This annual summit engages participants by offering a platform to discuss possible solutions to job creation and small business growth. Guest speakers and informative group workshops have been major components of recent job summits. The summit is free of charge and is open to both job seekers and small business owners.
November's 2013 Summit, hosted at the Long Beach Convention Center, was a tremendous success, with over 80 small businesses and 200 job seeker participants. It was sponsored by the Port of Long Beach, The California Endowment, Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network, The Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and Healthy Communities, and the Long Beach Ministerial Alliance.