Beacon won a year long contract with the Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board to strengthen the capacity of job development for 17 Work Source Centers and to better serve businesses and jobseekers in Los Angeles County during the height of the recession.

Beacon began the project by conducting an assessment of the County’s businesses and large employers to gauge their interest in using the WorkSource Center resources and identifying their employee recruitment needs in high growth sectors.  We conducted in-person and online surveys.  Through this research we identified 200 corporations and businesses in high growth sectors who were interested in expanding their workforce in response to growing demand.

Additionally we assisted the WorkSource Centers establish relationships with new businesses and identified over 1500 jobs at various professional and skill levels.  And finally, Beacon recommended process improvements in communications among WorkSource Centers and recommended strategies on how to build long-term relations with large employers in high growth sectors, helping them to create a pipeline of readily available employees to meet their expanding workforce needs.