Los Angeles Reconnections Career Academy Jobs and Education Program for the Rodriguez Settlement

Job Training and Education Program
The City of Los Angeles will fund a Job Training and Readiness Program available exclusively to Settlement Class Members in the case of “Rodriguez vs. City of Los Angeles.”

The program, administered by the Economic and Workforce Development Department, will allow class members to take advantage of job training services preparing them to enter the workforce, apprenticeship programs for jobs in today’s economy, as well as vocational and job training opportunities to connect them with available employment in high demand industries.

The program will be reviewed annually by a third-party evaluator from the California State University of Northridge to ensure it is providing appropriate services to class members.

The program is exclusively for the approximately 6,000 Settlement Class Members. Class members who are unable to participate in the program, or who do not have a need for this program, may transfer said benefit to a close relative (i.e. child, parent, sibling, or spouse).

All eligible participants will be pre-approved through a court designated claims administrator. Class members will be eligible for stipends up to $1,000, pursuant to the completion of education and training milestones, and up to 400 hours of subsidized employment at the City’s minimum hourly wage for participants lacking a work history.

Participants will receive career counseling, case management, support services, employment readiness, vocational training and education, subsidized employment, employment services, and tattoo removal services through 21 contracted agencies through the WorkSource Center System and the Los Angeles Regional Initiative for Social Enterprise (LA:RISE).

EWDD Job Training and Education Program Contacts
For more information, contact:
Monica Walters, 213-744-9709
Elizabeth Macias, 213-744-7196
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