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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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  • INSTRUMENT MECHANIC 3843
    on August 10, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY$115,341 (flat-rated)The salary in the Department of Airports is $117,450 (flat-rated)The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $111,081 (flat-rated)NOTES: 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. An Instrument Mechanic performs highly skilled field and shop work in inspecting, troubleshooting, adjusting, calibrating, servicing, maintaining, overhauling, repairing, and testing various automatic controls and indicating and recording instruments and devices; analyzes instrumentation and related system malfunctions to determine necessary repairs; and adjusts programs on instrumentation and controls required to interface with process control computers. […]

  • CUSTODIAN SUPERVISOR 3176 (A)
    on August 10, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY$38,744 to $56,689The salary for the Los Angeles World Airports is $43,346 to $63,391.The salary for the Department of Water and Power is $75,794 to $80,012 and $79,427 to $83,854.NOTES: Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions. For information regarding reciprocity between 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. A Custodian Supervisor assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of one or more groups of custodial employees engaged in a variety of cleaning and custodial tasks in City buildings, creates memoranda and supervisory paperwork on computers, communicates effectively via verbal, written and electronic formats, applies sound supervisory principles and techniques in building and maintaining an effective work force, and fulfills equal employment opportunity responsibilities. […]

  • SYSTEMS ANALYST 1596 (D)
    on August 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    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. […]

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