Training, Re-Training, and/or Job Placement Initiative

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What is
Getting LA Back 2 Work?


“Getting LA Back 2 Work” initiative was funded by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL).
The City, as a member of the California Multi-Sector Workforce Partnership, includes Northern, Central and Southern California local workforce investment areas(WIA) has been awarded WIA-National Emergency Grant (NEG) funding to deploy re-employment and intense training and supportive services to eligible workers dislocated in mass layoffs (50 or more).

What is On-the-Job Training reimbursement?


As an employer with 50 or less employee’s you receive up to 90% out of pocket expenses to cover the extra ordinary cost of supervision for the employee work plan. Employers with 50 or more employees get up to 50%.


Why partner with Getting LA Back 2 Work?


When an Employer is committed to “Getting LA Back 2 Work” they gain experienced skilled workers, access to one-on-one consultation to many resources. Employers build lasting relationships with City and State government officials while possibly qualifying for all the no cost or low cost local, state and federal programs to help reduce their cost in doing business.



Benefits to Employers

(Working with our WorkSource System)


1. Outreach/Recruitment of Job Seekers.
2. Pre-screening for skilled workers with industry specific skills.
3. Paid Training/Customized Training.
4. Paid Work Experience.
5. On-the-Job Training.
6. Support Services (e.g., transportation, professional attire, etc.).
7. Rapid Response Sessions (first responders).
8. Referral Form Signifying Job Seeker is employer ready and stamped approved”by the LA City WorkSource System.
9. Government Procurement Consultation.
10. Tips on Alternative Financing.
11. State Hiring Tax Credits*
12. *State Enterprise Zone program expires December 31, 2013.
13. ALL services are FREE/No cost to Employers.

Facilitated by the City of Los Angeles Economic & Workforce Development Department (EWDD), under the leadership of the Workforce Investment Board (WIB), Getting LA Back 2 Work targets workers laid-off from companies designated by the United States Department of Labor (DOL).

This equal opportunity program is funded through grants from the U.S. Department of Labor and the State of California Governor's 25% Discretionary Fund, as administered by the South Bay Workforce Investment Board. Auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. 955 Website hits since April 2013.