Day Labor Course at LATTCThe Day Laborer Program in the City of Los Angeles is a public safety program, which allows persons seeking casual labor work to safely congregate and be matched with employers seeking temporary workers.

The Day Labor program provides fixed hiring centers in selected areas of the City where persons participating in the casual labor force can safely congregate to solicit employment from residents and businesses seeking day labor. As such, these centers provide a valuable community service to residents, merchants, and others to feel comfortable and safe with the practice of seeking work in public. A Day Labor Center provides a safe space away from traffic and busy streets, decreasing the potential for an accident and provides basic amenities to day laborers such as water, coffee, bread, lavatories, waste disposal, benches and shade. There are no fees to employers or day laborers to utilize the services at any site.


Locations


 
Harbor City
1301 N Figueroa Pl
Harbor City 90744
310-663-1103

Open Tuesday - Saturday
Council District 15
North Hollywood
11841 Sherman Way
N Hollywood 91605
818-255-3127

Open Monday - Saturday
Council District 2
Hollywood
5661 W De Longpre Ave
Los Angeles 90028
323-469-9002

Open Tuesday - Saturday
Council District 13
Downtown/Fashion District
121 E Pico Blvd
Los Angeles 90015
213-747-2064

Open Monday - Friday
Council District 14
Westlake
1675 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles 90017
213-483-0136

Open Monday - Friday
Council District 1
Cypress Park
2055 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles 90065
323-223-2021

Open Tuesday - Saturday
Council District 1
Van Nuys
8250 Balboa Place
Van Nuys, CA 91406
818-780-5438

Open Monday - Saturday
Council District 6
 
 

The program is administered by the Economic & Workforce Development Department. Three City contractors currently operate the sites: Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California (IDEPSCA), Youth Policy Institute (YPI), and Central American Resource Center (CARECEN). Two contractor staff members supervise the workers congregating at the site. The staff is responsible for ensuring that the site is safe, clean, drug and alcohol free and violence free. Each site has a system to fairly dispatch jobs.

Staff also provides community outreach services. The outreach services are designed to bring the day laborers and employers to the site, coordinate with the businesses that attract the day laborers, and work with community members and organizations to address local issues and concerns related to the presence of day laborers. Basic amenities such as water, coffee, bread, sanitary facilities, and shelter are provided on-site. Site staff coordinates various on-site activities. On-site activities and services are also provided through volunteers, religious and community organizations.

The in-kind activities and services provided vary based on availability, and can include English as a Second Language classes; legal counseling regarding immigration and employment issues; HIV awareness, education and referral for testing; medical examinations, alcohol, drugs and sexual diseases counseling and referrals; referral to various other services; clothing and food. The day laborers are encouraged to volunteer and participate in various community activities, including community clean up programs and civic involvement.