Three Re-Entry Workers Hired on the Spot at Hollywood WSC Job Fair
Three individuals who were recently released from prison were hired on-the-spot at Hollywood WorkSource Center’s first Re-Entry Job and Resource Fair on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
A dozen employers across several industries were in attendance to recruit security officers, warehouse workers, couriers, construction workers, customer service representatives and case managers. Each employer had hiring policies that are inclusive of individuals recently released from incarceration, probationers and parolees and interviewed them on the spot.
Behind the Wheel – Metro Bridge Academy Graduate Enjoys New Career
In a corporation yard in Chatsworth, Ivor Bok reviews his pre-trip checklist, the steps he takes to prepare his 40-foot bus to drive passengers traveling from Warner Center to the Burbank Airport and stops in-between.
“It’s a nice, long route,” he said. “Lots of turns.”
Para Los Niños Youth Travel to Washington, DC for Leadership Summit
Para Los Niños (PLN) students Angeline Moran and Alexa Flores were selected to participate in the 2018 UnidosUS Escalera Summit in Washington, DC, a national program designed to provide support to Latino students who may be the first in their families to attend college.
Angeline and Alexa, both 17, also attended the UnidosUS Leaders in Action Summit, a two-day advocacy training for aspiring activists and community leaders that culminates in a visit with members of Congress at Capitol Hill.
Metro Bridge Academy Celebrates 15 Graduates on Road to New Jobs
EWDD General Manager Jan Perry delivered a congratulatory speech to the latest class of the Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) Metro Bridge Academy on Friday March, 23, 2018 and encouraged students to overcome obstacles and press on.
“You have something to teach every day,” she said. “You are giving people transportation to greater access and equality.”
The 15 graduates completed a 70-hour intensive program at LAVC, which prepares students for careers as bus operators for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).
Vernon-Central/LATTC WSC Helps Nurse Find a Job and Save Money
The Vernon-Central/Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC) WorkSource Center helped recent LATTC nursing program graduate Yvonne Phelps secure a job at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center and provided financial coaching to help her save for her future.
After completing her two-year training program at LATTC, Yvonne turned to the center for job placement assistance and discovered the center’s Financial Opportunity Center (FOC), which helps participants develop money management and credit building skills.
EWDD and Los Angeles City Workforce Development Board Partnering with Metro WIN-LA Initiative
EWDD and the City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board (WDB) are partnering with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to identify and register candidates for Workforce Initiative Now-Los Angeles (WIN-LA), a program designed to create career pathways into the transportation industry.
Scheduled to launch by late summer 2018, four of EWDD’s WorkSource Centers will serve as WIN-LA intake/career centers, including: the Vernon-Central at Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC), and the Northeast LA, Sun Valley and Harbor Gateway locations.
An Employer’s Perspective on the Targeted Local Hire Program
Management Analyst Melissa McGriff, who oversees the clerical staff of the Investigation and Enforcement Division at the City’s Bureau of Street Services, was so pleased with a recent hire from the Targeted Local Hire Program that two more TLHP candidates are scheduled to start jobs in the division by the end of March.
“I found that the majority of the people we interviewed were very highly qualified,” she said.
“It was the Best Thing that Could Happen for Me” – A Targeted Local Hire Program Success Story
Juaniceia Hoskins spent years searching for a job that would bring her stability and peace of mind when a friend told her about the City’s Targeted Local Hire Program (TLHP) and how it provides an avenue for under-served populations to get civil service jobs at the City of LA.
Within two months, Juaniceia, 49, was hired as an office trainee at the City’s Department of Building and Safety.
WorkSource Helps Jobseeker Find a Health Care Career
Sonia Cobar was referred to the Vernon-Central/LATTC WorkSource Center late January 2018. She is a monolingual (Spanish speaking) adult participant, who had searched for a stable employment opportunity since she arrived in the United States in 2015.
Sonia was seeking immediate employment to support her three-year-old daughter. She had limited work experience and was laid off from her previous job as a waitress.
Entrepreneur Builds Her Dream Business and Creates 17 Jobs
The West Valley BusinessSource Center (BSC) provided fundamental business guidance to entrepreneur Yaffa Mizrahi, helping her prepare for the opening of her Poke Poke Bar Restaurant, which has created 17 new jobs.
Yaffa was referred to the West Valley BSC in January 2018 by a business associate. With help from the Canoga Park and Chatsworth WorkSource Centers, the West Valley BusinessSource staff connected Yaffa to a local restaurant consultant who helped her create an inventory process, organize staff orientations and training, and build the employee handbooks for her business.
BusinessSource Staff Complete Small Business Certification Training, Hollywood Center Consultant Lai Xu Earns a Perfect Score
The City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works (DPW) Bureau of Contract Administration honored 17 BusinessSource consultants at City Hall on March 5, 2018 for completing training to help small businesses receive certifications that will increase their potential of obtaining contracts and doing business with the City.
The four-week Certification Intake Specialist Training taught the consultants to help clients become recognized as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), and other certifications designed to help small businesses.