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"The tech sector has been growing and growing very rapidly in L.A... Our expectation is that that will continue."

HR teams throughout L.A. are scrambling to place laid-off tech workers in new positions. It may look grim out there, but there are many places scooping up talent. Reporter Rachel Uranga looks at how one influential list of L.A. tech jobs came to be.

An L.A.-based lab is expanding with help from the Air Force. Virgin Orbit's ventilator design gets a thumbs-up. And we take a look at the damage the pandemic is doing to the film industry.

Did you miss today's startup pitch session? We saved it for you here! Our next event will take place Tuesday with our founder, Spencer Rascoff.

A Jobs List for L.A Tech Workers

Two friends behind the local chapter of Women in Product started small, but their list of available tech jobs has snowballed among tight-knit networks. And they're not the only ones organizing to get laid-off tech workers new positions. Read more >>

Virgin Orbit Gets OK on Ventilators, Curative Signs Pact With Air Force

Here are the latest headlines regarding how the novel coronavirus is impacting the Los Angeles startup and tech communities. Follow dot.LA on Twitter for updates.

Today:

  • Curative signs pact with Air Force to deploy COVID-19 tests
  • Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit gets FDA approval on new ventilator design
  • New report quantifies Q1 loss of L.A. filming days from COVID shutdown

A Plan To Ensure Your Employees Are Safe and Virus-Free

MiraDx founder Dr. Joanne Weidhaas walks us through a plan (and flowchart) on how businesses can keep their workers safe when it comes time to reopen. Read her column >>

WATCH: 3 Gaming Startups Pitch Top Gaming VCs

Our second Virtual Pitch Showcase was devoted to startups in the gaming industry. Founding entrepreneurs from Artie, Squab Gaming and RCT Studio pitched to Peter Levin, managing director at Griffin Gaming Partners, and Gregory Milken, managing director at March Capital Partners. Watch it here >>

Sign Up for Next Strategy Session: Office Hours with Spencer Rascoff

Join us at 11:00 a.m. PST on Tuesday, April 28th for our next strategy session. dot.LA Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Spencer Rascoff will host a one-on-one discussion with a leading founding entrepreneur from L.A. Stay tuned for more information. Register here. Space is limited!

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