LA:RISE Jobs Initiative Brings 500 Jobs & Support Services to Angelenos
Turning Employment Barriers into Job Success
The September 22nd launch of LA:RISE (Los Angeles Regional Initiative for Social Enterprise) marked the beginning of a new, structured career path for 500 City of Los Angeles residents. Funded by a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, LA:RISE focuses on
L.A. Prep Welcomes Anchor Tenant L.A. Kitchen to its Facility for Enterprising Food Makers
The innovative facility offers 54 separate commercial kitchens and reduces regulatory and capital costs for food entrepreneurs
Los Angeles dignitaries joined the founders of L.A. Prep in a ribbon-cutting ceremony and welcome of L.A. Kitchen, its new anchor tenant, to its $18 million, 56,000-square-foot food production facility in a converted warehouse in Lincoln Heights.
211 L.A. County Announces Vet2Text at Mayor Garcetti’s Veterans Career Summit
Nation’s Leading Information and Referral Agency Now Providing 24-Hour Text-to-Chat Feature to Better Access Available Services
211 L.A. County, the official information source for Los Angeles County’s 10 million residents, announced today it has launched Vet2Text, a 24-hour text-to-chat feature staffed by veterans for veterans. Vet2Text was announced at
LA City launches new Jobs Portal in Central Library
Christopher Chao was among the first job-seekers to take advantage after the City of L.A. launched a new WorkSource Center Portal, a new service that will soon be available at all 72 Los Angeles Public Library branches.
In the downtown library’s business and economics section, Chao, 28, sat down at a computer and got help searching local job listings. A job at UCLA looked particularly promising, said Chao. He has technology experience and wants to fix computers.
Locating the WorkSource job center right inside the library - where he goes for English classes five days a week - is ideal, he said.
Leveraging good ideas and past success - matched with calculated risk, experimentation and hard work - several partners of the City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department and the Workforce Investment Board have successfully secured Workforce Accelerator Fund (WAF) grants from the California Workforce Investment Board.
EWDD WorkSource Center Helps South LA Locals Overcome Employment Obstacles
April 22, 2015
In South Los Angeles, where unemployment has remained stubbornly higher than the state average, a local nonprofit is helping job seekers find work by helping them over the most common hurdles to employment. Read the whole Southern California Public Radio article here.
Original story by Brian Watts, 89.3 KPCC Business Reporter This story is part of a collaboration investigating social change in South L.A. 50 years after the Watts Riots. The project is coordinated by USC Annenberg.
Los Angeles Featured in FORTUNE Magazine as a Boomtown for Business
March 15, 2015
FORTUNE magazine featured Los Angeles as a mecca for businesses in its 2015 "100 Best Companies to Work For" issue. The county has a booming tech sector, Downtown L.A. is rapidly becoming the seat of a live/work renaissance, and Mayor Eric Garcetti has proven his commitment to expansion. Economic development is thriving.
Brotherhood Crusade YouthSource Center Recognized as Public Champion
The Brotherhood Crusade YouthSource Center is being recognized by PBS SoCal as a Community Champion for their work with youth in the City of Los Angeles.
The Community Champion Project is an opportunity for PBS SoCal to recognize individuals and/or organizations that make an extraordinary impact on the lives of others through their everyday efforts, within the diverse Southern California communities.
If you’re looking to hire, there are plenty of places to find qualified workers. But few people are working as tirelessly to connect a specialized work force — military veterans and the formerly homeless — with good jobs as Jan Perry, who has served as general manager of the Economic and Workforce Development Department for the City of Los Angeles since 2013.
image credit: The Rafu Shimpo online magazine "Congressional Medal Comes to LA, May 2013"
West Los Angeles WorkSource Center Opening
December 15, 2014
The West Los Angeles WorkSource Center celebrated its grand re-opening today. Located at 13160 Mindanao Way in the Marina del Rey section of Los Angeles, this center is operated by Jewish Vocational Services (JVS), a non profit, founded in 1931 with a long history in workforce development.