HIRE LA’s Youth & Bank of America

Ronald Kaufman prepares the students for their internship
Having a job as a Bank of America Summer Intern requires more than showing up for work. Twelve interns, recruited through a Workforce Investment Board (WIB) partnership, completed a rigorous briefing that began the preparation process for the Bank of America’s Corporate Summer Youth Internship Program. The briefing included a program overview, job skills preparation and most important - customer service.

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Despite Positive Jobs Report, Some Unemployed Forced to Start Over to Find Work

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CBS Evening News Video Screen Capture
The unemployment rate for the nation hovers at 7.6%. And in California, the June 2013 unemployment rate inched down to 8.5%, reflecting the addition of 30,200 jobs. Yet in Los Angeles, the unemployment rate remains stubbornly high - 11.3% - 219,100 Angelenos still out of work. Life is still tough for those who are long-term unemployed. Read the detailed article and view the related news report (related video segment begins at 4:52).

CBS Evening News: Carter Evans, video reporting; Ben Tracy, news article

Los Angeles Summer Youth Employment Program Becomes Largest in Nation

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On Thursday, June 13th, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, announced L.A. County’s $5 million commitment to the Summer Youth Employment Program “Earn and Learn.” An additional $2 million contribution from the L.A. City Council, along with additional support from private companies like Wells Fargo, has made the Los Angeles Summer Youth Employment Program the largest in the nation. View the press conference media gallery here.

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L.A. Job Training Programs Threatened By Federal Budget Cuts

Recently, WIB Member David Rattray and Community Development Department General Manager Gregg Irish were interviewed by KPCC-FM reporter Frank Stoltze regarding LA area job training programs threatened by federal budget cuts. To listen to this interview and/or for more information, please visit www.scpr.org.
KPCC-FM is a public radio station operated by Southern California Public Radio (SCPR), a member-supported public media network