Seeking New Members for WDB Board Nominations with the WDB logo

for the July 2020 – June 2022 Term

The City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board Nominations/Membership Committee is seeking nominations which will be considered by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for possible appointment to the Workforce Development Board.

Currently the City is seeking candidates who are executive level, private sector leaders from the region’s growth industries, such as advanced manufacturing, biotech/life science/information technology, logistics/transportation, and healthcare.

What is the Workforce Development Board?

Instituted by federal law, the Workforce Development Board is comprised of 39 innovative and dynamic civic leaders, representing the private and public sectors, labor, local K-12, community colleges, nonprofit and economic development organizations.

What does the Workforce Development Board do?

In partnership with the Mayor and City Council, the WDB provides policy, vision, strategy and coordination for the City’s workforce development activities to ensure businesses have access to a trained workforce and workers have access to quality jobs and training programs.

The Workforce Development Board is a Unique, Multi-Party Convener

As an official City Commission with budget authority, the WDB convenes businesses, educational institutions, governmental agencies, labor organizations and nonprofit service agencies to help solve regional workforce needs. The WDB is recognized as a national leader in developing innovative programs and training initiatives to prepare/connect unemployed workers and youth to employment.

With an annual budget of $70 million in federal, local and private funding, the WDB manages the City’s Workforce Development System, a city-wide network comprised of sixteen WorkSource Centers (America’s Job Centers of California), thirteen YouthSource Centers, the HIRE LA’s Youth Employment Initiative, and other training and employment initiatives. WorkSource centers assist adult jobseekers and laid-off workers connect to employment opportunities through training and work readiness. YouthSource centers assist youth/young adults to stay in school, advance to post-secondary education and training, and prepare for work through summer jobs, internships and full employment.

In short, the WDB manages the system which connects the region’s employer and business talent needs with a prepared workforce.

Some of Last Year’s Workforce Development System Highlights

In 2018-19, the Workforce Development System, in partnership with the California Employment Development Department:
  • Enrolled 18,848 new job seekers as customers of the WorkSource Centers
  • Assisted 19,100 jobseekers in securing employment
  • Assisted 2,913 homeless persons in job search activities
  • Served over 9,664 youth and young adults in the YouthSource Centers
  • Served 17,648 youth and young adults through HIRE LA’s Youth
  • Served 1,219 employers and businesses in sourcing qualified job applicants

How Long is An Appointment on the Workforce Development Board?

The WDB is an official City commission, with a two year, unpaid commitment, with the next term being July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. (The Mayor may renew membership appointments for additional two year periods)

What is the Time Commitment?

The full Board conducts quarterly meetings, usually on third Tuesdays, from 10am to Noon. Depending on a member’s interest level, there are additional opportunities to attend various City-sponsored workforce media events, travel to statewide and national workforce development conferences and to serve on a standing or ad hoc committee.

How are Candidates Selected?

Private sector nominees are reviewed and vetted by the WDB and forwarded to the LA City Mayor for consideration and appointment. Appointments are ratified by the City Council.

Why Serve on the Workforce Development Board?

Board members have a meaningful opportunity to contribute to the readiness and talent development of the region’s workforce. It is also an excellent opportunity to meet, collaborate and network with a diverse set of civic leaders.

To Submit a Nomination, Please Email a Resume or Biography to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday, February 21, 2020.

More questions? Need additional information?
Call 213-744-7164 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Attention: Victoria Minetta