Who’s Hiring in 2023: Perspective from Bay Area Council Expert

The November 19 Ft Funston walk was spectacular, with perfect sunny weather and perfect company. After a scenic tour of the verdant bluffs overlooking the Pacific we circled back and settled in for lunch and stimulating conversation on a sheltered platform overlooking the sea. Canine friends Timber and Lucy had the most fun of all! The wind was offshore, so no hang gliders were to be seen. See below for pix.

On December 3 the AASCEND Job Club presents Matt Regan, Vice President of Public Policy at the Bay Area Council. Matt will discuss hiring in the Bay Area as we go into 2023. The Council is an organization of over 300 major companies in the Bay Area. Matt has lead responsibility for the Council’s federal, state and local government relations as well as workforce development.

Matt is a native of Ireland. He attended the Middlesex University School of Law in London where he earned his LLB and the University of Ulster School of Business where he graduated with a Post Graduate Degree in Marketing.   Matt lives in Pleasant Hill with his family, where he serves as a Commissioner on the Contra Costa First Five Commission

The Zoom meeting URL and password will be sent to people on our email list as the date approaches. If you are not on our email list, click here to sign up. No registration is necessary.

Matt Regan headshot

As usual at AASCEND meetings, attendees on the autism spectrum will offer their experience and perspectives throughout the program.

Who: Adults on the autism spectrum, families, mentors and professionals all welcome. For more information, please contact: info@aascend.org
When: Sat Dec 3, 10am – 11am (approx.)
Where: Online via Zoom. URL and password will be emailed.

Pictures of hike at Ft. Funston in San Francisco.

Get-Together with Easy Walk at Ft. Funston in SF

Continuing AASCEND‘s tradition of enjoyable walks together (while we await a return to our pandemic-closed meeting space), on Saturday November 19th we’ll explore Ft Funston, in the southwest corner of San Francisco. This will be a pleasant and easy walk in a beautiful seaside location. We’ll convene at 11am in the parking lot by the hang-glider launch point (X on the maps, here’s a map link). The Muni 58 bus stops at Lakewood Apartments across Skyline Blvd (be careful when crossing). We plan to sit down to eat together at the Lake Merced picnic tables, so bring a lunch. The weather looks to be partly sunny with highs in the low 60’s and ocean breezes. Dress accordingly. It will be great to see each other in person again and to have a chance to talk and catch up! Newcomers are welcome.

View of Ft. Funston with people walking on a trail by trees.

Who: Adults on the spectrum, family, professionals and friends all welcome!

When: Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 at 11:00 AM

Where: Ft Funston, San Francisco, Meet at hang-glider launch site (X on maps above)