L.A.'s Talented and Abundant Workforce

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Employees represent a company's most valuable asset, and Los Angeles boasts hundreds of thousands of experienced, talented, and motivated workers with the skills to enrich new and growing companies.

The Economic & Workforce Development Department facilitates WorkSource employment centers located throughout the City that offer free recruiting services for businesses, thereby reducing company human resource expenses.

World-Class Education and R&D Institutions
With 200 colleges and universities, higher and specialized education is a hallmark of Los Angeles County. L.A. City itself is home to several internationally-acclaimed educational institutions, many of which boast specialized learning programs that specifically support the diverse industries of the Los Angeles economy.

L.A. Universities & Colleges:
  • Earn an average of $1.6 billion in research annually
  • Have produced 42 Nobel Laureates
  • Include three of the nation's top graduate engineering schools

Cultural Diversity

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Los Angeles has always been a melting pot of cultures. From its early years as a destination for American travellers to its current role as an international hub, the City is constantly changing to meet the diverse needs of its residents. Angelenos represent a variety of countries and cultures, which is apparent in the many ethnic enclaves across town. From Thai Town to Little Armenia, Los Angeles has it all.

Approximately 40% of Los Angeles' population is foreign born, hailing from all across Latin America, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Europe. Outside of their respective countries of origin, L.A. is home to the world's largest communities of Armenians, Filipinos, Guatemalans, Iranians, Koreans, Mexicans, Salvadorans, Vietnamese, and Thais. The region is also home to the largest Japanese population in the nation.