EDD Awards $995,000 to Assist Aerospace Workers Laid Off at Northrop Grumman


NR No. 24-14
Contact: Loree Levy/Aubrey Henry

What You Need to Know: California is preparing laid-off workers at Northrop Grumman to quickly transition back into the workforce in industries that match their skills and offer comparable wages. This includes industries such as renewable energy, high-technology, construction, advanced manufacturing, and nanotechnology.

SACRAMENTO – The Employment Development Department (EDD) announced today that it has awarded $995,000 to the South Bay Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (SBWIB) to offer assistance to 965 workers laid off by Northrop Grumman Space Systems in Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, and El Segundo. The SBWIB will use the funding to provide training, education, and job services to guide these aerospace industry workers into high-quality careers that offer financial stability and opportunities for advancement in the South Bay and greater Los Angeles regions.

“These workers are important members of their communities, and EDD is proud of the role it will play in assisting them to get new jobs after they’ve contributed to their local economies for so many years,” said EDD Director Nancy Farias.

“We have scheduled a series of informative orientations over the next several weeks, leading up to a job fair with more than 20 Aerospace employers who are experienced in hiring individuals with specialized, transferable skills,” stated Jan Vogel, the Chief Executive Officer of SBWIB. “SBWIB is dedicated to aiding these affected workers and quickly get them back into the workforce.”

SBWIC will collaborate with employers, educational institutions, community-based organizations, and labor unions to offer training and re-employment programs, including job readiness workshops and career planning. Additional employment services will promote on-the-job-training that will combine paid work experience with education, allowing participants to earn wages while gaining skills.

This award is fully funded by a grant totaling $995,000 (100%) from the Department of Labor and is made available through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Governor’s discretionary funds. Administration of this award is under the authority of the EDD and the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency.

For more information about the SBWIB and its programs, contact Chief Executive Officer Jan Vogel at 1-310-970-7700.