(Center, second row) EWDD General Manager Jan Perry and WDB Chair Charlie Woo (center right, first row) promoted the City’s job programs at a press conference geared toward LA’s Asian Pacific Islander community
EWDD General Manager Jan Perry and the City of LA’s Workforce Development Board (WDB) Chair, Charlie Woo, participated in a press conference last week to promote the City’s job programs to LA’s Asian Pacific Islander (API) community.

EWDD partner Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE) held the press conference, which drew media representatives from The Korea Times and World Journal, a Chinese daily newspaper.

“The City is dedicated to making sure that every Angeleno has the opportunity for City jobs that will give them an opportunity to transform their lives,” Jan said.

Charlie provided an overview of the City’s Workforce Development System, while Jan discussed the City’s Targeted Local Hire Program, an alternative pathway for Angelenos to attain civil service jobs with the City.

FACE is a one of the recipients of a $750,000 grant from the WDB geared toward helping Vulnerable and Underrepresented Populations, including individuals who may be mono-lingual, transgender or recently released from prison.

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This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of 4/16/2018. Read this issue and more.