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LAist (KPCC) wrote about workers transitioning to well-paying careers, who are utilizing the community college system, and the LAist article referenced helpful reports from this website, Center for a Competitive Workforce (CCW), including the latest report on workers in essential industries.

The takeaway is that many thousands of our unemployed workers in the Los Angeles region can quickly reskill, gain an industry-recognized credential or certificate, and shift into well-paying careers where significant hiring is anticipated.  This is an important pathway that can lift many people into family-supporting careers, especially those who have been laid off in hard-hit industries of Los Angeles, such as hospitality, accommodations, food services and others.

CCW has published a total of 16 reports on various big industries in LA County, identifying well-paying careers that are quickly accessible.  These reports help jobs seekers, but also college faculty who use the data to update and scale programs that provide the certificates and skills necessary to make a big career shift.

Read the LAist story here:

Frontline Jobs With A Living Wage In LA? Yep. Here Are 10: LAist


If you are interested in the work of Center for a Competitive Workforce, please engage with us to support this initiative, which is in its fifth year!  Contact Claire Anderson,

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