Long Beach to Celebrate Grand Opening of Future LB Youth Employment Center

Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach will commemorate the official grand opening of Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation Network’s new youth employment center, Future LB, with a celebratory community event on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, at 1 p.m. The event will take place at the new facility (508 W. Willow St.) and will feature a commemorative ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Rex Richardson and Seventh District Councilmember Roberto Uranga as well as vendors, food, music and resource tables.

“The Future LB Youth Job Center will expand opportunities for our young people to pursue their passions, enhance their skills and secure fulfilling careers,’’ said Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson. “This new center will empower them to achieve their goals and dreams, while also enriching the economic vitality and social well-being of our city.’’

Future LB is an inspiring and welcoming place where Long Beach youth ages 14-30 can plan their future and develop the skills, knowledge and work experience necessary to succeed in today’s labor market. The center offers a variety of free services and resources in workforce readiness, including on-the-job training, paid internships, career exploration resources, intensive case management, and connections to employment opportunities, among other resources. Youth interested in receiving services may visit the center during normal operating hours, weekdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. or call 562. 570.4700 for more information.

“We are so proud to officially welcome Future LB to our community,” said Seventh District Councilmember Roberto Uranga. “This employment center offers the tools, resources and connections to ensure our youth and young adults enter the workforce prepared and confident.”  

Future LB is operated by the City’s Department of Economic Development’s Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation Network, with funding made available through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. More information about Future LB programs and services will be available at futurelb.org.

By Eli Romero
Workforce Development Officer
Pacific Gateway

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