Sofi Stadium Hiring Fair, 9 September 2021
With Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) came to an end on September 4, 2021, EWDD’s Rapid Response Team is working diligently to register Angelenos for job training at the City’s WorkSource Centers that will allow them to extend their benefits.

EWDD has also partnered with LAX to provide training sessions to assist Angelenos who lost their jobs due to the decline in air travel during COVID-19, including former employees of LAX, Van Nuys Airport and surrounding hospitality businesses, including hotels and shuttle drivers. However, these job training opportunities are available to all Angelenos who may have lost their jobs due to COVID-19.

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation ends September 4, 2021

September 9, 2021, LAWA and SoFi hosted a hiring fair at SoFi Stadium offering 5,000 jobs in various industries. Funding for the hiring fair and training programs was provided by the Keep LA Working, a program that applied funds from the California State Employment Development Department (EDD) to provide supportive services to displaced employees impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

EWDD administered the grant in collaboration with LAWA with the goal of helping workers re-enter the workforce and increase enrollments at the City’s WorkSource Centers. This special funding provides paid short-term vocational training, direct placement or on-the-job training opportunities, and other support services that Angelenos need to get back to work or transition to new careers. In some cases, participants were connected with support services to cover the cost of utilities or other expenses they were unable to cover while unemployed.

EWDD’s WorkSource Center staff will be present at the LAWA SoFi Stadium hiring fair on September 9th to provide information about how to access job training services.

If you have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, we're here to help. Many residents of the City of Los Angeles have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. Many are faced with job loss or are struggling to keep their businesses operational. The City of LA and EWDD are diligently working to provide crucial services and programs. Please visit our COVID-19 Resources page to learn more.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of August 30, 2021. Read this issue and more.