A view of the roundtable discussion held at the Watts Labor Community Action Committee hosted by Senator Kamala Harris (credit: Office of US Senator Kamala Harris)

On February 21, 2020, Senator Kamala Harris hosted a roundtable at the Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) in Watts to discuss the challenges the community is facing in preparing workers with the skills they need to succeed in the 21st-century economy and securing economic justice for every person in Watts.

Senator Harris met with local leaders including Gregg Irish, Executive Directive of the City's Workforce Development Board, to learn more about their efforts to build an economy that works for working people and provides equal opportunity for all.

LA City Workforce Development Board Thanking LINXS & Tefahot Mizrahi Bank for Hire LA's Youth Donations

At the City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board's Winter 2020 quarterly meeting at Friendship Auditorium in Griffith Park, the Board recognized and thanked two donors to Hire LA's Youth Initiative.

LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) donated $10,000 to Hire LA's Youth

(left to right) Paul Edwards of UFCW, Michelle Crenshaw of International Cinematographers Guild, and Maria Turrubiartes of the California Department of Rehabilitation with LA City Clerk Michael Espinosa administering the oath of office

On December 3, 2019, the Los Angeles City Council ratified the appointments of nine new members that will serve on the City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board (WDB).

Appointed directly by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, the new members will join the 39 member body which oversees the City's public workforce system of WorkSource Centers, YouthSource Centers, HIRE LA's Youth and other training and employment initiatives.

Transforming the Workplace: Los Angeles Trans and Gender Nonconforming Workplace Assessment report cover

Transforming the Workplace: Los Angeles Trans and Gender Nonconforming Workplace Assessment Report is an assessment to better understand the workplace experience and related needs of the Trans and GNC community in Los Angeles.

City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board officers at the July 2019 annual meeting
On July 23, 2019, the City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board (WDB) held its annual, summer meeting at Friendship Auditorium in Griffith Park.

During the meeting, the WDB approved a set of online resources which identify the many apprenticeship opportunities in the region. These reports will be posted online and made available to the public. The tools will be useful for

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The seven Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) of Los Angeles County submitted their Regional and Local plan modifications and were awarded $8,709,066 on March 25, 2019 in Prison to Employment (P2E) Initiative funding! This represents a win for the re-entry and justice-involved individuals in Los Angeles County who make up a third of the State’s supervised population. Although there are currently some, informal re-entry services being provided by