L.A. stories of inspiration and success

L.A. stories of inspiration and success

EWDD General Manager Carolyn Hull (center) poses with Harbor WorkSource Center staff at the Harbor Regional Connect-LA Job Fair in early March 2023
More than 400 job seekers attended the South/West/Harbor Connect-LA Job Fair in early March 2023 at the Harbor Occupational Center.

Upwards of 70 employers attended in search of qualified candidates to fill more than 2,500 jobs. The job fair offered on-site interviews for opportunities in various industries, including education, government, health care, hospitality, maritime, and transportation.

Councilmember Tim McOsker (CD 15) delivered opening remarks and encouraged attendees to consider careers at the City of Los Angeles. “It is so important for us to connect people to jobs and connect people to opportunities to connect people to careers.”

Representatives from the EWDD’s WorkSource, YouthSource and BusinessSource Centers were on hand, representing centers from the Harbor, West and South LA. EWDD General Manager Carolyn Hull also provided remarks. The quarterly Connect-LA resource fair is part of a larger effort to bring together regional partners in order to provide more opportunities for job seekers, youth and small businesses in the City of LA.

“I look forward to participating in more upcoming resource fairs across the City in partnership with our local elected officials, City family, and community service providers,” said Ms. Hull.

EWDD’s WorkSource Centers offer free job training, resume assistance, and skill training and placement services to local job seekers. Centers also offer a variety of employment, training and support services to LA businesses. Learn about the many programs and benefits offered through our Employment Services and WorkSource Centers.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES from the week of March 13, 2023. Read this issue and more.