Los Angeles Rewire Accelerator

In response to the global spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with CDC recommendations to limit gatherings to 50 people, Talent Rewire is postponing the Los Angeles Rewire Accelerator originally scheduled for May 5-6, 2020. We did not come to this decision lightly but do so out of an abundance of caution to protect the health and safety of attendees, partners, and staff and to support the wider public efforts to “flatten the curve.” We will update this page with the new dates as soon as they are confirmed. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ulises Trujillo-Rivera.

Fueled by booming manufacturing, tech, entertainment, agricultural, and transportation industries, California’s economy is the fifth largest in the world. And yet, the state has the highest poverty rate in the nation at 19%, with people of color disproportionately represented. We see a similar discrepancy in the labor market – the historically tight labor market has made it difficult for employers to fill their entry-level roles; at the same time, employment remains out of reach for many, particularly people of color. These factors present a unique forcing mechanism for California employers to rewire their talent systems and create more opportunities and supports for low-wage workers, while addressing employers’ talent pain points.

In partnership with the James Irvine Foundation, Talent Rewire invites Los Angeles area employers to participate in a two-day in-person Rewire Accelerator on May 5-6, 2020. The Accelerator is an action-oriented experience designed to help HR, CSR, and Operations leaders identify, understand and design solutions for real and immediate business problems they face with recruiting, retaining, or advancing their frontline workforce.

California Workforce Providers
For the first time, Workforce Providers are invited to join the Accelerator with the aim of learning new tools and techniques to strategically engage employers. To learn more download the Los Angeles Provider One-Pager.

Los Angeles Rewire Accelerator

Date and Location TBC

Schedule Overview – exact times subject to change

Day 1: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm PT with lunch and reception
Day 2: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm PT with breakfast and lunch

What to Expect

The Accelerator is not a conference – it is designed to be an applied learning experience. Over the course of the two days, participants will solve and ideate their pressing talent pain points in real time within company teams. Given this unique structure:

  • Participating employers must send a minimum of two representatives to attend
  • All representatives are expected to attend both days of programming