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EECI and AltaSea Unite to Bring ‘Blue’ Jobs to Watts Community
March 31, 2022
Careers in the “blue” or ocean economy will become more accessible for South Los Angeles residents, thanks to collaboration between the Entrepreneur Educational Center Inc. (EECI) and AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles. ... read more »
GLAACC Partners With Corporations to Advance Black Businesses
March 16, 2022
For over 15 years, the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce‘s (GLAACC) Business Evolution Program (BEP) has partnered with major corporations to provide entrepreneurs with the tools and resources they need to increase scale and achieve economic growth. ... read more »
New Report: Recovery Far From Over for So Cal’s Black Workers, Who Detail Economic and Social Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic
March 10, 2022
A report released today by the Center for the Advancement of Racial Equity (CARE) at Work, at the UCLA Labor Center, is the first large-scale study of Black workers in Southern California, which is home to 60% of the Black population in the state. ... read more »
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The Home Depot Hiring More Than 5,000 in Los Angeles
March 2, 2022
The Home Depot is hiring more than 5,150 part-time and full-time positions in Los Angeles to help with the busy spring season. ... read more »
Disney Dreamers Academy Program Awaits 2022 Class of Talented High School Students
February 3, 2022
Disney Dreamers Academy returns with a reimagined approach on March 3-6, marking its 15th year of broadening career awareness and creating exclusive opportunities for Black students and teens from underrepresented communities across America. ... read more »
Caltrans Set to Host Career Fair Wednesday in Downtown LA
November 1, 2021
Caltrans' local district office will hold a career fair Wednesday in downtown Los Angeles in hopes of filling current and future positions. The event by Caltrans District 7 will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the plaza in front of the Caltrans building at 100 S. Main Street. ... read more »
Keep our Shops on the Block Launches Digital Accelerator Program for Diverse Small Businesses
October 28, 2021
Following the success of the Keep Our Shops on the Block grant earlier this year, which deployed financial aid to 481 small brick-and-mortar businesses in the retail and personal care sector, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation Los Angeles (LISC LA) has expanded the program and the services offered and launched an invite-only digital literacy accelerator for diverse-owned businesses. ... read more »
PVJOBS AMONG 56 NONPROFITS RECOGNIZED BY L.A. SUPER BOWL HOST COMMITTEE AS ‘UNSUNG HEROES’ IN LEAD UP TO SUPER BOWL LVI
July 22, 2021
In its journey to Super Bowl LVI, the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee has selected PVJOBS as part of the official Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program – Champions Live Here. PVJOBS is among a total of 56 local “Champion” organizations that were designated for the Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program. These “Champion” organizations will receive grants and marketing recognition to support their work that represent diverse focus areas, including youth engagement, workforce development and social justice across the Los Angeles region. ... read more »
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5 Things to Remember During Your Job Search
July 1, 2021
Nearly 16 months after coronavirus lockdowns began, California is open for business. As job growth continues and the economy rebounds, beginning July 11, Californians who collect unemployment must look for work to maintain their benefits. EDD refers to these people as “claimants” – individuals who claim unemployment benefits. ... read more »
Lineworker Scholarship to Help Increase Diversity in Skilled Trades
April 15, 2021
Edison International launches its first scholarship to increase diversity among SCE’s craft lineworkers, with an initial focus on attracting Black participants. ... read more »
Power Co. Edison Is Recruiting Black Californians for Tech Scholarships, Jobs
April 8, 2021
EI administrators say the scholarship is being offered in partnership with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 47, which also distributes funding for the program. ... read more »
Some Contract Workers Worry They May Owe State for EDD Overpayments
December 24, 2020
A difficult year for unemployed Californians is closing out with one more thing for them to worry about.  ... read more »
In a dark moment for L.A.’s workforce, embracing the chance to build back better
December 24, 2020
Right now, more than 600,000 people in our city are unemployed in the fallout from this pandemic. They are disproportionately women and people of color. As we help them get back to work, we have an opportunity to set our city down a more equitable path.  ... read more »
We Must Ensure Young Adults Can Access Public Support During COVID-19
July 16, 2020
While President Franklin Roosevelt and a Democratic-led Congress were crafting the New Deal in the 1930s, and defending its Depression-era social programs against Republican opposition, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt amplified the voices of America’s youth when she expressed that she was terrified of losing an entire generation. America’s youngest workers, predominately in low-wage, low-skilled jobs, were most severely impacted then and during every major economic downturn since. The New Deal operationalized the most comprehensive relief, reform and recovery effort in U.S. history. It was inclusive of youth, providing young men and women with access to employment opportunities and financial assistance, though not equitably. Because of segregation, African Americans received less financial support than their white counterparts, even when they applied for it.  ... read more »
Report: Companies Owned by Women of Color Account for 89 Percent of All New Women-Owned Businesses
March 12, 2020
The annual report, based on U.S. Census Bureau data adjusted by Gross Domestic Product data, found that women-owned businesses continue to trend above all others. Over the past five years, the number of women-owned businesses increased by 21 percent, while all enterprises increased by only 9 percent. ... read more »

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