As the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) gears up for its inaugural Major League Soccer (MLS) season, Councilman Curren Price is organizing a job fair Feb. 9 to fill more than 1,000 jobs coming to South LA.
The Council District 9 hiring event will be held from 4-8 p.m. at 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles 90037 (in the building west of the California African American Museum). Job seekers are encouraged to dress in business casual attire and bring copies of their resumes as the LAFC is expected to make some job offers on the spot.
The hiring spree comes ahead of the LAFC’s first MLS game against the Seattle Sounders on April 29 at Banc of California Stadium in Expo Park.
“I am deeply committed to expanding access and opportunities to employment in the 9th District,” Councilman Price said. “My Office consistently advocates for strong local hire programs that allow our neighbors to provide for themselves and their families and build a brighter future.”
Councilman Price negotiated a 40 percent local hiring agreement with the LAFC that provides livable wages jobs in South LA. The 22,000 seat, $350 million development will create more than 3,000 jobs for the community. It has also provided significant job training and placement for local residents.
At the upcoming LAFC job fair, candidates will have the opportunity to learn about more than 1,000 part-time and full-time jobs that will be available. Open positions include: Guest Experience Representative; Safety Officer; Food Services; Housekeeping, and others.
Free parking will be available in the California Science Center parking structure, off 39th and Figueroa.
“This is a chance for anyone who’s looking for employment to work at a state-of-the-art venue and be a part of Los Angeles’ history,” said Councilman Price. “I want my constituents to benefit from this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, which is why I’m holding this job fair dedicated to people living in the Ninth District.”
For more information on the LAFC Job Fair for CD 9, contact Councilman Price’s Constituent Service Center at (323) 846-2651.