EWDD Rapid Response Team Assists Pacific Alliance Medical Center Staff
EWDD’s Rapid Response team recently provided an overview of unemployment benefits and job training resources to approximately 235 individuals impacted by the November 30, 2017 closure of the Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) in LA’s Chinatown.
EWDD staff learned of the impending hospital closure on October 12, 2017. EWDD reached out to PAMC to offer their Rapid Response Team services, which include providing support to Los Angeles-area businesses undergoing transitions, including layoffs, by informing employees about access to resources such as assistance in obtaining unemployment insurance, job training and computer skills.
On November 7, 2017, EWDD led a planning meeting with PAMC,
Job Seeker Lands Job at Vernon-Central/LATTC WorkSource Center
A job seeker who recently turned to the Vernon-Central/LATTC WorkSource Center (WSC) for help finding work ended up accepting a job there as a career coach.
Frances Gutierrez was laid off from her job after 24 years with the USC Department of Education Med-COR Program.
Frances joined the Transitional Subsidized Employment Program and she was sent to work at the Vernon-Central/LATTC WSC, run by EWDD partner Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD). Frances began working with a career coach on her resume and interview techniques.
East LA BusinessSource Center Helps Indie Brewing Company
The East Los Angeles BusinessSource Center (BSC) has provided ongoing business services to Indie Brewing Company, including permits, community outreach and access to capital, leading to the grand opening of its Boyle Heights tasting room.
Located at 2301 East 7th Street, Suite C100 in the Boyle Heights neighborhood, the East LA BusinessSource Center provided permit and entitlement assistance, joining forces with the Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce in providing testimony for a beer tasting license, which was granted in September 2017.
The East LA BSC was an integral component in introducing the owners to several community leaders including
Para Los Niños Students Visit UCSD, Gain Tips for Success from PLN Alum
Fifty-one students from EWDD’s Central and East Los Angeles Youth Source Centers toured the University of California, San Diego in late November, marking the fourth year in a row EWDD partner Para Los Niños has brought youth to the campus to give them a glimpse of college life.
This year’s tour also provided an opportunity for prospective students to gain tips from a member of the PLN Alumni Network, a newly formed network of former PLN students designed to help incoming PLN students thrive on campus.
The prospective students received a guided tour led by the UCSD admissions officer and several students, followed by an hour-long
LA:RISE Participants Assist Homeless at Skid Row Refresh Spot in Downtown LA
Three LA:RISE participants are serving as custodians at the new Skid Row Community ReFresh Spot in Downtown Los Angeles, where they are tasked with keeping restrooms and showers clean and sanitized and respectfully assisting the men and women from DTLA’s homeless community accessing the facility.
For this role, the LA:RISE participants received three weeks of custodial training and 300 hours of work experience under supervision of Goodwill of Southern California, an EWDD partner.
More than 1,000 people have found work through LA:RISE, also known as the
WorkSource Community! It's Time for a Constructive Discussion
Public Meetings to be held December 13 and 14 Seeking Public Input on Re-Procurement of Operators for the City of LA's Network of WorkSource Career Centers/America's Job Centers of California
The City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department is conducting two public hearings to solicit public opinion on the selection of operators for the City of Los Angeles' network of job training locations called the WorkSource Centers(a Proud Partner of America's Job Centers of California). The EWDD operates 16 WorkSource Centers and three portals that serve as personal employment agencies for the City's residents and businesses. Free services include job listings, referral info, computer access, skills training, interview preparations and workshops.
“Icebox” Film About Immigration Resonates with Para Los Niños Youth
Twenty participants from the Para Los Niños (PLN) YouthSource Center recently attended a special screening of “Icebox,” a film centered on a boy who flees Honduras, then is caught in the US immigration process.
“The students were very interested in participating in this screening because it is something that many of them can relate to,” said Jorge Orozco, Director of Youth Workforce Services at PLN.
The film’s producer invited Para Los Niños youth to attend the screening, which was held November 8, 2017 at Fox Studios in Century City.
EWDD was tasked by the Mayor and City Council with developing the CEDS and a related five-year implementation plan. The CEDS will outline specific actions the City can take to help drive the local economy forward, and
Driving the Bus: Vernon-Central/LATTC WorkSource Center Helps Woman Secure Job
The Vernon-Central/LATTC WorkSource Center recently helped a woman find a job as a bus driver for the City of Inglewood.
Regina Buckley came to the Vernon Central/LATTC WorkSource Center to find assistance in securing stable employment in transportation or clerical jobs. A career coach provided initial job placement services by enrolling Regina into the Targeted Local Hire Program, a City of Los Angeles program designed to expedite the hiring process for potential applicants.
Since Regina already had a Class B driver’s license, the center also provided Regina job postings for several local municipal transportation systems. She consistently visited the Vernon-Central/LATTC WSC to seek employment.
Re-Entry Women Attend Financial Empowerment Workshop
Nearly 60 women attended the “Women in Reentry: Financial Empowerment Workshop” held at the Vernon-Central/Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC) WorkSource Center on November 14, 2017.
The workshop was geared toward helping formerly incarcerated women establish habits that will lead to financial security, which will help lead to their successful re-entry.
“These women faced challenges that went beyond finance, so the first thing was to talk about was how to self-love, leaving behind what drains them of being self-sufficient and how to develop actions toward transforming from old habit to new habits,”
North Valley WorkSource Center Help Job Seekers Overcome Barriers to Employment
This week’s Updates Newsletter highlights two success stories from the North Valley WorkSource Center, representing how the WorkSource System provides support every day to improve outcomes for all job seekers, including vulnerable and underrepresented Populations.
These stories characterize each of the EWDD WorkSource Centers and the vital services they provide every day of the year.
North Valley WSC Helps Unemployed Man Overcome Hurdles and Find Success in the Security Field