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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.

The Bridge to Jobs program expands on Targeted Local Hire by including two new positions that help residents access careers with the city without requiring a Civil Service exam. View the Bridge to Jobs Information Sheet to read through the qualifications and learn more about these new positions.

To find out more information including how to to sign up for the Targeted Local Hire or Bridge to Jobs programs, please visit lalocalhire.lacity.org or send an e-mail to lalocalhire@lacity.org.

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  • SYSTEMS ANALYST 1596 (D)
    on April 4, 2020 at 1:06 am

    ANNUAL SALARY$70,156 to $102,562The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $74,040 to $91,997 and $87,487 to $108,701. NOTES:Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions.  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. For information regarding reciprocity between the City of Los Angeles departments and LADWP, go to http://per.lacity.org/Reciprocity_CityDepts_and_DWP.pdf.A Systems Analyst analyzes procedures, methods and operations of computer-based information systems; designs, implements, and recommends information systems to improve the efficiency and economy of City operations; performs cost benefit and feasibility analyses related to the modification of existing computer-based information systems, the maintenance and support of information systems, or the implementation of new computer-based systems; accesses and analyzes information from automated files using high-level retrieval languages. […]

  • PROGRAMMER ANALYST 1431 (E)
    on April 4, 2020 at 12:55 am

    ANNUAL SALARY   $65,124 to $95,212; $69,467 to $101,560; $75,815 to $110,851; $81,995 to $119,913; and $88,364 to $129,184The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $85,440 to $106,133; $91,370 to $113,524; $99,952 to $124,194; $108,262 to $134,488; and $116,343 to $144,552.NOTES:Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions. 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. For information regarding reciprocity between the City of Los Angeles departments and LADWP, go to: http://per.lacity.org/Reciprocity_CityDepts_and_DWP.pdf. A Programmer Analyst does technically difficult programming and application or software support; analyzes existing systems and procedures; determines the feasibility of data processing applications; designs and participates in the implementation of systems of computer programs; and may act as a lead analyst or project leader in supervising technical employees who are performing such work. […]

  • WASTEWATER TREATMENT ELECTRICIAN 5615 (B)
    on April 3, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY $104,003 (flat-rated) and $114,359 (flat-rated) NOTES:Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions. The current salary range is subject to change. Please confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer.A Wastewater Treatment Electrician performs skilled electrical work in the installation, maintenance, overhaul, repair, and testing of power generating and distribution equipment, rotating equipment and their associated digital and analog controls including micro-processor based controls, devices and systems; utility protective relays and controls; fiber optic cable, terminations and devices; communications and signaling systems; standby and emergency power sources, and other electrical equipment found in wastewater collection and treatment facilities; and may serve as a lead worker for other employees engaged in this work.NOTE: A Wastewater Treatment Electrician may be required to work nights and/or weekends. […]

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