Pathways to Progress, Citi Foundation Program Initiative
For the fourth consecutive year the City of Los Angeles, Economic and Workforce Development Department is the proud recipient of the Citi Foundation's "Pathways to Progress" initiative, which gives young Angelenos the tools they need to access a job early in their working lives, ultimately better positioning them for their professional and economic future.

Hollywood Reporter Magazine article headline
Featured this week in the Hollywood Reporter, 22 tax credit projects were announced as part of the second and final feature film allocation for year two of Program 2.0. From those 22 film projects, 10 will be filmed at least partially outside the Los Angeles 30-Mile Zone, spreading production throughout the state.

2016 Fortune Magazine Los Angeles Cover
Robin Micheli of Fortune Magazine interviewed Ms. Perry this week for the 2017 Fortune Magazine Los Angeles supplement. Topics included a discussion of the continuing strong job growth, workforce development and how the efforts of the EWDD and the City have contributed to economic and employment expansion in Los Angeles.

Purposeful Aging in Los Angeles
On Tuesday, January 31st, EWDD General Manager Jan Perry presented the EWDD initiatives developed in response to the Mayor’s Executive Directive #17 (Age-Friendly City Initiative: Purposeful Aging LA) at the Neighborhood Council Purposeful Aging Liaison Town Hall.

Pablo Azurdie, a Vernon-Central Network YouthSource Program Success Story
At 21, Pablo Azurdie was ready for a change—and he was willing to “do what it takes” to make that change happen. He went to the Coalition for Responsible Community Development’s Vernon-Central Network YouthSource Program (VCN) with no high school diploma and no resources aside from his own drive and ability.

Thank You Market
In 1996, Jeong Chul Son emigrated from South Korea to the United States with a dream that he would establish a chain of compact market stores in America. He started from the bottom up, learning and practicing everything he needed, from the

Davis Blue Print Company in East L.A.
The Davis Blue Print Company is a family owned business, located within the Lincoln Heights suburb of the City of Los Angeles. Incorporated in 1982, this firm provides reprographic and blue print services for the architectural and construction industry.

EWDD's Rapid Response Team provides last minute assistance info session for DTLA American Apparel employees with uncertain job futures
On January 5, 2017, EWDD’s Rapid Response team and partners provided a five-hour informational session for American Apparel’s Downtown L.A. facility. Given that the business was sold at auction January 9, 2017, the more than 2,000 workers on-site are worried about their future work situation and livelihood.

Regina Grogan, owner of The Parlor Grooming Lounge
Entrepreneur Regina Grogan describes herself as a master groomer and image consultant. After working at an upscale barbershop for 4 years, she felt it was time to go into business for herself. Regina came up with the concept of The Parlor within the last year and was looking for roughly $60,000 to get her business off the ground.

Indie Printing
Wayne Said and Andy Rosillo are the owners of Indie Printing, located at 3113 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles. Mr. Said was referred to a Hollywood BusinessSource consultant to discuss refinancing a number of loans and business credit cards that were limiting the business’s ability to grow due to high interest rates and high monthly payments.

2016 Operation Holiday Event Hosted by the San Fernando Valley Veterans Employment Committee
Jan Perry, EWDD General Manager, spoke to a room packed to capacity with over 300 veterans whose service dated back to WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Afghanistan, Iraq and more recent years.

Eddy Cruz, Owner of Teem Trucking, Inc.
Eddy Cruz, Owner of Teem Trucking, Inc. (5301 6th Avenue, L.A.) has worked with the East Los Angeles BusinessSource Center over the past 12 months for assistance with expansion of his business, access to capital, acquiring business equipment, and hiring additional support staff. Teem Trucking, Inc. is an established commercial trucking and transportation company, incorporated July 16, 2004, that provides clients with long haul trucking services throughout the Southwestern United States.