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A quality job can change a person, a family, and a whole community. However, Council District 8 is still suffering through a jobs crisis. Right now, the Eighth District has:

  • The fewest employed people in the City (105,000),
  • 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.

Even amidst this crisis, there is an opportunity.

New public investments in transportation, infrastructure, schools, and at the airport are creating good-paying, public sector jobs across the region. Additionally, the City of Los Angeles, who reduced jobs and services during the Great Recession, needs to hire workers to restore services and must replace workers who are ready to retire. Councilmember Harris-Dawson is leading the charge to bring jobs to the communities that need them the most. 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.

Targeted Local Hire Program

The City of Los Angeles Targeted Local Hire (TLH) program is an alternative pathway for residents of the City of Los Angeles to get access to career opportunities with the City of Los Angeles without needing to take a Civil Service Exam. The program is targeted to those who may face barriers to employment.  Candidates will receive on-the-job training and complete an assessment period before transitioning to civil service employment. 

To find out more information and to sign up for the Targeted Local Hire Program, please visit the website

Apply for a City Job Today

  • PARK SERVICES ATTENDANT 2412
    on March 22, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY $32,635 to $42,824 and $41,697 to $60,969NOTES: 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.A Park Services Attendant serves the public at, or operates, amusement, tennis reservation, lodge, auditorium, information booth or service facilities at City parks or recreational areas; or supervises such work in a lead capacity.NOTE:Some Park Services Attendants will be required to work weekends, evenings and holidays and can be reassigned to any work location in the City. They may be required to work overtime and in bad weather. […]

  • CHIEF OF OPERATIONS 7258 (REVISED ON 3-21-2019)
    on March 22, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY$90,473 to $132,274 and $95,463 to $139,582 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.A Chief of Operations supervises or assists in supervising a group of employees engaged in directing the airfield activities or managing passenger and cargo terminals at a Los Angeles World Airports' facility, and applies sound supervisory principles and techniques in building and maintaining an effective workforce. […]

  • EQUIPMENT MECHANIC (AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC) 3711 (B - APPLICATION PERIOD BEGINS MAY 10, 2019)
    on March 22, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY $78,675 (flat-rated); $80,972 (flat-rated); and $87,586 (flat-rated)The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $94,001 (flat-rated); $95,713 (flat-rated); and $100,119 (flat-rated)The salary in the Harbor Department is $81,760 (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. Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions. In most of these positions, higher salaries are paid for work on special equipment or in work environments that may be noisy and/or contain unpleasant materials or odors. 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 Equipment Mechanic does skilled mechanical work in the maintenance and repair of automotive transportation equipment and inspects such equipment to determine needed repairs. […]

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