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The Pacific Gateway Workforce Development Board, represents the cities of Long Beach and Signal Hill. Board Members are entrepreneurs, community leaders, educators and stakeholders of the communities Pacific Gateway serves. They work together in the effort to make their community an economically robust environment.
The Board is responsible for oversight of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act resources, leveraging robust and responsive business solutions and One-Stop Career Center systems in Pacific Gateway's service area that deliver workforce and economic development services to diverse communities.
Focused on its role as a strong Industry Convener, Workforce Intermediary, and Training Broker, the Board works closely with key Regional partners around Southern California to ensure workforce development activities that are an essential part of regional economic development and job creation strategies.
The Board meets quarterly, and meetings are open to the public. In addition to the Workforce Development Board, Pacific Gateway also hosts a Youth Committee, which also meets on a quarterly basis.
Dr. Kim Armstrong (Chair) Boeing
Glenn Agoncillo HMBD Insurance
Carolyn Anderson Employment Development Dept.
Bradford Barto Signal Hill Petroleum
Regina Cash CSULB College of Professional Education
Elizabeth Castillo LB Memorial CA Nurses Assistant (CNA)
Xochitl Cobarruvias USW Local 675
Tommy Faavae IBEW Local 11
Melissa Infusino LBCC
Vernard Johnson California State Department of Rehabilitation
Fredrick Johring Golden State Express, INC
Simon Kim CSULB Research and Sponsored Programs
Weston Labar (Vice Chair) V52 - Ventures 52, Inc.
Larry Rice Queen Beach Printers, Inc.
Peter Santillan LIUNA Local 1309
Graham Scott Total Terminals International, LLC
Vivian Shimoyama Breakthru Solutions
If you have an interest in serving on the Workforce Development Board, please contact:
Utilia Guzman, either by e-mail email@example.com or mail to: 4811 Airport Plaza Dr. Ste. 200 Long Beach CA, 90815.
Pacific Gateway Workforce Partnership is a nonprofit organization created to enhance the delivery of workforce development services in Long Beach, Signal Hill, and the Los Angeles Harbor communities. Pacific Gateway’s goal is to improve the economic vitality of an entire region by connecting job seekers to resources that will enable them to become economically stable, and create a robust business community that is connected to a well-trained and skilled labor force.
In 2019 Pacific Gateway aims to be the first workforce board in the US extending services to flexible labor. At this stage we want to engage larger users of flexibly scheduled or on-demand workforces around SoCal.
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Statistics, labor market information, research and other data about Pacific Gateway and the regional economy.
In September 2015, the City of Long Beach was awarded $3,995,609 by the US Department of Defense, Office of Economic Adjustment (DOD-OEA), to help the City and its residents strengthen its economic position in the wake of the Being C-17 Plant closure. DOD-OEA invests in communities that have experienced an economic impact due to the termination of a military contract or operation.
Pacific Gateway publishes an annual report of its key performance measures. In addition to annual numbers, Pacific Gateway develops and distributes monthly reports on various measures. This information is collected and analyzed by Pacific Gateway's Data Manager, Dawn Swann. For more information, please contact Erick Serrato, Deputy Director/Communications Officer, at (562) 570-3762.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (“WIOA”) mandates local and regional workforce planning as does the State of California. Attached are the documents comprising the draft Local Plan for the Pacific Gateway Workforce Development Area (LWDA), encompassing the cities of Long Beach and Signal Hill, as well as the Regional Plan for workforce areas serving the Los Angeles County Area.
Pacific Gateway works alongside Labor Market Information Research Analysts to better connect with the economic factors that affect local businesses and residents. Data points like Business Trends, Labor Force Data, and Unemployment Rate are among several others crucial in applying the most informative assistance to you or your business.
Pacific Gateway's Business Services help boost your growing business. Business Services encompass a wide variety of resources ranging from recruitment, hiring events, youth jobs, training, and business strategy. These services are provided through Federal WIOA funds, and are offered at no cost to your business. Browse this area to learn more about the benefits that we can offer your business or call (562) 570-4576
To connect with the Business Service Team and learn more about its programs please contact:
The WorkPlace is administered by Pacific Gateway Workforce, a City of Long Beach agency dedicated to workforce development. The Harbor Gateway WorkSource Center is administered in partnership with the City of Los Angeles. The two centers are your local resource to help you get the best job possible. Both centers have been carefully re-designed to meet your employment needs, and is staffed by professionals from both Pacific Gateway and the State’s Employment Development Department (EDD).
Create your work identity. Access resources to the best training and education that your career requires. Our knowledgeable Career Specialists are equipped to guide your job search, whether you’re looking to change careers or advance in your field.
Each Center provides office equipment, tips on effective job search assistance, help in uploading resumes and responding to job postings, as well as local labor market information to help identify what areas of the economy are growing.
Scholarships to community college, technical schools and programs available to assist job seekers gain a new skill or credential that will lead to a better job, or transition to a new career.
Workshops such as Resume Development, Interviewing Skills, Salary Negotiation, Career Choices, Computer Skills and other helpful information.
Pacific Gateway hosts job fairs large and small across the Long Beach, Signal Hill and the Harbor communities in Los Angeles. Our job fairs include dozens of business owners eager to hire and are held throughout the year.
Pacific Gateway provides you with an online database to assist you in your job search. Regardless of your computer expertise, our staff is here to help.
When you enroll with Pacific Gateway you gain access to several services, including job leads, job and interview preparation, training, education, skills workshops and more.
Open M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Close at 6:00 p.m.
Open M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday Open at 7:00 a.m.
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