Two Cities Join Forces to Fight Skyrocketing Unemployment

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The City of El Monte, the City of Industry and the Industry Business Council announced the launch of their Virtual Job Placement program to help recently laid-off residents find work. Together, both cities have launched Virtual Job Placement Program to Aid Out-of-Work Residents.

The partnership pairs the workforce of El Monte with thousands of businesses in the City of Industry to help residents get back to work.

The cities formed the partnership in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic and the skyrocketing unemployment rate. Accessible on the City of El Monte and City of Industry Business Council websites, the Virtual Job Placement program is exclusively for local residents who have been laid-off due to the current economic crisis. The program will serve as a one-stop-shop, connecting out of work El Monte residents with available openings at businesses in the City of Industry.

“This partnership is a part of our proactive work to be an exceptional resource for our resident’s during these uncertain times,” said City of El Monte Mayor Andre Quintero. “By partnering with our neighbors in the City of Industry, we hope to match all residents in need of work with a quality job in their community and in turn provide the business community with qualified applicants.”

“The City of Industry has always seen itself as a partner to our surrounding communities,” said IBC Executive Director Joanne McClaskey. “We are proud to provide a strong economic environment for businesses and quality jobs that our neighboring communities can turn to for employment. The launch of today’s Virtual Job Placement program further strengthens these ties and supports our work as the economic engine of the San Gabriel Valley.”

This initiative is a collaborative partnership between the two Cities and local business community members who have committed to participate in the local hire program. Over 3,000 local businesses are currently participating in the program, with new employers and jobs being added daily as the economy reopens and need increases.

Applicants must have their basic information and resume ready before applying.

Interested residents are encouraged to visit elmonte.ca.gov or Industrybusinesscouncil.org for more information.