West Adams WorkSource Ribbon Cutting
October 22, 2014
The Grand Opening of the West Adams WorkSource Center was held with much excitement and anticipation. This was the first of 17 centers to formally celebrate the newly designed center operations in City of Los Angeles.

L.A. Community College District Chancellor Dr. Francisco Rodriguez gives a speech
July 24, 2014 - Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC) Campus

Dr. Francisco Rodriguez, Los Angeles Community College District Chancellor, spoke on the importance of the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) during President Obama's visit to the Los Angeles Trade Technical College campus.

2014 Economic Development Forum
September 12, 2014 Presentation on Local & Statewide Business Assistance Programs and Tools - Organized by Jan Perry and EWDD

This Business Development Presentation focused on current state and local economic trends and challenges, as well as highlight programs and tools that can be used to support business growth, commercial real estate development and other public/private ventures.

September 18, 2014

JobsLA.orgJobsLA.org is now online with thousands of job listings in the Los Angeles area. The new state of the art site is FREE to job seekers and employers. Anyone with a computer can access the site.

August 18, 2014

U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez came to Los Angeles to discuss workforce development issues and how the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) will assist American adults and youth to succeed in the workplace. During his session with Mayor Garcetti, Perez met with EWDD General Manager Jan Perry and Workforce Investment Board Chair Charles Woo, pictured below, on L.A.'s success with employment advancement.

California Competes Tax Credit Program logo

The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to come to California or stay and grow in California. Tax credit agreements will be negotiated by GO-Biz and approved by a statutorily created

State Enterprise Zone (SEZ) Program
The SEZ Program has Ended. Hiring tax credit vouchers will be accepted and processed through December 31, 2014.

California state legislative action has resulted in the repeal of the Enterprise Zone Act and the dissolution of Enterprise Zones. In order to allow Enterprise Zone businesses an opportunity to apply for hiring tax credits already earned for qualified hires made through the end of 2013. Vouchers may be applied for and issued until December 31, 2014.

LA Fellows success stories - from left, Richard Tom, Christine Stenberg, Ben Seigel, Gigi Nang, and Dana Chotiner (photo from DOL article)
This article originally appeared in the August 14, 2014 edition of the U.S. Department of Labor Newsletter: www.dol.gov/_sec/newsletter

LA Fellows Program LogoThe LA Fellows program combines professional development and volunteerism as a meaningful path to reemployment for the long-term unemployed. The program, established in 2010, is a partnership between the Los Angeles Valley College and the City of Los Angeles Workforce Board, which receives funding from the department.

California State Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra
Organizations, assemblymembers, and youth met and discussed what can be done to reconnect youth

California State Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra and the Select Committee on Addressing Out of School, Unemployed Youth met on July 30th for an informational hearing on Disconnected Youth and Pathways to Reconnect. One out of five young people ages 16 - 24 is out of school and unemployed in the City of Los Angeles and there are an estimated 870,000 disconnected youth in California.

Powerline Greenworx Components
Powerline Control Systems Inc. (PCS), established in 1996, develops and manufactures high-quality lighting and electrical control devices for the residential, commercial and industrial markets. The PCS residential division is well established, and has strong potential for further growth.

Juanita Tate Marketplace Grand Opening
The 6.6 acre Juanita Tate Marketplace/Slauson-Central Project is built on a brownsfield site which was formerly a scrap yard and recycling facility in the south Los Angeles area. As the result of careful planning, the former brownfield site has been converted into a new shopping center with approximately 77,095 square feet of leasable retail space.

Homeboy Industries Logo
At Homeboy Industries’ non-profit, former at-risk gang-members (male and female) receive a continuum of free services and participate in programs that allow them to develop job skills. They receive on-the-job training at the Home Girl Café and Homeboy Bakery.