Posted by: gmcquade | November 2, 2010

LAEDC Provides Free Business Assistance to Avert Layoffs

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Los Angeles – The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation’s (LAEDC) Business Assistance Department has secured a number of Layoff Aversion grants from the Southeast Los Angeles County (SELACO) Workforce Investment Board, South Bay WIB, Southeast Area Social Services Funding Authority, Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network and most recently the City of L.A. WIB.

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Through this funding, the LAEDC, in partnership with local communities, workforce investment partners, employers, and workers, will assist small and medium-sized businesses explore alternatives to layoffs through human resource solutions.  The LAEDC’s team of professionals offers confidential, free-of-charge information and assistance to large and small, domestic and international businesses in the manufacturing, distribution and service industries.

Long Beach one of the Socal's business friendly cities

•Private, confidential in-person needs assessment and coordinated business retention and sustainability efforts through one of its partners, the Valley Economic Alliance;

•Job placement and training assistance through the City of L.A. WIB;

•Rapid response services for recently terminated employees;

•Lean manufacturing programs through the California Manufacturing Technology Consulting;

•Assistance in accessing public financing programs (local, state and federal) and Industrial Development Bonds through the Valley Economic Development Center.

Visit http://www.laedc.org/businessassistance/contact/, call (888) 4-LAEDC-1 or email bap@laedc.org for more information.

[Editors Note: For media interviews please contact: Aida Mayo or George McQuade @ MAYO PR 818-340-5300 or 818-618-9229 PR@mayocommunications.com.]

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