SCPFJ Joins Task Force


The coronavirus has packed a punch to many industries. What we all expected for 2020 way back in January has changed dramatically. Now the focus must shift to SoCal construction infrastructure development. The Southern California Partnership for Jobs (SCPFJ) will join the Los Angeles County Infrastructure Development/Construction working group that will report to Los Angeles County’s Economic Resiliency Task Force.


Looking forward


SCPFJ will help represent the construction industry to facilitate much needed infrastructure development. The mandate of this task force is to craft a policy which will appropriately respond to the COVID-19 crisis as California opens the economy and relaxes Safer-at-Home orders. 


Working together will be increasingly important as California works toward Los Angeles County’s economic recovery. The Economic Resiliency Task Force will consist of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors along with 13 leaders from different industries throughout the County.  


Tomorrow starts today


L.A. County’s Economic Resiliency Task Force is already working to fast-track plans for economic reopening and recovery by July 4, as industry work groups put together proposals for safely resuming operations.


SCPFJ is among those representatives reporting the impacts of COVID-19 on their sectors. Efforts include crafting sustainable plans for economic recovery, identifying strategies that will help engage the private sector as well as formulating policies to revitalize industries and communities.


“The Partnership is honored to be selected to participate in this most prestigious task force in Los Angeles County,” said John Hakel, Executive Director for SCPFJ.  “Given that the Partnership has the resources of 2,750 contractors, 90,000 union workers represented by the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, Southern California District Council of Laborers (LiUna), International Union of Operating Engineers Local 12 (IUOE), Associated General Contractors of California (AGC), Associated General Contractors of San Diego (AGC San Diego), the Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC), Engineering Contractors’ Association (ECA), Southern California Contractors Association (SCCA) and United Contractors (UC), we will make this wealth of knowledge truly powerful.”