30 Hire LA's Youth participants pose for their 2019 summer youth employment orientation picture at LADWP's Bureau of Sanitation
The City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works (LADWP) Bureau of Sanitation recently held an orientation welcoming this summer’s Hire LA’s Youth interns. The interns will work as assistants to various positions, shadowing engineers, office clerks, and analysts.

The Bureau of Sanitation has been a great partner of EWDD and a long-time supporter of the Hire LA’s Youth Program. They typically hire 30 interns each year.

Hire LA’s Youth is a year-round program designed to give young Angelenos ages 14-24 their first work experience and place them on a career path as lifetime earners.

Mayor Eric Garcetti has set a goal of 20,000 youth jobs by 2020. Through the Hire LA’s Youth initiative, the City of LA partners with local employers to help fill open positions. Youth are required to work at least 100 hours and receive workforce training before they arrive on the first day.

Learn more about the many programs and benefits, including Hire LA's Youth, offered to the young people of Los Angeles through EWDD Youth Services and their YouthSource Centers.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of June 17, 2019. Read this issue and more.