What Are Today’s L.A. Women Fighting For? – A Virtual Event Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 at 6pm

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.

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Where Vets & Military Can Eat Free On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2020

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.

BJ’S RESTAURANTS & BREWHOUSE: Current and former military are invited to enjoy a free entree, up to $14.95, and soda on Nov. 11. Offer not valid for takeout or delivery. Details. See locations.

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

The New Women’s Business Center – Free November Workshops

The NEW Women’s Business Center provides resources and tools to ensure women entrepreneurs are on the right track for economic independence through small business ownership.

We are here to help your business. Register for local training workshops that help you develop your business. Book a 1-on-1 appointment with our staff. Get the support you need to succeed.

Some of the upcoming workshops: Using Pinterest to Grow Your Fashion Brand, All You Need to Know to Apply for a Loan, Street Vendors, Who Needs a Corporation? and many more.

Click here for November workshop calendar

Software Developer Drought: Where are you in Demand?

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 . . .

LAEDC 8-24-20 Economic Update for Los Angeles County, unemployment, industries and housing

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.

AFL-CIO To Host Labor Web Conferences Friday-Monday Of Labor Day Week-End

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.

LABOR LIVE: FRONT-LINE WORKERS AND COVID-19 – Friday Sept 4, 3pm PT

LABOR LIVE: THE ONGOING ECONOMIC FALLOUT OF COVID-19 – Sat. Sept 5 9am PT

LABOR LIVE: PROTECTING THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE AND VOTE BY MAIL Sunday Sept 6 3pm PT

LABOR DAY LIVE: A CONVERSATION WITH VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, Monday, Sept 7, 1:15p PT

Click Here to go to Labor Day Live