L.A. Supervisors Approve Jobs Program for 2,200 Youth
2011-06-30 · By Editor
A program expected to create at least 2,200 jobs for economically disadvantaged youth was approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
“In these tough economic times, young people are really struggling to find employment, which limits their ability to gain necessary experience for the future,” said Supervisor Knabe. “This program will give them that experience and life skills, while providing local organizations with invaluable resources and support.”
The summer jobs program introduced by Supervisors Don Knabe and Zev Yaroslavsky last week was developed to address the extremely high unemployment rate for young people in Los Angeles County, which has reached 26.9 percent. Positions will be located throughout Los Angeles County at sites including County departments, local cities, non-profit, and for-profit organizations. These new jobs will include clerical, maintenance, grounds keeping, child care, teacher’s aid, and librarian assistance work.
Young people in foster care, on probation or those whose families receive welfare or general relief will be the priority for the program. Interested youth may find more information on the County’s website, lacounty.gov, where they will also be able to search for jobs by zip code.