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Report launch: Essential Workers in Critical Infrastructure Industries during COVID

Thu 3rd Dec 2020 PST

This webinar will provide analysis and takeaways from the new report, Essential Workers in Critical Industries in the Time of COVID-19, released by LAEDC’s Institute for Applied Economics as part of our partnership in Center for a Competitive Workforce (CCW).

The report examines workforce/talent trends in essential frontline infrastructure industries where we have seen large impacts from the current pandemic.  As with all our CCW reports, this analysis will help college faculty align programs and curricula with well-paying career opportunities in industries with projected job openings in the Los Angeles Basin. CCW brings together industry and education to improve talent development systems.

Thursday, December 3 from 1-2:30pm

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Authors Shannon Sedgwick, Director of LAEDC’s Institute for Applied Economics and Luke Meyer, Director of the Center of Excellence for Labor Market Information will combine forces to discuss key findings of the report.

Occupations that will be profiled in the report include:

  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
  • Social and Human Service Assistants
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants

and will also explore growth path occupations of:

  • Accountants and Auditors
  • Software Developers/QA Analysts and Testers
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  • Financial Managers
  • Child, Family, and School Social Workers

In addition, the report looks at other career pathways in industries such as

  • Construction
  • Professional Services
  • Social Assistance
  • Health Care

This event is open to all, including college faculty, workforce development boards, employers and other workforce development professionals.

If you would like to attend this virtual event, please contact Claire Anderson, at [email protected] 


Thu 3rd Dec 2020
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PST
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