Local Agency Provides Skills Training For Job Seekers: Pacific Gateway Connects Employers With Workers In TrainingRelease Date: 2018-10-22
By: Samantha Mehlinger
Pacific Gateway, the workforce development arm of the City of Long Beach, provides workplace-related skills training to local residents who are underemployed or in need of employment. The agency also works with area employers to find and train local talent based on industry needs.
What do such efforts look like during a time of historically low unemployment for the City of Long Beach, the State of California and the nation as a whole? According to Nick Schultz, executive director of Pacific Gateway, many skills training requests the organization receives – both from employers and prospective workers – are related to basic communication and language skills. However, programming is “a constantly evolving menu based on what our employer base is telling us they’re looking for,” he noted.
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