Addresses Job Committee to Discuss Industry Competitiveness and Economic Inclusion

SACRAMENTO – California Workforce Association Executive Director Bob Lanter will address the Assembly Jobs Committee in the first in a series of informational hearings to examine core economic and workforce development topics.

“The information from these hearings serves as the foundation from which the committee will undertake its primary missions of overseeing current state programs, and evaluating legislative proposals,” said Committee Chair, Sharon Quirk-Silva.

“Many people and businesses in California have seen the benefit of the recovery of our economy, but many have also been left behind. The economy of California will be at its healthiest when businesses are able to capitalize on the skills, intelligence, and determination of all Californians, regardless of background or barriers to employment. We look forward to continuing conversations with this committee to develop resources and strategies to accomplish this goal,” said CWA Executive Director, Bob Lanter.

The Members of the Assembly will be briefed by, and have the chance to ask questions of, stakeholders on 2017 issues and priorities.

WHO: The Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy – the committee assigned to oversee state programs and review legislation related to business development, international trade, and infrastructure.
WHAT: Informational Hearing of the Assembly Jobs Committee
WHERE: State Capitol Room 127, Sacramento, CA 95814
WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 9:30am

More information about the hearing is available at including a full list of witnesses, a background paper, and fact sheets.

The California Workforce Association is the leader in technical assistance and partnership building for the state’s workforce development system, with a vision of a prosperous California where thriving industries are sustained by a highly-skilled, diverse and innovative workforce. Information on CWA can be found at

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