What is HIRE LA’s Youth?

Mayor Eric Garcetti has set a goal of 20,000 jobs by 2020, whether it’s a summer internship or year-round, full-time employment.  Through the HIRE LA’s Youth initiative, the City of L.A. partners with employers to help fill those positions.  Youth are required to work at least 100 hours and receive workforce training before they arrive on the first day.

Why is this a priority?

Finding a first job is hard, especially for young people from neighborhoods that don’t have as much economic opportunity as others.  There are thousands of motivated young job seekers in the City of Los Angeles who are hoping for a chance to work.  With your partnership, we can help those youth make the transition to their first or second job, and possibly a career!

Who recruits the young people?  Youth are recruited through local schools, the city’s workforce development system, community colleges and community-based organizations.  They receive workforce readiness training that emphasizes basics such as time management, workplace courtesy and financial management.

Training endorsed by the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce, L.A. Workforce Development Board and Professionals in Human Resources Ass’n (PHRA)

How can I participate?

As an employer, there are three ways to participate:

  1. 1.Directly hire a youth

  2. 2.Offer supervised work through a subsidized internship

  3. 3.Sponsor a youth with a $2,300 pledge

To learn more

  1. Click here

  2. or

  3. Call 213-580-7599

  4. or

  5. Sign Up Now

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Call 213.744.7333  TTY:TTD number 213.744.9395

City of Los Angeles