L.A. stories of inspiration and success

L.A. stories of inspiration and success


(left to right) Caroline Tarosis, Senior Deputy of Workforce Development & Economic Opportunity for the LA County Board of Supervisors; Carolyn Hull, General Manager of LA City's Economic & Workforce Development Department (EWDD); Angela Gibson-Shaw, President of the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC); and Capri Maddox, Executive Director of the City’s Civil+Human Rights and Equity Department - pictured at the September 8, 2022, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce ACCESS LA event
Equity in the Workplace

EWDD General Manager Carolyn Hull was recently a panelist for a “Women in the Workforce” event at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. The event was part of the chambers’ ACCESS L.A. Program, which connects local city and county policymakers and business leaders to address key policies and challenges.

Carolyn highlighted how EWDD has supported women in the workplace through job training programs that lead to higher paying jobs. She added that EWDD has administered programs to assist working mothers with child care expenses, including the recent City of LA Child Care Provider grant, which provided $11M in grants to more than 700 licensed childcare providers, ultimately assisting 10,000 children in the City.

In her closing remarks, Carolyn encouraged business owners to view EWDD as a resource to connect with qualified employees trained for jobs in the 21st century.

“I really hope that as we go forward, our department can work with all the employers in the room to help you prepare your staff and your workers for jobs and occupations of the future, to help you solve some of your business problems, whether it be equity, funding. Reach out to us and we can work with you as a partner to diversify our workplace.”Carolyn Hull, EWDD General Manager

Panelists included (from left to right) Caroline Tarosis, Senior Deputy of Workforce Development & Economic Opportunity for the LA County Board of Supervisors; EWDD General Manager Carolyn Hull, Angela Gibson-Shaw, President of the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC) and Capri Maddox, Executive Director and General Manager of the City’s Civil+Human Rights and Equity Department.

If you are an employer interested in partnering with EWDD to connect with trained and qualified employees, email EWDD Business Services Representative Aron Thomson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


EWDD offers various services, programs and benefits to the entire Los Angeles City community. BusinessSource Centers offer resources to microenterprises, small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs that help revitalize our economy and strengthen our local communities. WorkSource Centers support both job seekers and local business by offering free job training, resume and placement services, and employment and HR support for businesses. YouthSource Centers provide our teens and young adults assistance with completing high school and getting into college, finding a career path and skills training, and mentoring with all around support. Whatever you need, EWDD is here to help you achieve your goals!



This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of September 12, 2022. Read this issue and more.


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