Job Gains Mounting But State’s Metros Have a Way to Go
With little exception, California’s major metropolitan regions have recently enjoyed multiple consecutive months of employment gains. However, the climb back from the historic job losses of the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over.
Beacon Economics’ new regional outlook spotlights months of steady job gains in five of the state’s largest metros but delivers a more daunting context: all five regions still need to recover more than 40 percent of the jobs originally lost. In other words, the state still has a way to go to recover all COVID-driven job losses. But with consistent employment gains, it can be presumed this hurdle will eventually be overcome.
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.