New WDB Task Force for Under Represented Populations in Los Angeles The City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board (WDB) recently convened a newly created task force. The WDB’s Task Force on Under-represented Populations is comprised of great thinkers and doers who advocate for specific Angeleno populations.

The diverse audience within the full WDB meeting room included representatives and leaders from the

Hospitality Training Academy Ask Joseph Warren and he will tell you outright, “hospitality is not just learned, but rather it is something innate that exists inside you.” Accordingly, Joseph has always strived to practice what his mother taught him…to be a gentleman and treat people the way you yourself want to be treated.

College GraduateThe U.S. Department of Education has a new website for prospective students and their families to sort through and make savvier decisions about college. Consumers of higher education can compare all of the nation's colleges in terms of cost of tuition to the benefits that they are likely to receive in the form of heightened future wages.

Visit and find out more.

Another local resource is LA's Cash for College,, a site that helps students apply for financial aid resources.

#Following selection as a Performance Partnership Pilot by the Obama Administration, City of Los Angeles will lead a new multi-agency effort to get young people back into the classroom and on the path to careers

LOS ANGELES — On October 29, 2015, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that the Obama Administration has selected Los Angeles as a Performance Partnership Pilot for Disconnected Youth (P3), a designation that allows local and state governments to pilot improved ways of assisting

LAUP logoThe Essential Role of Early Care and Education and its Workforce

On October 14-15, 2015, the City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board and Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) hosted “LA’s Workforce at the Crossroads Summit: The Essential Role of Early Care and Education and Its Workforce.” Held at

LA's Younger Workforce
View key informative demographics about City and County of LA's young workforce - education levels, employment and unemployment, earnings and poverty levels.

Presented to the Los Angeles Regional Workforce Partnership on August 5, 2015 by Christine Cooper, Ph.D., LAEDC's Institute for Applied Economics.