Upskilling strategies to re-start the LA region’s economy

By PETER HIDALGO and MARIANNE HAVER HILL  PUBLISHED: May 20, 2021 at 11:49 p.m. | UPDATED: May 20, 2021 at 11:51 p.m. Current U.S. Commerce Secretary and former Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo recently said, “What we have to do is support business, but also support our workers with job training programs and with reasonable wages.” As we exit the […]

Have you taken the 2017 BizFed Poll?

Friday, April 14 marks the final day to take the 2017 BizFed Poll. We’re relying on each of you to communicate the priorities of your region and industry sector. Don’t get left out – take this 10-minute poll and make sure others from your network are taking the BizFed Poll as well! Simply visit […]

Wendy’s to replace workers with self-service kiosks in some restaurants

Click here for the 20 minute segment. Fast food joint Wendy’s has begun introducing self-service ordering kiosks to at least 1,000 locations — or about 15 percent of its stores, the Los Angeles Times reports. The move is seen by some analysts as a way to offset new minimum wage requirements that some places, including […]

AQMD approves new smog-cutting plan

(Photo) The downtown skyline is enveloped in smog shortly before sunset on November 17, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. DAVID MCNEW/GETTY IMAGES KPCC By: Sharon McNary Air quality regulators adopted an extensive new package of rules Friday aimed at cutting smog in Southern California by half within 7 years. The plan from the South Coast Air […]

Southern California air quality officials OK cleanup plan

By DAVID DANELSKI / STAFF WRITER Published: March 3, 2017 Southern California air quality officials approved a 15-year pollution clean-up plan Friday, March 3, after adding provisions that would eventually eliminate a pollution-credits marketplace that regulates emissions from oil refineries and other major smokestack polluters. But the 11-2 vote by the South Coast Air Quality […]

Bad Foundation for Business

Approval of Measure S would curb development with costly fallout for housing market, workers, employers. By Tracy Hernandez and Josh LaFarga Friday, March 3, 2017 City of L.A. voters will head to the polls on March 7 to determine the fate of Measure S. This initiative is very clear in its intent – place a […]

Mark Your Calendar for BizFed March Meetings

BizFed Leaders, Mark your calendars for BizFed’s March meetings! ADVOCACY Committee Meeting When: Thursday, 3/9/17, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Where: Holland & Knight LLP, 400 S Hope St 8th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071 OR call in to, 322980838# 2017 Co-Chairs: Charles Gale, South Bay Association of Chambers; Paul Little, Pasadena Chamber; Lou […]