Workforce Trends

Industry Cluster Research

As part of the Workforce Investment Board's strategy of providing timely and relevant labor market information around sectors important to support business growth and the economic health of the Region, the WIB the formation of Industry Cluster Forums.

The Forums will convene industry stakeholders to investigate and address business workforce development needs in five sectors critical to the region's economic recovery: manufacturing; professional/business services; information; construction and building trades; and transportation/warehousing/ utilities. A sixth labor market information study of the healthcare sector is already underway.

Green Economy Clusters

The Workforce Investment Network has taken the lead in organizing all eleven Workforce Investment Boards in L.A., Orange and Ventura Counties - along with their corresponding community colleges, the three county-wide economic development corporations, and key industry leaders - to look at industry clusters of opportunity in green-related economic growth of Southern California.

Specifically, the Partnership is studying four of the most important segments of the Green-Related Economy: Energy Efficiency (including Green Building); Water and Waste Water; Energy Generation; and Transportation (including Energy Storage). Employer round table discussions are on-going with identified business leaders to compile clear actions the Region can take for workforce investments, as well as incubation of additional business growth. Posted here is early information on what the Partnership is hearing from businesses. Know a business that should be included in the conversations? Contact Project leader, Erick Serrato,
at Erick.serrato@longbeach.gov

Healthcare

2010 Forum Convenes Allied Healthcare Experts

More than 75 leading local, regional and statewide allied healthcare stakeholders, representing educators, workforce investment boards, employers and community based organizations in southern Los Angeles County and northern Orange County, recently convened at the Changing Demands and Demographics Allied Healthcare Workforce Forum 2010 to address current critical industry needs.

Changing Demands & Demographics
Online Survey


Workforce Investment Boards of the Healthcare Workforce Investment Network are concerned and taking action to bring critical parties together to create a regional allied healthcare planning initiative. As follow-up to the Changing Demands & Demographics Allied Healthcare Forum, we would very much like to hear your thoughts.

Thank you for completing this brief online survey by Friday, May 28.

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