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2014 WorkSource Centers Re-Launch

Grand Opening of the Redesigned Los Angeles WorkSource Centers, a Proud Partner of America's Job Centers of California
Fall 2014

The WorkSource Centers have been re-designed and better integrate the services of various partner agencies including the State of California Employment Development Department. The re-design emphasizes more training and the full integration of the powerful online job search engine, JobsLA.org.

More images will be added as the 17 Centers commence their ribbon cuttings.

 

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November 2013 Qingdao China Delegation Visit

November 2013 Delegation from Qingdao, China Visits L.A. City WIB

November 26, 2013

A delegation of twenty business and government officials from Qingdao, China recently paid a visit to the City's Workforce Investment Board and Economic and Workforce Development Department office

Read More About The Delegation's Visit

 

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Annual Wells Fargo HireLA’s Youth Intern Networking Luncheon 2013

8th Annual Wells Fargo Hire LA’s Youth Intern Networking Luncheon
August 9th 2013, Video

Intern Ryan Alphonso talks about his career goals, his assignments, and his experience working for Wells Fargo’s Pacific Coast Regional President.

To learn more about this event, read the full Annual Wells Fargo Hire LA’s Youth Intern Networking Luncheon article.

See more WIB related videos on the Workforce Investment Board YouTube Channel.

 

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July 2013 WIB Quarterly Meeting

First WIB Quarterly Meeting for Program Year 2013-14

July 31, 2013

The Workforce Investment Board held its combined Quarterly and Youth Council meeting on July 31, 2013. Highlights of the meeting included the introduction of Ms. Jan Perry, the new Interim General Manager of the newly created Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD).

The WIB welcomed back WIB Director Greg Irish, who returned after many months as Interim General Manager of the Community Development Department (CDD) where he was instrumental in transitioning the CDD to become the EWDD. The WIB also unanimously re-elected Mr. Charles Woo as its Chair.

 

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Bank of America HireLA Summer Internship 2013

Bank of America and HIRE LA’s Youth: Summer Internship Program

July 2013

Having a job as a Bank of America Summer Intern requires more than showing up for work. Twelve interns, recruited through a Workforce Investment Board (WIB) partnership, completed a rigorous briefing that began the preparation process for the Bank of America’s Corporate Summer Youth Internship Program. The briefing included a program overview, job skills preparation and most important - customer service. 

This is the second year Bank of America has donated $100,000 to support Los Angeles’ Summer Youth Employment Program and it’s the first year the bank has reserved funding within its own summer internship program for HIRE LA’s Youth participants. 

“We are extremely pleased with this growing relationship with Bank of America and we are thankful for the new opportunity to be a part of its internship program,” said WIB deputy staff member, David Eder. “We have no doubt these young people will exceed expectations and represent the best of HIRE LA’s Youth. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with Bank of America.” 

Thirty students were referred to interview for the positions, but only 12 were chosen. "I really enjoyed working with this group of youth. They seemed to have the right attitude to succeed in the program," said Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce training facilitator, Ronald Kaufman. 

The interns began their positions on July 9, 2013.

 

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8th Annual Cash for College Scholarships 2013

8th Annual Cash for College Scholarships

June 20, 2013

WIB Youth Council member, Jonathan Gatt, addresses audience of 284 Cash For College Scholarship recipients and their parents. Mr. Gatt talked of the importance of college and encouraged the youth to take opportunities afforded to them in their future career paths.

Held on June 20, 2013, the 8th Annual Cash for College Scholarships are awarded to youth attending the Cash for College Convention every autumn and the "Super Saturday" Financial Aid workshops held throughout the Los Angeles Region every January.

For more information on the Cash for College program, visit www.calgrants.org.

 

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2013 Summer Youth Employment Press Conference

Summer Youth Employment “Earn & Learn” Program Press Conference

June 13, 2013

On Thursday, June 13th, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, announced LA County’s $5 million commitment to the Summer Youth Employment Program “Earn and Learn.” The press conference was held at the St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood and the distinguished guests included Michael Dolphin of the City Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and Economic Development Department (EDD), Byron K. Reed, WIB member and Wells Fargo Bank Senior Vice President of Community Development, and Lisa Salazar, Chief of Youth Workforce Development for the City of Los Angeles Community Development Department (CDD).

The Los Angeles Summer Youth Employment Program has become the largest in the nation with over $7 million in funding commitments, thanks to a $2 million contribution from the L.A. City Council and additional support from private companies like Wells Fargo.

 

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Working With Veterans Capacity Building Conference for Workforce Professionals 2013

Front Line: Working With Veterans
A Capacity Building Conference for Workforce Professionals


May 15, 2013

The LA City Workforce Investment Board, along with six other local area WIBs, collaborated to convene 300 workforce professionals to learn about resources and best practices for getting our returning veterans back to work.

Read the conference summary press release, Regional Workforce Boards Align Strategies to Serve Veterans.

 

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HIRE LA's Youth 7th Annual Employer Breakfast

HIRE LA's Youth 7th Annual Employer Breakfast
May 10, 2013

Hosted by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, with Keynote Speaker City of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the 7th Annual Employers Breakfast is a chance for L.A. area businesses to find out more about the campaign, hear from past and current sponsors, and learn how summer youth employment programs make a lifelong difference for the young people in our community.

Visit the HIRE LA's Youth website to learn more about the campaign and how to get involved.

 

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LA Workforce Leadership Symposium

Workforce Leadership Symposium
April 2013

"Turning Vision into Action: The Future of Workforce Development in Los Angeles"
Sponsored by the WIB and the Los Angeles Workforce Systems Collaborative, the symposium highlighted current practices to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the L.A. workforce system by pooling resources and integrating services, bringing training for the economy’s growing industries to scale, and best practices in transitioning veterans back into the civilian workplace.

 

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Congresswoman Janice Hahn Visits Compton WorkSource Center

Congresswoman Janice Hahn Visits Compton WorkSource Center
April 2, 2013

The Compton Worksource Center, operated by Community Career Development, Inc, hosted Congressmember Janice Hahn's press event to announce nearly $500,000 in FTA Innovative Transit Workforce Development Program grants that will help create 200 Los Angeles jobs. Read more about the event here.

 

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Senator Boxer Visits Metro Wilshire WorkSource Center 2013

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Visits the Wilshire Metro WorkSource Center to Speak Against “Across-the-Board” Federal Budget Cuts 
February 20, 2013

Senator Boxer (Calif-D) held a brief press conference at the Wilshire Metro WorkSource Center to speak about how the potential federal budget sequester will negatively affect jobs, job training programs and the economy. She spoke about “the urgent need to avoid the automatic spending cuts set to take effect March 1st” that would result in job loss and loss of employment training programs, such as the WorkSource Centers, as necessary funding is drastically cut.

 

For more information about the sequester and its potential impact, view The White House Press Secretary Fact Sheet.

 

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2012 RFP Task Force Town Hall Meeting Video

LA WIB Worksource Task Force Town Hall Meeting Recap Video
September 29, 2012

Overview of the Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board Worksource RFP Task Force Town Hall Meeting held at Santee High School. Discussions included how the City's $50 Million Workforce Development System - a network of 18 WorkSource Centers – should be revamped to meet the changing needs of the employment marketplace, and where local training programs are successful or need improvement in getting Angelenos back to work.

 

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July 2012 WIB & Youth Council Joint Quarterly Meeting

WIB & Youth Council Joint Quarterly Meeting
July 18, 2012

Photos of the joint meeting with addresses by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and CDD Assistant General Manager Robert Sainz, as well as discussions on various topical issues such as the South Los Angeles Workforce Development Initiative and the American Job Center Network

 

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Youth at the Crossroads 2012

Youth at the Crossroads 2012
Foster Youth Pathways to Adulthood - A Practice and Policy Forum Focused on Implementation of Fostering Connections in California (AB12) and Serving Older Youth in Care

May 21-22, 2012

The Youth at the Crossroads Conference, held May 21st and 22nd in Los Angeles, highlighted the mission and significance of the California Fostering Connections to Success Act (AB12) - that extends the emancipation age of those in foster care to 21. Child Welfare and Workforce agencies throughout California met to honestly evaluate current practices, and uncover ways to move forward with a new outlook on effectively serving foster youth, especially older youth in care.

Download Youth at the Crossroads 2012 Event Materials:
 - YATC Event Agenda Packet
 - YATC Presentations and Materials Package

 

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February 2012

February 2012

WIB Executive Director,Gregg Irish, meets Edwin Lee, the Mayor of San Francisco

 

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Rapid Response CSUN Job Fair

Rapid Response CSUN Job Fair
July 27, 2011

The WIB Rapid Response co-sponsored a successful job fair at Cal State University Northridge

 

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Workforce Development Works Video

Workforce Development Works Video
April 2011, Video

Learn how L.A.'s WorkForce Development System helps businesses recruit and train New Hires more effectively and cost-efficiently.

See more local and national stories on how workforce development helps business, industry, and jobseekers. Take a look at the facts on how local workforce development investments help Los Angeles businesses and employers, as well as local youth and young job seekers.

 

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SoCal Bio Summit

SoCal Bio Summit
April 21, 2011

The SoCal Bio Summit took place at the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce in Downtown LA on Thursday, April 21, 2011, and brought together representatives from the Southern California region's workforce investment boards, biotechnology industry, and educators in the biotechnology field. Read the full story here.

 

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2011-12 Four Star WorkSource and YouthSource Career Centers

Workforce Investment Board Recognizes Four-Star WorkSource and YouthSource Career Centers

May 30, 2013

The Community Development Department (CDD) and the City of Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board (WIB) recognized the City’s Four-Star WorkSource Centers and YouthSource Youth Opportunity Centers for their stellar performance throughout Program Year 2011-2012.

Read about the 2011-2012 program year WIB Four Star Awards in the Workforce Investment Board Recognizes Four-Star WorkSource and YouthSource Career Centers press release.

 

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July 2011 WIB Quarterly Meeting

WIB Board and Youth Council Joint Quarterly Meeting
July 2011

Photos of the joint meeting including speaker Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and award presentations

 

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Four Star Awards

Los Angeles City Council and Workforce Investment Board Recognize Four-Star WorkSource Career Centers
April 15, 2011

The Community Development Department (CDD) and the City of Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board (WIB) joined with the Los Angeles City Council on Friday, April 15, 2011, to recognize the City’s Four-Star WorkSource Centers and OneSource Youth Opportunity Centers for their stellar performance throughout Program Year 2009-2010. Read the full story here.

 

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Kaiser Permanente Healthcare Training Program

Kaiser Permanente/Concorde Career College’s Medical Assistant Training Program Sponsored by City of Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board and Hollywood WorkSource Center
January 2011

A look at some of the success stories coming out of the medical assistant training program sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills, Concorde Career College, and Hollywood WorkSource Center and funded through the City of Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board. Read the full story here.

 

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Life Sciences Workforce Summit

Life Sciences Workforce Summit
October 12, 2010

Life Sciences Workforce Summit at California State University Los Angeles, October 12, 2010, convened 120 educators, workforce and economic development experts, industry professionals and government officials to discuss best practices in training and preparing workers for the life sciences industry within the L.A. region. Sponsored by CA State University Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology.Read the full story here.

 

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Hospitality Training Academy Graduation

Hospitality Training Academy Graduation 2010
October 12, 2010

Graduation ceremony for Hospitality Training Academy, a WIB-funded program that trains and places workers in hospitality careers at local hotels.  Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa officially launched the program on November 8, 2010, at a media conference at the Radisson LAX. Read the full story here.

 

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Local Hero Honored Video

Local Hero, Charlie Woo, Honored
June 2011, Video

Charlie Woo, president of the Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board, is honored as a local hero in celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month

produced by Jim Yager Media for KCET Los Angeles

 

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