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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 »
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 »
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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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Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Commits $1 Million To Thurgood Marshall College Fund
February 27, 2020
The agreement establishes a partnership that gives Southern Glazer’s access to TMCF’s diverse talent pipeline, connects Southern Glazer’s employees with HBCU students for mentoring and professional development, and provides student leaders with opportunities to pursue future careers with the Company. ... read more »
LADWP Commitment to Fostering Gender Equity Honored by Society of Women Engineers
February 27, 2020
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) was honored with two Society of Women Engineers (SWE) “WE Local” awards this month at the WE Local San Diego conference in San Diego, Calif. The Department received the Sustaining Benefactor award, while its LADWP-SWE chapter was selected for the Outstanding Professional Development Event award. ... read more »
Ford Fund Teams Up with the California African American Museum to Kick off Men of Courage Greater Los Angeles Barbershop Challenge
February 27, 2020
Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, is joining forces with the California African American Museum (CAAM) to offer community focused barbershops in the Greater Los Angeles area the opportunity to compete for a $10,000 grant. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Feb. 25, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
February 25, 2020
Religious leader Elijah Muhammad passed away in Chicago, 1975. ... read more »
South LA Construction Career Academy Prepares Students for In Demand Construction Jobs
February 21, 2020
Los Angeles Urban League’s Construction Career Academy (CCA) held its first class of the new year this past week with a full house of diverse men and women of all ages looking to get into a construction trade.  CCA and many other workforce development programs are trying to fill employment gaps as labor shortages continue to plague the construction industry. ... read more »
SBA Administrator Carranza’s Statement on January 2020 Jobs Report
February 14, 2020
U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza today issued the following statement in response to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Situation Summary for January. According to the just-released report, 225,000 new jobs were created in January, and the employment rate rose slightly to 3.6 percent due to the labor force participation rate increased to 63.4%. The report comes on the heels of two reports released this week indicating new U.S. jobless claims fell by 15,000 to 202,000 – a 50-year low – while private payrolls soared by 291,000 in January, the largest gain in nearly five years.  Administrator Carranza said: ... read more »
Will Your Dream Job Ever Become Your Reality?
January 16, 2020
If one of your resolutions for the start of the new calendar year is the pursuit of that ever-elusive dream job, you’re not alone. A survey of 2,000 American adults taken by the virtual phone company, TollFreeForwarding, revealed that only about 24% of respondents will ever get to become what they wanted to be when they were younger. And just a tiny fraction of us — only 10% — can make that claim right now. ... read more »
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