The report and summary highlight major accomplishments in our efforts to address critical health care workforce shortages in the L.A. region by ensuring underserved young adults from diverse, local communities engage with high-demand, living wage career pathways in the industry.Read more
Budget Negotiations Between the Governor and State Legislature Remain Ongoing
Back in January, Governor Gavin Newsom released his proposed 2020-21 budget and projected over $5.6 billion in revenue. He included significant investments around homelessness, health care coverage and paid family leave. Since then, the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the state budget outlook, leaving the governor and the legislature with the difficult task of closing a $54 billion budget deficit. UNITE-LA urges Governor Newsom and the legislature to work out a deal that focuses on equitable solutions to help uplift our state’s already struggling families while also taking steps to strengthen our state’s economy.Read more
Re-Imagining Youth’s Continued Professional Development through Virtual Job Preparation and Work Readiness
As many businesses and organizations learn to meet the needs of the individuals they serve, UNITE-LA is similarly re-imagining some of its work to ensure youth are able to become successful, productive, future members of the workforce. UNITE-LA has partnered with Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation (CSOD Foundation) to enhance virtual workforce development and programming through their new online learning initiative called WorkforceReady.