LA Holds Region’s Largest Diversity Job Fair Aimed at Transgender Job Seekers
The City of LA’s Workforce Development Board, in partnership with EWDD and Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office, this week hosted a landmark job fair connecting transgender job applicants with a pool of employment opportunities. Hundreds of Angelenos attended the June 20 event
Former Dropouts See Prom as the Sweet Icing Before Getting High School Diploma
For Maleny Torres, Christopher Mares, Erika Garcia Martinez and three dozen other students at Five Keys Charter in Boyle Heights, the prom held on June 3 wasn’t just a fancy night out. It was a declaration that they’ve crossed a finish line essential for workforce success: getting a high school diploma.
The kickoff for this year’s Girls Who Code summer immersion workshop took place June 8 at Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center. EWDD General Manager Jan Perry welcomed 20 high school girls who will undergo seven weeks of intensive training in computer science, including learning how to code in five different languages and create apps.
In Tough Market, L.A. Youth are Finding Jobs with Help of EWDD Partner Agencies
The Great Recession’s impact is still rippling through the labor market—with the effect greatest among young Angelenos. While Los Angeles has regained jobs lost since the recession took hold in 2008, the growth of new jobs, especially among youth ages 16 to 24, has remained sluggish, according to the just-released “Los Angeles: People, Industry and Jobs” by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC). The report offers
Registration Opens for 2016 Hire LA's Youth Summer Employment Program
Hire LA's Youth, one of Mayor Eric Garcetti's top initiatives, will connect 15,000 young Angelenos to employment opportunities this summer
Los Angeles youth between the ages of 14 and 24 today began registering for the 2016 Hire LA's Youth summer employment program. Hire LA's Youth provides what are often first-time paychecks, along with skills training, on-the-job mentoring and financial literacy workshops.
Westwood Spa Owner Expands Business with Help from EWDD Partner
Aksarapak Bondu and her three children immigrated to the U.S. in 2007 with just some luggage and the cash in her pocket. However, through hard work and dedication, by early 2011 she successfully opened a Thai Spa in Westwood, and by early 2013, she also opened a traditional Thai clothing store in Hollywood. Both of her businesses bring
Collaboration with Private Sector for HIRE LA’s Youth 2016 Underway
EWDD staff this week met with 7-11 franchisees to recruit jobs for low-income youth as part of this year’s HIRE LA’s Youth initiative. Not only did the franchisees agree, but as result of that meeting, 7-11’s corporate officers in Houston agreed
JobsLA Mobile App Launched at Northeast Valley Career Fair
Mayor Eric Garcetti today unveiled a new JobsLA mobile app that allows job seekers to use smartphones to search nearly 50,000 employment listings in the City of Los Angeles, and up to 150,000 countywide.
The Mayor made his announcement during remarks at the Northeast Valley WorkSource Center, which drew job-seekers and employers in the “sharing” or on-demand economy
Assisted by EWDD, New San Pedro Brewery Hoists Brews at Grand Opening
San Pedro’s Brouwerij West had a smash grand opening on February 27th, serving artisanal brews to the more than 4,000 people who streamed through its new quarters in a vintage warehouse.
EWDD in 2015 helped Brouwerij West obtain a $442,845 loan to purchase special Belgian-made brewing equipment that uses less water than traditional methods. The opening-day rush was so intense that founders Brian Mercer and Dave Holop briefly worried about keeping up with demand. Thankfully, Brouwerij West kept pouring its line of wheat- and barley-brewed ales until the last minute.