City of Long Beach 
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Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 121520
City of Long Beach Launches New Program to Train Thousands of Unemployed Workers for In-Demand Logistics Jobs
Pacific Gateway and Prologis Open Enrollment for a New Training Program for Supply Chain and Logistics Jobs
Lucius Martin
Business Engagement Manager
Pacific Gateway

Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach, in partnership with Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation Network (Pacific Gateway), today announced a new training program with Prologis, Inc. designed to provide rapid skills training for Long Beach workers in the transportation, distribution and logistics sectors.

 “We continue to do everything we can to offer supportive programs and resources during the pandemic, and that includes providing job training and career services for workers,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “This program will help prepare thousands of people for successfully landing jobs in the logistics industry which we know is in demand more than ever now with the growth of online shopping and delivery services.”

With demand for skilled logistics workers at an all-time high, the Prologis Warehousing and Distribution Program will help job candidates learn more about the industry and position them for success. Developed in partnership with Jobs for the Future (JFF), a national nonprofit that drives transformation in the American workforce and education systems, the new online curriculum will help job candidates learn fundamentals of e-commerce, supply chain and inventory management, safety and other key skills required for logistics careers.

“As youth and adult workers grapple with this unprecedented and historic employment crisis, there is a heightened sense of urgency and focus on creating training programs aligned with hiring demand in fast-growing industries,” said Pacific Gateway Executive Director Nick Schultz. “This collaboration with the local logistics sector will deliver timely training to help workers find their next career step and develop technical and professional skills needed for in-demand careers.”

The need for skilled logistics workers has never been greater, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which indicates that growth was already projected for the sector over the next few years and the pandemic has brought on an exponential increase in online shopping and to-home delivery further increasing talent needs.

The online program provides self-paced, 30- to 45-minute courses that can be taken via a mobile app or on a laptop or desktop computer and are designed to be accessible for youth and adults of all ages and education levels. Additional training is available in professional skills, such as communication, and career development skills, such as resume-building and interviewing.

Long Beach is one of seven communities selected by Prologis and JFF to offer the online training and connect interested workers with regional employment opportunities in the industry. Pacific Gateway is partnering with Long Beach City College and the Long Beach Unified School District to ensure access to the training platform for students and alumni.

“At a time when millions of Americans are struggling to find work, the logistics industry can provide a stepping stone to stable employment and long-term career opportunities,” said Steven Hussain, director of community workforce programs at Prologis. This new initiative is focused on creating an accelerated pathway to careers in logistics while addressing hiring demand for the fastest growing employers in the region.”

For more information on this program and to get started with training today, people can visit

About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 480,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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About Pacific Gateway
Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation Network is a federal, state and grant funded workforce development agency which is administered by the City of Long Beach and provides career development, job placement, and training to youth and adults through the branded WorkPlace and Youth Opportunity Center. Pacific Gateway also provides talent development, recruitment, and outplacement services to area businesses.

About Prologis
Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets. As of September 30, 2020, the company owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 976 million square feet (91 million square meters) in 19 countries. Prologis leases modern logistics facilities to a diverse base of approximately 5,500 customers principally across two major categories: business-to-business and retail/online fulfillment.