in today’s youth.

Pacific Design& Manufacturing connects you with serious professionals for three days of industry immersion you can’t find anywhere else. Connect with over 20,000 engineers and executives who are ready to forge business partnerships. Learn from industry luminaries presenting their insights. This is your chance to find answers to your current design engineering challenges while keeping up with the latest innovations reshaping the industry. . .  full article . . . .