Los Angeles Region and Center for a Competitive Workforce
Since 2017, the Los Angeles Center of Excellence (COE) has been part of a productive regional collaboration with the Center for a Competitive Workforce (CCW) which spurred the creation of more than 20 deep-dive reports analyzing the varied facets of Los Angeles’ vibrant economy.
L.A. Basin’s construction industry is forecasted to experience steady growth during the next three to five years as the region faces a deepening housing supply crisis and strives to meet ambitious environmental goals.
This report analyzes the major shifts occurring in the construction industry in the LA Basin, forecasts the industry’s regional employment, and identifies jobs with the brightest future for community college students in the region
While local industry leaders in film, television and music are still major contributors to the Los Angeles Basin economy, the region’s motion picture and sound recording profile is evolving beyond traditional movie and television production.
The entertainment industry is one of the most iconic industries in LA and provides wealth generation and middle-skill jobs. However, advances in digital media are transforming how entertainment content is created, distributed and consumed.
This report analyzes the major trends occurring in frontline industries, projects regional employment in target occupations, and identifies the jobs that have the brightest future for community college students in the region.
Center for a Competitive Workforce (CCW) set out to study occupations within port-related transportation industries of the Los Angeles Basin, with the intention of calibrating the region’s talent development system.
The health care sector has undergone a number of changes in recent years, yet promises to be a significant source of goodpaying middle-skill jobs over the next five years in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
This report focuses on high-growth, middle-skill occs. in the LA Basin that exist outside the CCW’s deep-dive target industries. The 15 middle-skill occs. all have high-growth potential over the next five years and pay well above a living wage.
This report analyzes the major shifts occurring in information and communication technology, forecasts the industry’s regional employment, and identifies jobs that have strong growth prospects.
Information and communication technology is a growing area that is particularly promising because it supports many middle skill occupations that pay well and are represented across numerous industries.
LA Area community college enrollment levels declining due to increased competition, fluctuating perceptions, shifting learner demographics and fast-changing employer demands. This report addresses these challenges and provides recommendations.
Between 2017 and 2022, about 224,400 new jobs are forecast to be added across all industries in the Los Angeles Basin, a growth rate of 3.7 percent. Close to one-third of these openings are expected to be in middle-skill occupations.
While the face of manufacturing industries is changing, manufacturing still has a very large presence in the region, with strong projections for a number of middle-skill occupations between 2018 and 2022.
This report analyzes the major shifts occurring in manufacturing, quantifies the industry’s economic impact, and identifies the jobs that represent the best targets for community college students in the region.
The goal of this report is to pinpoint select target industries and middle-skill occupations that will drive the regional economy, contributing to increased prosperity and improved standards of living for the residents in the LA Basin.
The professional services industry is a major economic driver in the regional economy. With human creativity, problem solving and critical thinking, many jobs in this industry have been largely insulated from automation.
Professional services is a large industry that is particularly promising because it supports many occupations that pay well in component industries that are either largely insulated or stand to benefit from automation and technological advances.
Information and communication technology is a growing area that is particularly promising because it supports many middle-skill occupations that pay well and are represented across numerous industries.
In this report, the Center for a Competitive Workforce analyzes target occupations through the lens of race and ethnicity and projects regional employment in target occupations.
The hospitality industry includes accommodation and food services. It is considered a locally-serving industry, which means that it primarily serves the resident population. With a population of 13 million in the Los Angeles Basin, hospitality is one of the largest employer industries in the region.
Establishments in the retail industry are engaged in retailing merchandise and rendering services incidental to the sale of merchandise. There are two main types of retailers: store and non-store retailers, and the latter includes eCommerce.
Transportation, warehousing and utilities includes transportation of passengers/cargo, warehousing and storage of goods, scenic/sightseeing, transportation support activities, electric power, natural gas, steam supply, water supply, and sewage removal.