Councilmember Neal Invites Residents to A Summit on Job Creation in Long Beach

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steven-neal Message from Councilmember Steven Neal

Councilmember Steven Neal

Councilmember Steven Neal is inviting the public to the Long Beach Job Summit, entitled “Getting Back To Work: A Summit on Job Creation in Long Beach,” Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the Hotel Maya. The purpose of the summit is to facilitate a conversation on responsible job creation in Long Beach. Discussion topics include long and short-term strategies to address unemployment, workforce development and growing the Long Beach economy.

The summit will feature a keynote presentation on the Long Beach jobs environment by Dr. Dean Baker, Author and Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington, D.C., discussing short and long-term strategies for job creation.

Also featured is “Building a Shared Plan of Action for Good Jobs in Long Beach;” a panel discussion on job creation, moderated by Pastor Wayne Chaney, President of Long Beach Ministerial Alliance.

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Long Beach City Councilmember Steven Neal
  • Robbie Hunter, Executive Secretary, Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building Trades Council
  • Congresswoman Laura Richardson
  • Assemblymember Warren Furitani – Chair, Select Committee on Career Technical Education and Workforce Development
  • Thomas Fields, Long Beach Harbor Commissioner
  • Sean Lumachi, President, Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Board

The event is co-sponsored by Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Board, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, The Long Beach Ministerial Alliance, and The California Endowment.

“It’s about time that we, as leaders, work together to create a shared plan of action to put Long Beach residents to work,” said Councilmember Steven Neal. “Long Beach residents are struggling, and we all need to keep pushing until we find a solution.”

The Long Beach Job Summit is Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. at the Hotel Maya 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach CA, 90802.

Space is limited, to RSVP call 562-570-6137 or e-mail For more information, visit

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