Inglewood, CA – December 2023 Jobs Report – Mixed Bag Amidst City’s Transformation

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Inglewood’s December 2023 jobs report paints a picture of a city in flux, with notable job growth in some sectors counterbalanced by contraction in others. This reflects the ongoing development of the Hollywood Park site, attracting new industries while others adjust to the changing landscape.

Highlights:

  • Healthcare and social assistance emerged as the leading growth sector, adding over 200 jobs.
  • The construction industry also saw significant expansion, buoyed by the Hollywood Park project.
  • Retail and transportation experienced job losses, likely due to automation and shifting consumer habits.

What Industries and Occupations Grew:

What Industries and Occupations Shrank:

  • Retail: Cashiers, salespersons, and stockers faced job losses amidst automation and online shopping trends.
  • Transportation: Taxi drivers, bus drivers, and truck drivers experienced contraction due to ride-sharing services and changing logistics patterns.

Compare to Same Month Last Year:

  • Overall job growth remained positive compared to December 2022, though at a slower pace.
  • Healthcare and construction continued to be bright spots, while retail and transportation losses deepened.

Compare to Previous Month:

  • December saw a slight uptick in hiring compared to November 2023, particularly in healthcare and construction.
  • Retail and transportation job losses continued a downward trend.

Future Outlook:

  • The completion of the Hollywood Park project is expected to drive further job creation in construction, hospitality, and retail.
  • Healthcare and social assistance sectors are projected to remain stable with potential growth.
  • Automation and changing consumer habits could lead to continued job losses in retail and transportation.

10 Growing Occupations:

  1. Registered Nurse
  2. Home Health Aide
  3. Physician Assistant
  4. Carpenter
  5. Electrician
  6. Construction Laborer
  7. Paralegal
  8. Financial Analyst
  9. Software Developer
  10. Marketing Specialist

10 Companies Hiring Now:

  1. Centinela Hospital Medical Center
  2. Kaiser Permanente
  3. SoFi Stadium & Hollywood Park
  4. Inglewood Unified School District
  5. City of Inglewood
  6. Gelson’s Markets
  7. In-N-Out Burger
  8. Amazon
  9. UPS
  10. FedEx

Resources:

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • City of Inglewood Economic Development Department
  • Indeed