Re-launch of City’s WorkSource Centers and JobsLA.org Empowers Job Seekers to Retrain for New Careers and Connect to Employment

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti in November 2014 speaking about the WorkSource NetworkIn early fall, 2014, Mayor Eric Garcetti re-launched the City of Los Angeles’ WorkSource Centers. Speaking at the grand opening of the Vernon Central - LATTC WorkSource Center located at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, Mayor Garcetti said the WorkSource Centers were important help achieve his administration’s top priority of “a City that not only works, but is working again.”

The Vernon Central-LATTC WorkSource Center is one of 17 located throughout Los Angeles and focuses on developing career pathways in high-demand employment sectors including healthcare, advanced manufacturing, hospitality, construction, financial services, transportation/logistics, and green technology.

In 2014-15, Los Angeles is investing a total of $36 million - $18 million in federal funds and an additional $18 million in leveraged resources such as private grants, equipment, and facilities - in the WorkSource Center network.Vernon Central-LATTC WorkSource Center program participants

A proud partner of the America’s Job Centers of California network, the City’s WorkSource Centers provide personal career counselors; job training; access to computers, copiers, and fax machines; educational assessment; resume writing; job referrals; job fairs; workshops; and, support groups for job seekers. The WorkSource Centers also assist businesses and employers by providing recruitment services, lay-off aversion and Rapid Response assistance, business analysis and technical assistance.

“By refocusing efforts we can build the workforce of the future,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. "The WorkSource Centers are a one-stop-shop for both job seekers and employers. They are a critical component in creating a business climate that generates good paying jobs, and allows families to prosper.” WorkSource Centers provide services free of charge and are managed by community-based organizations and educational institutions through grants administered by the City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department and the City's Workforce Investment Board.JobsLA.org Logo and website link

Los Angeles has also re-launched www.JobsLA.org, the powerful job search engine providing access to thousands of job openings in the Los Angeles region and throughout the State of California.
Sun Valley WorkSource Center Grand Opening on December 17, 2014
“We have entered a new era in the job market and the WorkSource Centers coupled with JobsLA.org will serve as powerful tools in helping put people back to work,” said Jan Perry, General Manager of the City's Economic and Workforce Development Department. “We anticipate we will serve 100,000 people this year.” Currently JobsLA.org. has over 120,000 job listings within Los Angeles County alone.

JobsLA.org offers job seekers an easy and effective platform to manage job search activities including creating a resume, uploading and enhancing an existing resume, and - most importantly - searching for and directly applying for job openings. JobsLA.org also provides free online training courses, job search tips and advice and a "virtual recruiter" to automatically search only for new job openings meeting a job seeker's specific criteria. Job seekers with additional or special considerations can also find assistance and resources on JobsLA.org.Pico Union-Downtown WorkSource Center Grand Opening on December 18, 2014

“The new workforce development delivery system is primed to support Mayor Garcetti’s agenda to put Angelenos to work, at a faster pace,” said Charles Woo, Chairman of the City of Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board and CEO of MegaToys. “We are committed to preparing Los Angeles’ workers to meet the needs of the marketplace.”




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