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September 25, 2012 > Governor Brown appoints Khanna to State Workforce Board

Governor Brown appoints Khanna to State Workforce Board

Rebuilding and reinvigorating the state's long-neglected Workforce Investment Board, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced August 27, 2012, the appointment of 30 of California's brightest business, labor and education leaders to help put Californians back to work. Among those appointed is Ro Khanna, 35, of Fremont. Khanna has been of counsel for Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati since 2011 and was deputy assistant secretary at the United States Department of Commerce from 2009 to 2011. He was counsel at O'Melveny and Myers from 2004 to 2009. Khanna is a visiting lecturer at the Stanford University Department of Economics.

The California Workforce Investment Board is a private-sector led body tasked with advising the Governor on jobs and workforce development. The Board will work closely with Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) to identify the needs of industry and to create career pathways that provide businesses the skilled workforce they need and while putting unemployed and underemployed Californians back to work.

"To meet this skills challenge and ensure a prosperous future, we must do a much better job aligning California's existing public education and workforce training resources with the needs of key industry sectors," said Board Chair Mike Rossi. "This requires a robust analysis of California's labor markets and regional economies and better coordination among all our education and training programs."

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