FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2009 Contacts: Cathy Zelaya – 213-505-1828
Efren Martinez – 323-589-4222
LOS ANGELES COUNTY WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD
FLORENCE-FIRESTONE “MEETING OF THE MINDS”
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board (WIB), in coordination with the Florence-Firestone Chamber of Commerce, will convene a “Meeting of the Minds” Economic Symposium, on Thursday, June 25, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Don Chente’s Bar & Grill, 2144 E. Florence Ave., Walnut Park, CA 90255.
This solution-oriented symposium will tie directly to the implementation of the WIB’s strategic
goals to identify and meet workforce needs in key industry sectors/clusters and provide
leadership on workforce issues by convening and facilitating public and private
stakeholders to impact the economic health of the region. This event will present a great
opportunity for workforce leaders and other stakeholders to join an important
discussion on the workforce needs of business, and explore strategies to improve
employment for the low income residents of the Florence-Firestone area of Los
Guest speakers and other attendees will include over 70 leaders of workforce development, business, economic development, education, government, labor unions, healthcare, and law enforcement.
Joint sponsors of the event are the Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board, the Florence-Firestone Chamber of Commerce, and United Way of Greater Los Angeles.
The Chair of the Los Angeles County WIB and other workforce leaders will be available for interviews between 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m.