Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment

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PACE Awarded $300,000 from Cedars-Sinai to Support Workforce Development

Los Angeles, Calif. (Mar. 10, 2023) – Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE) is excited to announce a new partnership with Cedars-Sinai to bridge employment opportunities in the healthcare industry. Cedars-Sinai has awarded PACE $300,000 to assist individuals facing multiple barriers to employment achieve placement and advancement opportunities in healthcare-related careers. The award allows PACE to provide additional time, resources, case management, and career counseling to target populations in Los Angeles County.

PACE has proven experience providing services to vulnerable populations with a variety of barriers to employment. These barriers include gaps in employment, lack of education, language barriers, lack of computer literacy, and insufficient job-search skills, among others. Cedars-Sinai’s partnership allows PACE to continue the important work of providing essential services to historically under-served populations that allow them to enter and/or develop the skills and credentials to obtain and/or advance in healthcare-related careers. 

“We are incredibly proud to partner with PACE, one of the leading providers of workforce development in Los Angeles.  Together, we look to strengthen the safety net in Los Angeles for those that have been historically underserved,” Erin Jackson-Ward, DrPH, Director of Cedars-Sinai Community Benefit Giving Office.

“We began our work over 40 years ago in workforce development.  And it remains at the heart of our work today. Good jobs lead to higher pay, better health and stronger communities. Cedars-Sinai recognizes this and we are thrilled for this new partnership to train our newest cohort of healthcare professionals and frontline workers,” said Kerry Doi, President and CEO of PACE.

About PACE

Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE)’s mission is to create economic solutions to meet the challenges of employment, education, housing, the environment, and business development in the Pacific Asian and other diverse communities in the Los Angeles area. Initially founded in 1976 to address the job training needs of the Asian Pacific Islander community, PACE has expanded into other areas of service based on community need and has served more than 1.4 million low-income residents of the Los Angeles area through our comprehensive array of community development services. Annually, our staff of 300+ provides more than 40,000 low-income individuals, families, and small businesses with tools and opportunities that will enable them to survive, prosper, and become economically self-sufficient.

For more information about PACE’s workforce programs, please contact PACE WorkSource Center at (213) 353-1677 or email at [email protected].

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