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Getting The Job Done: Pacific Gateway Initiatives To Address Long Beach Labor Market Needs

Release Date: 2018-05-21

By: Anne Artley

To address a lack of connectivity between prospective employees and the workforce, Pacific Gateway is opening a new center located at 4811 Airport Way this July. The public agency is also launching a new online platform to allow job seekers to educate themselves on the labor market, freshen up on new trends and market themselves to employers.

“With the use of technology, we can produce more sessions on different [topics] that are in demand, rather than just having a set schedule and physical [in-person] presentations,” Nick Schultz, the executive director of the Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Network, said. The new space also integrates different platforms. “There [will be] media rooms, video rooms and more access to computers so people don’t have to sign up and come in for a workshop at a specific time, but that the workshop can be delivered via those technologies at any point in time.”

Read more on the the Long Beach Business Journal