Los Angeles City College studentsMayor Eric Garcetti, Dr. Jill Biden, and LACCD and LAUSD Officials Launch the Los Angeles College Promise: Guaranteed Admission and a Tuition-Free Year at Local Community Colleges for Los Angeles High School Graduates

Mayor Eric Garcetti and a host of local and national partners today launched the L.A. College Promise, making Los Angeles the largest city in America to guarantee high school graduates in the class of 2017 at least one tuition-free year of higher education.


Gregg Irish and Charles Woo at the 2016 WDB Annual MeetingWDB Also Meets New Board Members and Learns About City’s Workforce Restoration Plan

At its July 20, 2016 annual kickoff to the new Program Year meeting, the City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board and its Youth Council honored organizations that made financial contributions and hiring pledges to support the City's ongoing Hire LA's Youth Initiative.


Diversity Job and Career FairConnecting Transgender Job Seekers to LA's Employers

Held on June 20, 2016, the LA's Diversity Job and Career Fair focused on connecting transgender job seekers with employment opportunities in Los Angeles and surrounding communities.

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Bank of America Donates to Hire LA's Youth Bank of America, through its Charitable Foundation, partnered with the Workforce Development Board and the Economic & Workforce Development Department by recently donating $121,000 to provide paid job opportunities for teens as part of the 2016 Hire LA's Youth Initiative.


LAEDC’s Economic Report on Los Angeles People, Industry and Jobs from 2015-2020
The City and County of Los Angeles Workforce Development Boards commissioned Dr. Christine Cooper of the LAEDC’s Institute for Applied Economics to create two reports regarding an occupational and industry workforce forecast for the LA region for the period through 2020.


Hire LA Youth ParticipantHire LA's Youth, one of Mayor Eric Garcetti's top initiatives, will connect 15,000 young Angelenos to employment opportunities this summer

Los Angeles youth between the ages of 14 and 24 today began registering for the 2016 Hire LA's Youth summer employment program. Hire LA's Youth provides what are often first-time paychecks, along with skills training, on-the-job mentoring and financial literacy workshops.