The Verdugo Job Center has partnered with The Wellness Center and the YWCA to provide comprehensive life and work services for women of the military. Our services include job search and job training, community reintegration, self-care and healing opportunities, support and social groups with other military women and more.
Los Angeles County Military Women Meetup Group Women in the Military past and present from southern California are invited to join our meet up group to discuss our work and life needs, opportunities and resources available to us. We'll also host events and attend events together. The Verdugo Job Center is partnering with the Glendale YWCA and the Wellness Center to sponsor our meet-up group. It's an opportunity for us to come together and help each other. Click on this text or tab above for more information and how to join!
Due to COVID-19, employers and workers in our region are facing challenges of epic proportions.
During these unprecedented times, the LAEDC has established this LA Covid-19 Community Connectory which seeks to provide crucial resources for vulnerable residents, small businesses, and nonprofits. The Community Connectory:
Engages LAEDC’s award-winning staff of business assistance and layoff avoidance professionals to directly help employers overcome challenges, retain staff and position for economic recovery.
Spotlights a growing array of financial resources that directly support individuals, as well as programs to help businesses and community-based organizations.
Provides frequent analysis and economic outlooks from LAEDC’s Institute for Applied Economics to help all people in our region plan for economic recovery.
All the services of LA Community Connectory are provided at no charge, in keeping with LAEDC’s public-benefit mission, and true to our history of helping save over 240,000 direct jobs in LA County over the past 20 years.
A Zócalo/Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Event Series
Women have made Los Angeles one of the nation’s most progressive cities, fighting for their own rights as well as those of children, laborers, immigrants, and other underrepresented groups since well before they gained the right to vote over 100 years ago. The city, which has the lowest gender pay gap of any American metropolis, has been a leader in creating policies designed to create wealth for working-class women in particular, from passing legislation to create the country’s first public bank to raising the minimum wage. But women in Los Angeles—particularly lower-income and Black and brown women—still face a number of challenges, including health disparities, housing struggles, and human trafficking. What battles are the women of Los Angeles fighting today, and what are the plans to win them?
California State Senator Maria Elena Durazo, artist and Social and Public Art Resource Center co-founder Judy Baca, Social Venture Partners Los Angeles executive director Christine Margiotta, and civil rights activist and lawyer Connie Rice, co-director of the Advancement Project, visit Zócalo to discuss what all the women of Los Angeles need to truly thrive.
California restaurants are stepping up with freebies & specials to thank vets and active duty for their service
ACAPULCO: On Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Mexican chain invites veterans and active military, with ID, to enjoy a complimentary, three-item combination plate. Options include tacos, enchiladas or such classics as chicken tamales, chile rellenos or chicken taquitos. Meals include rice, refried beans or fresh vegetables. Restaurant finder here.
APPLEBEE’S: Vets and active duty with proof of service are entitled to a free meal on Veterans Day 2020 as part of the chain’s decade-plus-long tradition. Offer is good at participating locales, and menu options may vary. Find restaurants near you.
BLACK ANGUS: On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, vets and military can order the All-American Steak Plate for $10.99 — featuring an 8-ounce sirloin, mashed potatoes, broccoli and a non-alcoholic beverage. The offer is good from open to close, for on-site dining or takeaway (order online) and with a valid military ID or proof of service . . . . full list here at Patch
Many employers are hiring now. Costco, ATT, Walgreens, Warner Brothers, Sears, Auto Nation . . . . Here are some links, but register at the Verdugo Jobs Center in order to have help applying to all of them. Please contact VJC at 818-937-8000 for more information and to set up an appointment to meet with a jobs counselor.
Packaging departments also need graphic and structural designers and developers. If you possess these skills and you’re looking for an opportunity, this article and its slideshow is for you. Click here for article
With an increasing need for software by non-tech companies, a developer drought is growing outside of Silicon Valley.
Turns out there’s a major need for software developers outside of the traditional geo-center of Silicon Valley. Despite COVID-19, states in the US heartland are actively hiring developers. Plus, professionals on the West Coast are reassessing work-life opportunities and exploring start-up prospects outside the Valley and other tech hotspots.
This isn’t a shift to remote workers. In July and August, 92% of software developer job ads on three leading employment sites were for work-on-premises jobs. Apparently, employers are slow to embrace remote working.
The data comes from Mendix, a Siemens business involved in low-code application development. The company recently launched the Mendix 2020 Software Developer Drought Index, an effort to track hiring shortages for developers on the US county and state levels. click here for full article . . .
In this LAEDC economic analysis webinar, Shannon Sedgwick, director of LAEDC’s Institute for Applied Economics offers perspective and analysis of the latest labor market and jobs data from California EDD, published 8-21-20. In addition LAEDC economist Tyler Laferriere discusses housing prices and the stock and bond market relative to the economic recession. LAEDC CEO Bill Allen introduces the speakers and provides an overview.
Join AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka for a conversation with union members who are serving on the front lines as we battle COVID-19. From teaching our kids to caring for the sick to serving our communities, these workers will share their personal journeys and discuss why we need to pass the HEROES Act to protect and support those on the job.