EWDD Employment Services for Adults, Youth, Employers, Vets and Dislocated Workers

EWDD Employment Services for Adults, Youth, Employers, Vets and Dislocated Workers

The Economic & Workforce Development Department strives to keep Los Angeles working, understanding that successful business growth goes hand in hand with abundant job opportunities. We offer a wide range of employment-related services to meet the needs of both the job seeker and the employer. If you have been laid off, furloughed, or suffered reduced hours due to the pandemic, EWDD's Rapid Response Team is here to help you. They are providing virtual orientations to guide you through all available resources, including how to apply for Unemployment Insurance (UI) through CA EDD and health insurance.

WorkSource Centers have helped over 120,000 job seekers find jobs. More than 1,000 LA area businesses list job openings with us annually looking for employees like you. Job openings range from manufacturing and industrial positions to childcare and highly specialized healthcare workers to international export experts. Jumpstart your job search today.

EWDD's YouthSource centers help young adults into full-time or summer employment programs, provide training and career guidance, as well as assistance with education. For example, a local high school dropout came to a YouthSource center, earned his way to an internship with a film production company, and now has a successful career.

The process of transitioning from the military into the public workforce can be a struggle for veterans. EWDD can make the experience easier for service members, veterans, and first responders. Let us help you return to the workforce faster.

EWDD offers businesses of all sizes a comprehensive set of services and programs through both WorkSource and BusinessSource Centers. The centers are all located throughout the Los Angeles area and provide assistance confidentially and free of charge. Hire qualified candidates, receive customized business training, get support in easing the pain of downsizing, obtain financial assistance, and much more. EWDD can give your business the tools for success.

The Day Laborer Program in the City of Los Angeles is a public safety program that allows persons seeking casual labor work to safely congregate and be matched with employers seeking temporary workers.

A starter job is key in helping young people ages 14 to 24 learn about the workplace, find a mentor and enter a path to meaningful and lifelong employment. A healthy economy starts at the ground floor - with a base of trained and capable workers. Find out how your business can make an impact on the future of L.A.'s economy.

The City of Los Angeles is funding a Job Training and Readiness Program available exclusively to Settlement Class Members in the case of Rodriguez vs. City of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Regional Initiative for Social Enterprise (LA:RISE) is designed to help the hardest to employ find long-term work through an integrated, multi-faceted approach to job creation.

CalJOBS is an online virtual employment center for California. It has resources for job seekers of every level, including education and training services. Create a personal dashboard to assist in a job hunt, transition to a new industry or simply expand your current skills.

The City of LA is the second-largest municipal government in the United States and employs more than 50,000 people with a variety of jobs available across 44 different and unique departments from the Airports to the Zoo..

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