On March 27, 2014, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a goal of doubling the city's summer youth job program to serve 10,000 young people. He credited a new emphasis on public-private partnerships to achieve this goal.
HIRE LA's Youth is one of the City's most exciting programs providing young adults "first time" job experience that sets them on the path to higher education and careers. Watch the HIRE LA's Youth video featuring success stories from local teens who learned, earned and gained real life experiences - see how this program can make a real impact on young lives.
A special Thank You to the recent donors supporting the City's youth employment program.
During the summer of 2013, Los Angeles successfully put 5,000 youth in summer jobs. Los Angeles' HIRE LA's Youth campaign was one of thirteen youth summer programs from across the nation highlighted by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Read more in the 2014 Partnerships for Summer Youth Employment publication.
In his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, President Obama highlighted a success story involving a business owner that tapped an American Job Center (WorkSource Center) for hiring needs.
(Excerpts courtesy of California Workforce Association and Jonathon Oosting, Michigan Live News)
3,000 miles away in Washington, Congress debates extension of unemployment benefits. Meanwhile an estimated 200,000 Californians are feeling the pinch very close to home. Read the detailed article and watch the related news segment.
KCal9 Los Angeles, Political Reporter Dave Bryan
A delegation of twenty business and government officials from Qingdao, China recently paid a visit to the City's Workforce Investment Board and Economic and Workforce Development Department office.