HireLA's Youth is an Exciting City Program That Provides "First Time" Job Experiences - a Path to Higher Education and Careers


Young adults can participate in HireLA's Youth Employment Program and get connected with local businesses that are ready to hire. The program will give you the skills and confidence to pursue the career field of your choice. Earn a Work Readiness Certificate and receive preferred job leads from HireLA’s Youth employer partners.

A Strengthening Local Economy Marked By Grand Opening of New Shopping Center at Central and Slauson Avenues

April 14, 2014

Northgate Market Grand Opening Celebration at the Juanita Tate MarketplaceThe new Juanita Tate Marketplace project will create nearly 200 jobs and expand economic growth for the surrounding community.

Jan Perry, General Manager of the City of L.A. EWDD

"The article writers, Michael Kelly and Kevin Klowden, have hit on several topics that are specific to the work we are doing at the City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department, noting the need for a skilled workforce."

February 3, 2014

The Region’s workforce development system needs to further adjust its programs and policies to better align with demographic shifts, technological advancements and global labor trends. The success of this effort remains tied to the region’s local universities, community colleges and private sector industries, which all play a crucial role in rebuilding and expanding apprenticeship programs and the further development of LAUSD’s programs that focus on getting more students involved in science, technology, engineering math and the arts.

Grant Helps Spread the Word on Financial Empowerment

January 27, 2014

The City of Los Angeles has been awarded a $100,000 in-kind technical assistance grant from the Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) Fund to support the integration of one-on-one financial coaching.

EWDD GM Jan Perry Welcomes RFP Bidders
Nationwide Request for Proposal Brings Out Bidders Ready to Revamp WorkSource Centers

November 6, 2013

Economic and WorkForce Development Department General Manager Jan Perry welcomed more than 100 organizations and individuals to a Bidders Conference today. This was an opportunity for contractors to