Stay Engaged with Council District 8



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

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    on July 19, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY $67,776 to $99,096 NOTE: 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. DUTIES A Special Events Coordinator plans, coordinates, conducts, and promotes special events and programs hosted by the employing City of Los Angeles department and does related work. […]

    on July 19, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    A Safety Engineer Elevators inspects escalators, elevators, moving walks and similar devices for conformance to State laws and City ordinances regulating their design, installation, maintenance, and operation. […]

    on July 19, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    ANNUAL SALARY $45,936 to $51,197; $45,727 to $66,857; and $48,232 to $70,490 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. DUTIES A Traffic Officer patrols an assigned area on foot, bicycle, or in a vehicle to enforce motor vehicle parking regulations; issues warnings or citations for illegal parking by entering information into a hand-held computer; impounds vehicles; and directs vehicular and pedestrian traffic at a specific intersection or other specified location. Traffic Officers at the highest pay grade will be expected to direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic on a daily basis at various assigned locations. They may provide the initial field training to new Traffic Officers on a temporary short-term basis, and may serve as acting, on-site supervisors on a temporary short-term basis. Traffic Officers may be assigned to work any work shift, including weekends and holidays, and may be assigned to work in any geographic location in the City of Los Angeles. Work must be performed outdoors in all weather conditions. Work shifts may also be extended in emergency situations. […]

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