Digital media is driving job growth in L.A region, report finds

The rise of digital media is powering job growth in the entertainment industry throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties, according to a new report.

The digital media industry accounted for 206,880 jobs in the two counties in 2016, a 12% increase since 2006, according to the report by a coalition of industry groups including the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and a consortium of community colleges.

The study is billed as the first comprehensive look at the fast-growing digital sector in Southern California and aims to help community colleges better train students and direct them to jobs with the most growth.

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