Mayor Eric Garcetti has set a goal of finding summer and  year-round jobs for 15,000 youth through the 2016 HIRE LA’s Youth initiative.  A starter job is key in helping young people ages 14 to 24 learn about the workplace, find a mentor and enter a path to meaningful and lifelong employment.  A healthy economy starts at the ground floor - with a base of trained and capable workers.

Are you in?


For employers, there are three ways to be involved:
Youth candidate is matched to your company
Hire a youth directly
Sponsor a youth
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HIRE LA’s Youth will help you prepare for a summer or year round job.  We will help you write your resume, practice interviews and learn how to manage the money you will be earning.  Out of school?  No problem.

We will help you get back on track and on your way to a career.  Applications often exceed jobs available.  HIRE LA’s Youth uses a lottery system to select applicants.

Click here to view a KMEX Spanish language video with details about HIRE LA’s Youth

Mayor Eric Garcetti, in partnership with the L.A. City Council, the City’s Workforce Development System, the Community College District, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and community businesses and organizations, is committed to providing 15,000 summer jobs to the city’s young people ages 14 - 24.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Call 213.744.7333  TTY:TTD number 213.744.9395

City of Los Angeles

L.A. Youth at Work partners with HIRE-LA Youth and the City of Los Angeles to prepare young adults for internships and entry-level jobs.

Learn how to write your resume, prepare for an interview, do well on the job and more.

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