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A quality job can change a person, a family, and a community. Council District 8 is still suffering through a jobs crisis due to decades of disinvestment. Right now, the Eighth District has:

  • The fewest employed people in the City 
  • The highest rate of unemployment (10%),
  • Only 3,000 residents make over $50,000 per year, (the fewest in the City),
  • Only 23,000 workers are employed within the Eighth District, and
  • African American still have a lower employment rate than they did before the Great Recession.

However, even amidst this crisis, there is an opportunity.

The public sector has historically been a tool to help Black communities build financial stability. New public investments in transportation, infrastructure, schools, and Los Angeles International Airport are creating high-paying, public sector jobs across the LA. Additionally, the City of Los Angeles, needs to hire workers to respond to an increased demand for city services. Councilmember Harris-Dawson is leading the charge to bring jobs to the communities that need them the most and ensure City Council District 8 residents are prepared to seize these new opportunities. By focusing on well-paying public sector jobs across the City of Los Angeles, we can create a stronger economy in South LA and a responsive City. The councilmember is using local hire initiatives to ensure projects that serve our district also provide carreer opportunities to our residents.

Targeted Local Hire Program

Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson is working to remove systemic barriers preventing City Council District 8 residents from accessing public sector careers. The City of Los Angeles' Targeted Local Hire (TLH) program is an alternative pathway for residents to access to career opportunities with the City of Los Angeles without needing to take a Civil Service Exam. The program is targets residents who may face barriers to employment and have traditionaly been excluded from quality public sector careers.  Targeted Local Hire participants apply to receive on-the-job training, mentorship and complete a paid assessment period before transitioning to full-time civil service employment.

To find out more information and to sign up for the Targeted Local Hire Program, please contact LA Local Hire by sending an e-mail to lalocalhire@lacity.org.

Apply for a City Job Today

  • TELEVISION ENGINEER 7615
    on January 16, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY: $78,153 to $114,213 NOTE: Annual salary is at the start of the pay range. The current salary range is subject to change. Please confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer. A Television Engineer performs difficult technical engineering work in the design, installation, maintenance, and repair of television video and audio components and systems; provides technical direction in the planning, construction, maintenance, and operation of television and audio components and systems; assists with the selection and purchase of video and audio equipment in accordance with City purchasing procedures; responsible for the procurement of maintenance supplies and parts; provides training and technical assistance on the proper use of video and audio equipment; and does related work. […]

  • FIREFIGHTER 2112 (Application period begins February 11, 2020)
    on January 16, 2020 at 6:22 pm

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  • CIVIL ENGINEERING DRAFTING TECHNICIAN 7232
    on January 14, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY$51,907 to $75,898The salary in Los Angeles World Airports and the Harbor Department is $56,522 to $82,643.The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $71,660 to $89,011; $74,666 to $92,748; $76,191 to $94,649; and $77,840 to $96,716. NOTES: For information regarding reciprocity between the City of Los Angeles departments and LADWP, go to http://per.lacity.org/Reciprocity_CityDepts_and_DWP.pdf. Annual salary is at the start of the pay range. The current salary range is subject to change. Please confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer. Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions.A Civil Engineering Drafting Technician performs drafting using a Computer Aided Drafting    and Design (CADD) system and other tools, in the preparation of engineering designs, plans, and maps. […]

For more job opporunities, check out the City's website.