Web Site Improves Access to Long Beach, Calif., Area Employment Information

Network serves workforce by providing information vital to job seekers and employers.

by / May 28, 2008

First time job seekers, baby-boomers considering a second career, business owners, and academics in need of up-to-date labor market information can now find the information they need online at Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network's new Web site, www.pacificgatewayworkforce.com.

"In addition to providing the numerous career pathways, and preparation and placement opportunities in our area, we've compiled the best labor/industry Web resources to complement those pathways on our new site. On our innovative ... site you can explore, plan, research labor market information, and job search -- all in one location," said Bryan Rogers, the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network's Executive Director.

The Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network is about preparing adults and youth, through training and education, to work in high-demand, high-growth industry sectors so that they are not just getting a job, they are advancing their potential. For those job seekers, and for area employers, this easy-to-access Web information includes the following topics:

Training and Education
The wide variety of education and training programs the Network, its education partners, the local One-Stop Career Centers, and others provide in key industries -- goods movement and logistics; construction and building trades; clean technologies and the environment; advanced manufacturing; energy and utilities production; and healthcare -- are spelled-out for residents to make decisions.

Specific opportunities through the Network's Hire-A-Youth Program and its Youth Opportunity Center are covered on the site to help young persons to get educated, get experienced, and get employed.

Career Pathways Information
Extensive information on current high-demand, high-growth industry sectors puts career exploration, planning, and job searching assistance at one site.

Labor Market Information
The latest Labor Market Analysis/Research on high demand -- high growth industries has been compiled and organized with the links from the best labor/industry Web sites in the nation. Extensive information on key sector industries: construction trades, transportation and utilities, professional business services, manufacturing, education and health services, leisure and hospitality, law enforcement and government is just a click away. This easy to use site will be a must-have reference for business, academics, and job seekers.

Business Services
Business owners can find recruitment solutions, training solutions, layoff aversion assistance, rapid response to layoffs, and hiring tax credits -- all within their reach at a time convenient to them.

Job Search
Online training and job-seeking opportunities means the job search can be done from any computer at any time

Job Seeker Calendar
Timely information on how to access the network's off-line services is easy to access. The calendar shows actual dates of workshops, such as resume development and interviewing skills, and, with one click, the workshop's description and location.

Updates to Stay Connected
Job-seekers, businesses and partners can stay connected to information updates and new opportunities by subscribing to the Web site's E-Notify alert system

The Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network, administered by the City of Long Beach, serves a workforce of more than one-half million people in the connected communities of Lomita, Long Beach, Signal Hill, Torrance, San Pedro, Wilmington, Harbor City and the Harbor Gateway Area. www.pacificgatewayworkforce.com connects them all by providing information vital to job seekers and employers.