Recently, the Long Beach City News website reported, “On Tuesday, June 6, Mayor Robert Garcia, in partnership with the Long Beach Business Journal, presented an update on new development within the City and major construction projects underway that are ready to break ground over the next few years.”
Long Beach is “home” to KRA’s first Knowedge2Career (K2C) Academy—a proprietary workforce-services program for young adults disconnected from school and the workplace—and the K2C Team, especially Joanie Sonnet, KRA Business Liaison, was more than a little excited to learn about the City’s new-development plans.
Robert Garcia, Long Beach Mayor was joined by Al Austin, City Council Member; Laura Dowd, City Treasurer; Utilia Guzman, Assistant to the Executive Director of the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network, KRA/K2C funding partner; as well as a host of business owners, development project managers, residents, and other community-development agencies and organizations.
Sonnet concluded, “We are eager to collaborate with developers, employers, and other Long Beach workforce-services providers. Capable KRA/K2C jobseekers are vital to our community’s economic stability, and can apply their skills and abilities to the thousands of opportunities created during and after the development of the commercial and residential projects.”
Click here for Mayor Garcia’s video presentation.