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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.

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  • WATER UTILITY OPERATOR 5854
    on November 13, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY $59,633 to $74,061; $66,147 to $82,204; $69,217 to $86,004; $77,109 to $95,776 NOTES:Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions. Annual salary is 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 Water Utility Operator inspects, operates, and maintains electric water pumping plants, reservoirs, wells and related water facilities; patrols reservoirs to locate hazardous or potentially hazardous conditions; and monitors the operation of the computerized Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA). […]

  • ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING DRAFTING TECHNICIAN 7532 (B)
    on November 13, 2019 at 5:11 am

    ANNUAL SALARY$51,907 to $75,898The salary in the Harbor Department is $56,522 to $82,643.The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $71,660 to $89,011 and $76,191 to $94,649. 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. An Electrical Engineering Drafting Technician performs electrical drafting using a Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) system in the preparation of engineering designs. An employee in this classification makes computations in the preparation and maintenance of electrical and communication design drawings, wiring diagrams, plans, and charts relating to the construction, operation, and maintenance of a wide variety of electrical installations and facilities. […]

  • ASPHALT PLANT OPERATOR 4143
    on November 8, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY$45,936 to $67,129 and $52,137 to $76,212NOTES:1. Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions. 2. The current salary range is subject to change. Please confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer. DUTIES:An Asphalt Plant Operator performs routine operating functions, and maintenance, inspection and repair activities of asphalt plant machinery and its appurtenances; or measures, weighs and mixes bituminous materials and aggregate, according to formula, by operating mixing machinery; operates dryers, pumps, and auxiliary equipment or assists in such work; and performs a variety of maintenance and regular repair tasks some of which are performed in confined spaces and heights above 75 feet. An Asphalt Plant Operator monitors and evaluates asphalt plant operations and makes adjustments and corrections when necessary, and reads and interprets operation/maintenance manuals. […]

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