L.A. stories of inspiration and success

L.A. stories of inspiration and success

LA City Councilmember Tim McOsker of CD 15 at the Job Resource Fair featured in Juneteenth 400’s annual Juneteenth Celebration (pictured above center with EWDD staff members Aron Thompson and Elisa Lam on the left and Harbor Gateway WSC staff Peter Phou and Jennifer Angeles Weyh on the right)
In an effort to continue to support employers and job seekers post-COVID, EWDD has been coordinating with its workforce development system providers (WorkSource, YouthSource, and BusinessSource Centers) to host job fairs and hiring events throughout the city of Los Angeles. These job fairs have created opportunities for employers to gain access to qualified candidates and for job seekers to find work.

In partnership with Juneteenth 400, a nonprofit organization that hosts an annual Juneteenth Celebration, EWDD worked with NAACP’s San Pedro/Wilmington Vice President Joe Gaitlan and Port of Los Angeles’ David Labatique to host a job fair at the Juneteenth Picnic on Saturday, June 17, 2023.

Over 40 job seekers attended to meet with employers, including Southeast WorkSource, the City of LA’s Targeted Local Hire Program, FedEx Express, Ulta Beauty, UCLA Health, LAUSD and 12 other employers. Councilmember Tim McOsker also attended the event to thank employers for coming out and supporting the community.

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 June 19, 2023. Read this issue and more.