Robert Sainz

Assistant General Manager, Workforce Development
Economic & Workforce Development Department, City of Los Angeles

Robert Sainz, EWDD Assistant General ManagerRobert Sainz serves as the Assistant General Manager responsible for the Workforce Development Division (WDD). Through his work, he annually manages over $70 million in public agency grant funds.

Under Robert’s leadership, he established the City of Los Angeles YouthSource System and Performance Partnership Pilot Initiative (P3), is a founding partner for LA:RISE – an innovative model serving formerly homeless and re-entry populations and has increased substantially the number of young adults serviced in HIRELA and other employment programs.

Robert has over 28 years of public service experience, specifically in local government. He was previously the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Youth Opportunity Movement for the City of Los Angeles and worked as the Assistant Executive Director of the City of Los Angeles Commission for Children, Youth and Their Families. Robert began his public service career in the Los Angeles County Probation Department in 1992, and as Probation Director managed the Department’s Community Relations and Communications Office.

Robert is the past Chairperson of the Violence Prevention Coalition of Los Angeles and past Chairperson of Helpline Youth Counseling, a community-based organization. He is a Board Trustee and past president of U.S. Conference of Mayor’s Workforce Development Council. He has received numerous awards and recognition for his work including the Durfee Foundation’s Stanton Fellowship.

He received his BA degree from UC Santa Cruz, MPA from Columbia University, and post-graduate work from the University of Southern California.

Robert Sainz
EWDD Assistant General Manager, Workforce Development
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Carolyn M. Hull
EWDD General Manager

Robert Sainz
Assistant General Manager, Workforce Development

Samuel Hughes
Assistant General Manager, Economic Development

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