July 6, 2016
Connecting young people to meaningful employment is an important step in helping them build work experience and start pursuing the careers of their dreams. Mayor Eric Garcetti today joined L.A. County Supervisors Hilda Solis and Don Knabe to mark the success of the 2016 HIRE LA’s Youth program and push for new opportunities to get more young people into jobs.
[Photo: Martin Hernandez (third from left), YPI College & Career Specialist, with AmeriCorps YPI Promise Corps member and four youth who are getting summer jobs]
HIRE LA’s Youth provides jobs for Angelenos between the ages 14 and 24, placing them in a variety of industries — including transportation, healthcare, hospitality, entertainment, government, and financial services. Along with work experience, the program offers training opportunities, on-the-job mentoring, financial capability workshops, and other resources.
YPI joins dozens of public and private sector employers like the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Citi, Disney, and Starbucks. Out of a total 15,000 jobs through LA Hire in 2016, YPI’s Summer Youth Employment Program will provide jobs for 300 Opportunity Youth.