Report by UCLA: LA is in "Throes of a Black Jobs Crisis"
At the April 27, 2017 meeting of the Workforce Development Board's Executive Committee, DeAndrea Lottier and Tamara Haywood, managers of the Los Angeles Black Worker Center, presented the findings of UCLA's report, Ready To Work, Uprooting Inequity: Black Workers in Los Angeles County.
On June 21, 2017 and June 28, 2017, respectively, the Los Angeles City Council and Mayor Eric Garcetti approved the Workforce Development Board's Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 2017-2018 Annual Plan.
The Annual Plan covers the service strategies, activities and budget for the City’s Workforce Development System. It outlines how the City will
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti kicked off the Abilities Career Fair at the Los Angeles Abilities Expo 2017, held on Friday, March 24 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Abilities Expo is a nationwide set of large-scale exhibitions focused entirely on the wide variety of services, products, advocacy and activities for the disability community.
On November 16, 2016, the 37 member City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board took an oath of office and then conducted its two hour fall quarterly meeting. Learn More About the Members of the Board
Among the items discussed and actions taken included the approval of $1 million in Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds
The Center for Urban Future and New York University Wagner School released a report identifying the City of Los Angeles' YouthSource Center System partnership model as one of the 15 most innovative municipal ideas in the last decade.