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.
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'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.
On June 1, 2016, the City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board's Executive Committee approved the final release of the City of Los Angeles Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 2016-2017 Annual Plan. The Annual Plan now awaits review and final approval by the Los Angeles City Council and Mayor Garcetti.
One Out of Five" Follow-up Data, We're Making Some Progress - Now It's "One Out of Six" Disconnected Youth
It's official. What we used to call "One Out of Five" (the percentage of Angeleno youth disconnected from school and work) has now improved to "One Out of Six." This means economic gains and local efforts to prevent youth from dropping out of high school over the past three years has actually decreased the number of disconnected youth in Los Angeles.
In May 2015, the City of Los Angeles’ Workforce Development Board awarded the Hospitality Training Academy an “UpSkilling Initiative” Grant of $100,000, as part of their vision to prevent mass layoffs and also participate in President Obama’s UpSkill American Initiative,