Despite Positive Jobs Report, Some Unemployed Forced to Start Over to Find Work

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The unemployment rate for the nation hovers at 7.6%. And in California, the June 2013 unemployment rate inched down to 8.5%, reflecting the addition of 30,200 jobs. Yet in Los Angeles, the unemployment rate remains stubbornly high - 11.3% - 219,100 Angelenos still out of work. Life is still tough for those who are long-term unemployed. Read the detailed article and view the related news report (related video segment begins at 4:52).

CBS Evening News: Carter Evans, video reporting; Ben Tracy, news article

Los Angeles Summer Youth Employment Program Becomes Largest in Nation

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On Thursday, June 13th, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, announced L.A. County’s $5 million commitment to the Summer Youth Employment Program “Earn and Learn.” An additional $2 million contribution from the L.A. City Council, along with additional support from private companies like Wells Fargo, has made the Los Angeles Summer Youth Employment Program the largest in the nation. View the press conference media gallery here.

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L.A. Job Training Programs Threatened By Federal Budget Cuts

Recently, WIB Member David Rattray and Community Development Department General Manager Gregg Irish were interviewed by KPCC-FM reporter Frank Stoltze regarding LA area job training programs threatened by federal budget cuts. To listen to this interview and/or for more information, please visit www.scpr.org.
KPCC-FM is a public radio station operated by Southern California Public Radio (SCPR), a member-supported public media network

In The News

Workforce related articles, achievements and developments from across the City of Los Angeles that reflect the enthusiasm and extraordinary impact of the WIB and the workforce system.  WIB Press Archives are accessible at the bottom of the page



Annual Wells Fargo Hire LA’s Youth Intern Networking Luncheon
August 9, 2013

First WIB Quarterly Meeting for Program Year 2013-14
July 31, 2013

Industry and Labor Market Intelligence Report for Los Angeles
July 22, 2013

Addressing the Needs of Adult Education in Los Angeles
July 15, 2013

Mayor Garcetti Kicks Off 2013 Hire LA’s Youth Summer Employment Program
July 9, 2013

Sector Training Approach Helps Unemployed Angeleno Jobseekers Start Careers
July 5, 2013

Despite Positive Jobs Report, Some Unemployed Forced to Start Over to Find Work
July 2, 2013

HIRE LA’s Youth & Bank of America
July 1, 2013

8th Annual Cash for College Scholarships
June 20, 2013

Affordable Care Act Implementation is Coming - Are You Ready?
June 20, 2013

2013 L.A. Summer Youth Employment Program Becomes Largest in Nation
June 13, 2013

WIB Members Speak On Los Angeles Job Training Programs Threatened By Federal Budget Cuts
June 13, 2013

WIB's Charles Woo participates in UCLA Anderson School of Business Workforce Development Panel
June 4, 2013

Industry and Labor Market Intelligence Report for Los Angeles
May 2013

Workforce Investment Board Recognizes Four-Star WorkSource and YouthSource Career Centers
May 30, 2013

Front Line: Working With Veterans, A Capacity Building Conference for Workforce Professionals
May 15, 2013

HIRE LA's Youth Needs Employers for Summer 2013
May 10, 2013

City of Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board 2011-2012 Annual Report
May 9, 2013

Los Angeles Workforce Development
April 25, 2013

Mayor Villaraigosa Announces $13.7 Million Grant at Workforce Leadership Symposium
April 23, 2013

Congresswoman Janice Hahn Visits Compton WorkSource Center to Announce Grants that will Create 200 Local Jobs
April 2, 2013

"Turning Vision into Action: The Future of Workforce Development in Los Angeles": A Workforce Leadership Symposium
April 2013

Helping Angelenos Find Jobs and Keep Them
March 21, 2013

Hospitality Training Academy (HTA) First Culmination Ceremony
March 2013

Senator Boxer Speaks Against “Across-the-Board” Federal Budget Cuts
February 20, 2013

WIB Quarterly Meeting: Employment Forecasts
February 6, 2013

L.A. Works For Business February 2013 Newsletter
February 2013

The WIB Youth Council Presents Professor Paul Harrington
January 15, 2013

2013 Workforce Investment Board Call For Nominations
January 2013

 

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