PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

3/21/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM032120
Subject:
Long Beach Job Center Remains Open
Services Available for Those Impacted by COVID-19 Emergency
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
jic@longbeach.gov






Long Beach, CA – The WorkPlace job center (4811 Airport Plaza Dr., Ste. 120) will remain open to assist Long Beach families, workers and small businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

“We know the current health emergency is negatively impacting thousands of workers and hundreds of businesses here in Long Beach,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Keeping our job centers open to assist our employers, workers and their families during this economic emergency helps to address many other challenges.”

Managed by the Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation Network, The WorkPlace job center provides services to workers seeking information about job openings, vocational training, unemployment insurance benefits and additional workforce opportunities in Long Beach, Signal Hill and the Los Angeles Harbor communities. 

Services at The WorkPlace include:

  • Job search assistance with connections to employers who are hiring.
  • Career counseling and vocational training to help individuals make long-term plans and connect to growing sectors of the economy.
  •  Information about special state, county and city programs for workers who face potential layoffs and downsizing.

Information sessions take place on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. In accordance with social distancing protocols associated with COVID-19, orientations will be limited to nine individuals, while one-on-one counseling sessions will take place by phone. These resources and additional updates will be presented at 2:00 p.m. on weekdays during a live feed from the Pacific Gateway’s Instagram account @pacgateway

Information about small business loans, business consulting and other programs can be found atwww.longbeach.gov/economicdevelopment/covid-19-business-support/.  

Businesses seeking applications to state, federal and city loan programs, WorkShare employment program and other support services can call the City’s Economic Development Department’s business hotline at 562-570-4BIZ (4249) or visitwww.longbeach.gov/economicdevelopment/covid-19-business-support/.

Additional information about The WorkPlace is available at www.pacific-gateway.org.

The City encourages all residents to visit www.longbeach.gov/COVID19 for up-to-date facts on COVID-19, and to avoid misinformation. You can also follow updates, tips and notices on the City’s social media pages @LongBeachCity and @LBHealthDept and by following hashtag #COVID19LongBeach.

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