Join: a discussion of the lagging employment rate in California

California is one of the few states that is not recovering jobs at a rate comparable to the rest of the country. Its weekly jobless claims make up nearly 20% of new claims from the United States, even though California supplies about 12% of the national workforce.

Many employers in the state are struggling to resolve this problem. CalMatters and the Milken Institute invite you to participate in a discussion on the road to recovery for jobs in California.

The post-COVID recovery:
The lagging employment rate in California

Date: Wednesday December 1
Time: 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. PT

register here

What does California need to do to get more people back to work? This session will discuss in depth what California and state employers need to adopt to ensure that we attract and retain a strong workforce.


  • Julian Cañete, President and CEO, California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
  • Reign Free, Owner, Red Door Catering
  • Manuel Pastor, Emeritus Professor, Sociology / American Studies and Ethnicity Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change Director, USC Equity Research Institute
  • Somjita Mitra, Chief Economic Research Officer, California Department of Finance

We hope you can join us for a virtual conversation that will feature leading policymakers, business leaders and economic experts. It will be moderated by CalMatters reporter Grace Gedye.

This discussion is part of the Future of Work series, conversations moderated by CalMatters and the Milken Institute exploring California’s recovery from the recession and progress towards an economy centered on equity, mobility and opportunity.

Courtney is the Marketing Coordinator at CalMatters, where she focuses on building relationships with the public. She was the editor of Cosumnes River College student newspaper before transferring … Read more by Courtney Fong

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