HIRE LA’s Youth

The City’s youth employment initiative coordinates public and private resources to expand job opportunities for L.A.’s next generation of talent.

Key Impact

Doubled the Hire LA Youth program participants to 20,000 youth hires by 2020.

The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles provides support, working with the City’s Employment & Workforce Development Department to coordinate additional private contributions and public resources in support of youth employment efforts. HIRE LA’s Youth offers students and young adults between the ages of 14 and 24 job training, workforce skills development, and employment opportunities within the private sector. HIRE LA’s Youth gives many of its participants their first exposure to a formal work environment. Summer employment means positive activity while students are out of school and lots of valuable work experience for the future.

Since it began in 2013, HIRE LA’s Youth has placed more than 43,000 young people in summer jobs. As one of his first promises in office, Mayor Eric Garcetti pledged to offer 10,000 jobs to eligible youth in the summer of 2014. In 2016, the program surpassed its goal of 15,000 youth employed and met the goal of hiring 20,000 young people for year-round employment by 2020.

For more information:  https://www.hirelayouth.com/

Issue Area

Education & Workforce Development, Youth

Partners

LA City Employment & Workforce Development Department
Los Angeles Worksource Centers
Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board

Funders

Partial List
AT&T
Cities For Financial Empowerment Fund Inc.
Goldman Sachs Gives
The Walt Disney Co.

Programs Similar to HIRE LA’s Youth

  • The City’s youth employment initiative coordinates public and private resources to expand job opportunities for L.A.’s next generation of talent.

  • Expanding equitable access to high-quality out-of-school time educational opportunities for K-12 youth in Los Angeles.

  • Empowering young Angelenos to pursue higher education while helping them to start the careers of their dreams with the skills and experience to succeed.

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