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.
UNITE-LA submitted its first federal support letter urging Congress to provide a significant infusion of resources in the next stimulus package. Our letter called for a cradle to career approach to fully address the impacts associated with the COVID-19 health crisis. The letter was shared with the L.A. Congressional delegation, both House and Senate leadership, the Senate Health Education Labor & Pensions (HELP) committee and the House Education & Labor Committee.Read more
The City of Los Angeles is looking for health care workers. Medica Talent Group is partnering with the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and UNITE-LA to support these efforts.