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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 February 26, 2021 at 3:34 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. […]

  • STEAM PLANT ASSISTANT 5622
    on February 24, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY   $64,665 to $80,325; $89,742 (flat-rated); and $75,188 to $93,417 NOTES:   Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions. 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. A Steam Plant Assistant assists in either operating, maintaining, or repairing steam electric generating plant equipment, including mechanical, electrical control and instrumentation, and auxiliary equipment. SPECIAL INFORMATION   All entry-level positions have been designated as temporary training positions in accordance with Civil Service Rule 5.30. A Steam Plant Assistant must successfully complete a four-year intensive on-the-job and classroom training program in order to receive an appointment to a regular Steam Plant Assistant position.  A Steam Plant Assistant receives intensive on-the-job training as well as formalized training outside of working hours. A Steam Plant Assistant is subject to working nights, holidays and weekends on a rotating shift basis at various work locations throughout the City's power system. The relaying of instructions and complex technological information over the telephone and in person, in normal situations and under emergency conditions, requires that candidates be able to communicate orally in English in a clear and understandable manner. See the corresponding “Job Preview” for additional information regarding the duties of a Steam Plant Assistant in a trainee and/or regular position. The Job Preview is available on-line at http://per.lacity.org/exams/5622preview.pdf. […]

  • CIVIL ENGINEERING DRAFTING TECHNICIAN 7232 (C)
    on February 23, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY$54,872 to $80,262The salary in Los Angeles World Airports and the Harbor Department is $59,800 to $87,403The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $74,562 to $92,623; $77,694 to $96,507; $79,260 to $98,470; and $81,014 to $100,641.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. […]

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