Participants of the HireLA's Youth Summer Employment Program and the future of LA's economy
Cathay Bank recently donated $30,000 to the HIRELA’S Youth program, providing funding for 10 summer jobs.

The City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) administers the HIRELA’s Youth program, an initiative supported by Mayor Eric Garcetti to provide young Angelenos ages 14 to 24 opportunities year-round to obtain their first job and get on a career pathway to become lifelong earners.

Nearly 17,000 youth signed up for the program in 2017, which includes 120 paid hours at a supervised worksite, along with basic financial literacy and work skills training.

Mayor Garcetti has set a goal of 20,000 jobs by 2020, whether it’s a summer internship or year-round, full-time employment. Through the HIRELA’s Youth initiative, the City of LA partners with employers to help fill those positions.

There are thousands of motivated young job seekers in the City hoping for a chance to work. The HIRE LA's Youth program helps our young adults make the transition to their first or second job and sets them on a career path that benefit local businesses and LA's economy.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of 5/28/2018. Read this issue and more.