Los Angeles City Council District 8 staff, WLCAC BSR Alphonso Reed with the owner of Trillum Drivers at the South LA Job Fair on November 18, 2021
More than 110 job seekers connected with over 30 employers searching for qualified candidates at the South Los Angeles Job Fair on November 18, 2021.

In partnership with the Office of Councilmember Marqueece-Harris Dawson (CD8) and Councilmember Joe Buscaino (CD15), the event was held at the Southeast LA

Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center participants with their program certificates
The Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center (YSC) provides ongoing job training and certification programs to help youth increase their chances of finding living-wage jobs.

The "Tech" helped youth participants complete several

Jesse, a Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center participant, receiving his boots and on his father's construction job
Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center (YSC) participant Jesse recently graduated from high school and he was determined to get into California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA). He said that earning safety training certifications in OSHA 10 and Post COVID-19 Awareness Training and Cal/OSHA Confined Spaces helped prepare him for entering the workforce.

"Earning my

Jose Luis Gutierrez, owner of Image Limousine
The West Valley BusinessSource Center (BSC) helped Jose Luis Gutierrez, owner of Image Limousine, successfully obtain grants and loans to keep his business afloat during COVID-19.

Jose held different jobs until he felt comfortable enough to start his own business. In 2006, Jose took the leap and launched his own company.

Skylar successfully completed Class A Transport Training through the L.A. Rise Program
EWDD is a leadership team partner of the Los Angeles Regional Initiative for Social Enterprise (LA:RISE). This innovative, collaborative partnership unites the City and County of Los Angeles' Workforce Development System (WDS) with non-profit social enterprises and for-profit employers to help individuals with high barriers to employment get good jobs and stay employed.

After serving 12 years in prison, Skylar,

Ms. Parra, a LARCA 2.0 Program participant
EWDD administers the jobs and education program for the City's Gang Injunction Curfew Settlement, also known as the Los Angeles Reconnections Career Academy (LARCA) 2.0. The program provides benefits to settlement members, including free job training, tuition assistance and tattoo removal. The benefits can also be transferred to immediate family members.

Ms. Parra enrolled in the LARCA 2.0 Program in 2020. She struggled with