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Workers find success with upskilling programs, land higher-paying jobs following the pandemic

Job openings are at historic highs, and experts say the skills gap between what workers know and what employers need is one of the big reasons. These opportunities provide hope for a solution to one of the most daunting challenges in today’s labor market.

Greater Sacramento Economic Council Launches Community Engagement Program Called engagED

The Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC) announced the leading economic development organization will launch a new community engagement and events program called engagED.

Greater Sacramento Economic Council’s Newly Formed Community Reinvestment Coalition Commits $100 Million to Affordable Housing

The Greater Sacramento Economic Council announced it will formally launch the Community Reinvestment Coalition (CRC) with the primary goal of reinvesting in low- to moderate-income (LMI) communities. The first initiative of the CRC will be a commitment of $100 million in financing to address the affordable housing crisis in the Greater Sacramento region.

Press Releases

Quarterly updates from the President & CEO 

GSEC quarterly update: May 2021

We continued to make critical achievements for the region through our third quarter. We placed 21 of our Digital Upskill program graduates in jobs, earning an average starting salary of $47,000.

Media Highlights

More Americans Are Leaving Cities, But Don’t Call It an Urban Exodus

Sarah Lorraine Goodman always wanted to settle down in her hometown of Sacramento, California, but life got in the way. After moving to San Jose for grad school in 2009, a job and a boyfriend kept her there.

A churning Golden State on the eve of new population numbers

Whitney Ranch is one of many development projects in Placer County, two hours east of San Francisco. The area offers more affordable housing to Californians in the increasingly overpriced Bay Area.

How unemployed Californians launched new careers in a pandemic with 9 weeks of training

The Sacramento Bee is exploring the future of work in California as the state recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. The series is supported by the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous and compelling reporting about responses to social problems.

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