Draft Year 18 Annual Plan Open for Public Comment

Draft WDB Year 18 Annual Plan
The City of Los Angeles Economic & Workforce Development Department (EWDD) is pleased to announce the release of the City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board's draft Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 2017-2018 Annual Plan for public review and comment.

The Annual Plan covers the service strategies, activities and budget for the City’s Workforce Development System. It outlines how the City will deliver services and meet the objectives of promoting a trained workforce with access to good jobs and a strong business/employer regional economy. The WIOA supports the City's workforce development activities that are provided through its Workforce Development System.

The Draft Annual Plan for Program Year 2017-18 is currently open for public comment through Saturday, May 13, 2017

All individuals, organizations and employers are welcome to provide public comments on the draft Annual Plan, either in writing and/or by attending a public Workforce Development Board meeting during the public comment period

What is the Annual Plan?

The Annual Plan covers the service strategies, activities and budget for the City’s Workforce Development System.

The document serves as the budget and operational plan, outlining how the City will deliver workforce development services to jobseekers, laid off workers, youth/young adults, as well as connect local and regional employers with a qualified, work-ready pool of candidates and workers.

It defines the policies and specifies the goals regarding how the Workforce Development System will meet the objectives of promoting a trained workforce with access to good jobs and a strong business/employer regional economy.

What does the Annual Plan Fund?

The $64 million plan funds:
  • 16 WorkSource Centers & 2 satellite sites, annually serving nearly 30,000 adult jobseekers
  • 13 YouthSource Centers, annually serving nearly 10,000 youth and young adults
  • HIRE LA's Youth Employment Initiative, providing 15,500 youth with internships, employment and summer jobs
  • JobsLA.org jobs search engine
  • Other training and workforce initiatives including special outreach and services to populations underrepresented in the workforce, including: persons with disabilities, foster youth, ex-offenders, homeless youth, linguistically isolated adults, men of color, single parents, transgender and non-conforming persons and older workers
  • Specialized training programs for jobs in the region's growth industries
  • Regional planning efforts to align the seven workforce development systems within Los Angeles County

How to Provide Public Comments

1) Comments may be submitted through email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Saturday, May 13, 2017

2) Comments may also be heard at one of the following public meetings of the Workforce Development Board:



The Draft 2017-18 Annual Plan will be available for review online at EWDDLACity.com/index.php/Workforce-Development-Board-Year-Eighteen-Annual-Plan begining Friday, April 14, 2017 through Saturday, May 13, 2017