Joining Pacific Communities Ventures For Lunch Is An Investment In Quality Jobs

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SAN FRANCISCO - Feb. 16, 2016 - PRLog -- While our economy has improved on paper,   most of us know that isn’t the whole story. Since the end of the Great Recession, 11.3 million jobs have been created but average wages have dropped 23 percent. The strongest growth has been in low-wage work, at places like strip malls and fast-food restaurants. Despite the "recovery" we hit a tipping point as 2016 began: middle-income households have become the minority in America for the first time since World War II.  And minorities fare even worse.

Pacific Community Ventures — a San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and Irvine Foundation award-winning nonprofit – is focusing its 2016 annual luncheon on the topic of creating not just jobs, but quality jobs for the people who need them most.

“Amidst the economic recovery, it is clear that quality job creation has been anemic,as too many workers have jobs that do not allow them to adequately support themselves and their families,” said Pacific Community Ventures’ President and CEO Mary Jo Cook.

What, exactly, is a quality job? And how do we create them in a way that works for businesses, for workers, and for communities? As a leader for almost 20 years in job creation and social impact, Pacific Community Ventures has set out to answer those questions. With support from community economic development leaders, PCV is working to help meet the needs of American workers today by empowering small businesses and driving more capital toward underserved communities.

Continues Cook, “If we help empower small business owners to increase their competitiveness while at the same time creating quality jobs with better wages, then every community and worker in America benefits.”

The luncheon will feature a showcase of small business owners who are creating jobs in their communities, and a panel discussion on quality jobs with leaders in the industry such as Josè Corona, Director of Equity and Strategic Partnerships for Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, and Fred Blackwell, CEO of the San Francisco Foundation.

Investors, professionals, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs who care about creating quality jobs — so we can build an economy that works for all Americans — should join Pacific Community Ventures for their annual nonprofit luncheon on April 14. Their programs strengthen local economies, create new quality jobs, and stimulate private and public investment in underserved communities.

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About Pacific Community Ventures

Pacific Community Ventures engages small businesses, investors, and policymakers to build an economy that works for everyone. PCV does this by empowering small business owners with working capital, advice and mentorship, and access to the networks they need to grow their companies. Their programs strengthen local economies, create new quality jobs, and stimulate private and public investment in underserved communities. For more information, visit

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