Exciting News for Los Angeles- Job Growth Is On the Rise

Jun 21, 2021

COVID-19 ripped through the U.S. economy in 2020, which resulted in tens of millions of workers losing their jobs due to the economic impact of the pandemic.

Despite the unfortunate turbulence, there are many industries that are growing and thriving as we begin to recover from the pandemic. But which industries and jobs are in demand and how can you leverage your skills to transition into a new industry?

Keep reading to learn more!

In the Los Angeles area there is an especially high demand for talent in these sectors:
(Click each industry to view SkillUp’s training programs)

Healthcare, over 25,000 job openings
Human Resources, over 30,000 job openings
Skilled Trades, over 20,000 openings
Technology, over 10,000 openings

SkillUp is dedicated to helping Angelinos get back to work in these and other industries through our upskilling programs. What you may not be aware of is that your previous work experience has already given you skills that you can bring to new industries. The skills that you have attained in industries like hospitality, food service, and customer service are transferable into many industries such as tech and healthcare. Additional soft skills like being able to adapt quickly, work in teams both remotely and on-site, and work in fast paced environments are also traits that are crucial in the evolving job market.

Visit our SkillUp Los Angeles page to learn more about our career resources in Los Angeles.

To get started on your upskilling journey and fall in love with your career, take our 30-second questionnaire. It will help you learn about jobs that are suited to your background.

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