The East Side Riders Bike Club (ESRBC) youth members
It’s rare to meet a true community leader, advocate, and businessman as humble as John Jones III, president and co-founder of the East Side Riders Bike Club (ESRBC).

Located in Watts, the ESRBC has served more than 135,000 meals, donated hundreds of bikes to youth, and provided safety training and physical education classes, all aimed at keeping the youth in Watts off the streets, out of gangs, and off drugs.

Cristiano Teixeira
When Cristiano Teixeira first came to the Downtown Los Angeles/Pico Union WorkSource Center (WSC) to apply to the City’s Targeted Local Hire Program, he wasn’t entirely sure what career path he wanted to pursue.

However, after meeting with Workforce Development Specialist Edmund Soohoo, Cristiano decided that he wanted to work in the

Romeo Blackburn and Abel Ambriz, CEO and COO of LA Video Games
The South Valley BusinessSource Center (BSC) offered extensive business consulting services to Romeo Blackburn and Abel Ambriz which helped them level up their passion for video games into a storefront business, LA Video Games, LLC.

President and CEO Romeo Blackburn spent the past five years actively buying, selling and trading video games. After noticing an increased demand for video games during COVID-19, Romeo decided

Jason Piggue, COVID-19 National Dislocated Workers Grant (NDWG) recipient
After Jason Piggue was furloughed from his job during COVID-19, the Southeast Los Angeles WorkSource Center (WSC) connected him to temporary employment with Meals on Wheels, where he applied his culinary experience to feed hundreds of seniors during the pandemic.

Funding for Jason's job was provided by the COVID-19 National Dislocated Workers Grant (NDWG).

I am now working at a place in my field and I am excited about what the future holds - Jessica, LA:RISE Participant
LA:RISE participant Jessica was referred to the YWCA Digital Learning Academy, an LA:RISE partner, to increase her knowledge about graphic design and gain customer service skills.

Through the program, Jessica engaged in mock interview practice, revised her resume and learned

September 9, 2021 LAWA and SoFi Hiring Fair
Nearly 3,000 job seekers attended the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and SoFi hiring fair last week, which offered more than 5,000 job openings provided by more than 45 employers. The job openings included opportunities in the airline industry, food services and hospitality.

Representatives from EWDD’s Rapid Response Team and WorkSource Centers were on-site to aid Angelenos impacted by COVID-related job loss, introducing