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. 

Free Vocational Training & Job Placement for Laid Off Individuals

VSSP Grant

The Verdugo Jobs Center has been awarded the Verdugo Sector Skills Project, which is a grant that provides free vocational training and job placement services to individuals that have been affected by recent layoffs from 10 specific companies such as, Nestle; Shire; Disney; Castaway and many more. Space is limited, all interested are encouraged to contact Veronica Parra vparra@glendaleca.gov or call 818-409-7236.  If you’ve been laid off from any company, contact the VJC to find out if there are any other grants you can qualify for.

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The Rise of Digital Media in Los Angeles, 2018 Report

Digitalization and Disruption: The Rise of Digital Media

While local industry leaders in lm, television and music are still major contributors to the Los Angeles Basin economy, the region’s motion picture and sound recording pro le is evolving beyond traditional movie and television production. Digitization is disrupting almost every aspect of the media and entertainment industry . . . altering nancing and capitalization strategies, and greatly affecting business models, forecasts and industrywide trends . . .  a concentrated and specialized digital media industry has emerged, swiftly scaling and changing the entertainment industry in the Los Angeles Basin by blending digitized content and new distribution technologies.

This fast-growing digital media and entertainment industry is characterized by a diverse array of technology and content rms
and includes sectors as assorted as digital advertising, web gaming, interactive media, augmented reality, virtual reality and animation. This blended digital media and entertainment ecosystem combines the creative product with data to drive adoption and respond to shifts in consumer behavior. . .

In the Los Angeles Basin, homegrown digital content rms are ascending as dominant players in digital media, such as Snap Inc., Fullscreen (which was acquired by AT&T and the Chernin Group), Makers Studios (which was acquired by the Walt Disney Company), and AwesomenessTV (which was bought by Dreamworks). Digital content rms are expanding into more traditional forms of entertainment, such as lm and television. Prominent Silicon Valley, Seattle and New York rms such as YouTube, Vice and Buzzfeed
are enlarging their footprint in the region as they shift from being content distributors to content creators. Not only are these new rms competing with traditional content creators, but, in some instances, they are supplanting them in market share and cultural prominence.

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Glendale Tech Week Calendar of Events, Oct 9 – 13, 2017

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Glendale Tech Week the week of October 9, 2017 showcased entrepreneurs like Ara Mahdessian, Harrison Tang, Scott Painter, and Rachel Hollis who grew their companies and transformed their brands to be leaders in their industries.

In addition to the paid events, there were numerous FREE pop-up events including:

Tech in Manufacturing: A CNC Demonstration

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