Long Beach’s job center is open to help with searches, unemployment

The Workplace job center is still open to help people affected by the coronavirus pandemic, officials reminded residents today.

The center, located at 4811 Airport Plaza Dr., Suite 120, can help workers find information on job openings, vocational training and unemployment insurance benefits.

We know the current health emergency is negatively impacting thousands of workers and hundreds of businesses here in Long Beach,” Mayor Robert Garcia said. “Keeping our job centers open to assist our employers, workers and their families during this economic emergency helps to address many other challenges.”

The center is managed by the Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation Network and has information sessions scheduled weekdays from 9 to 11 a.m. With social distancing, the orientations are limited to nine people at a time, but one-on-one counseling can happen over the phone. They also have a live feed with resources and updates at 2 p.m. on weekdays from the Pacific Gateway’s Instagram account @pacgateway.

Businesses looking for information on small business loans, business consulting, WorkShare employment program can visit the city’s Economic Development Department website or call 562-570-4249.

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