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Earlier this year, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled the smartphone application at the Northeast Valley WorkSource Center during a job fair focused on job openings in the "sharing” and on-demand economy. The mobile app allows job seekers to use smartphones to search nearly 50,000 employment listings in the City of Los Angeles, and up to 150,000 countywide.

The job fair drew job-seekers and employers in the “sharing” or on-demand economy. Community members spoke to representatives from companies including Uber, Lyft, Instacart, and AirBnB.Mayor Garcetti Announcing the JobsLA App

“Finding a great job in the 21st century means searching whenever you want, wherever you are,” said Mayor Garcetti. “The new JobsLA app puts that power in your hands. The app filters job listings from 20,000 websites, gets updated daily, and is completely ad-free.”

JobsLA app users can quickly and easily browse help-wanted listings in their area--from opportunities at FedEx and UPS to jobs at law and accounting firms--or find the nearest WorkSource Center, a city-run employment hub where job seekers can meet one-on-one with trained staff to search for jobs, write resumes, sharpen interviewing skills, and consider new career possibilities.

JobsLA is available for both iOS and Android devices, and can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Store and Google Play. When users register for JobsLA, they gain access to a wider range of features, including a resume builder and online job applications.

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The app is part of Mayor Garcetti’s effort to modernize government with smart technology and improve customer service across City of Los Angeles departments. It dovetails with the mayor’s Back to Basics agenda, a commitment to build a thriving and accessible Los Angeles economy from the ground up.
Mayor Eric Garcetti with Job Fair attendees, photo courtesy of Leah Lau
Employers also can use the app to browse a large pool of qualified job candidates, and to gain access to real-time market information on prevailing wage and skill-set supply and demand.

The application was developed through a partnership of the City's Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD), the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD), and the Mayor's Office - and was funded by the City's Workforce Development Board. The application "will put the services we provide for individuals to seek jobs, and for employers to find people in the palm of their hands," stated Jan Perry, EWDD's General Manager

The Youth Policy Institute (YPI) hosted the event at the Northeast Valley WorkSource Center. Dixon Slingerland, executive director of YPI, said: “This is truly ‘Not Your Typical Job Fair’, for the Northeast Valley, it’s a rare opportunity to show off our tremendous resources and talent to cutting-edge firms. We’re excited to work with the companies that showed up today, and excited to connect our communities to the employers of the future.”

Not Your Typical Job Fair, photo courtesy of Leah LauYPI also announced the opening of the Financial Opportunity Center co-located in the Northeast Valley WorkSource Center, one of the first in Los Angeles funded by the Local Initiatives Service Corporation (LISC). Financial Opportunity Centers are career and personal finance service centers that help low- to moderate-income people build smart money habits and focus on the financial bottom line. This center joins a nationwide network of 80 such FOCs.

Today’s event marks the second job fair of 2016. On February 11, Mayor Garcetti attended the largest youth job fair in city history. More than 6,000 young people attended; more than 1,000 received a job offer that day, and hundreds more were called back for second interviews. On that occasion, the Mayor set a goal for 2016 of 15,000 new year-round jobs for young Angelenos -- more than triple the number of youth jobs coordinated by City Hall when he entered office.

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Images courtesy of Leah Lau, YPI