HIRELA's Youth Summer Employment Program
Hire LA’s Youth is one of the City’s most exciting programs to put young adults to work, ensuring they have “first time” job experience that will set them on the path of lifetime earners. This year we are committed to providing 15,000 jobs for young people ages 14 to 24 who live in the city of Los Angeles.

Whether you are a young person looking for an opportunity or a local business seeking to give back, the Hire LA's Youth program is the perfect resource. Put a young person to work this summer and the business will benefit from having a highly motivated young adult in your workplace while giving them a crucial career building opportunity.

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  • SPONSOR employment for one or more youths - a $2,200 pledge to the program sponsors one youth

  • HIRE one or more young people at your workplace

  • GET SUBSIDIZED SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYEES by offering supervised work at your workplace

  • SPONSOR SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYEES and GET SUBSIDIZED SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYEES by offering supervised work at your workplace

  • ASK US TO CONTACT YOU to discuss other options to partner with the City of Los Angeles and the Hire LA's Youth Initiative

This Program Benefits All Angelenos

Hire LA's Youth Participant Hired By USC Team Store
Thousands of motivated young job seekers apply each year hoping for a summer job opportunity and Mayor Eric Garcetti and our workforce partners are determined to put 15,000 young people to work this summer with the goals of:
  • Preparing young adults for the 21st Century workforce in the city of Los Angeles
  • Engaging youth in positive activities during summer
  • Partnering with the city’s business community
  • Developing long-term employment opportunities for L.A.’s youth


Who Recruits These Young People?

Hire LA's Youth Participant Working at Kids Summer Camp
Youth are recruited through local schools; the City’s Workforce Development System; the Community College District; community organizations. In preparation for job placement, youth are given the opportunity to earn a Work Readiness Certificate endorsed by the LA Area Chamber of Commerce, the City Workforce Investment Board, and the Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA). Program participants also are offered financial literacy training during their program enrollment.


Learn More

Visit the Hire LA's Youth website and learn how to get involved.



The Hire LA's Youth Program Makes a Real Impact

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