Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a new goal to hire 20,000 young people for year round employment by 2020, more than quadrupling the number of youth jobs coordinated by City Hall when he entered office.  A summer 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.  HIRE-LA’s Youth is an investment that pays off in lives today and holds the promise of a brighter future for our city and the entire region.

Are you in?

“Every young person deserves the opportunity to earn a paycheck and gain skills that will put them on a path to prosperity.” - Mayor Eric Garcetti

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.


For employers, there are three ways to participate:

-  Youth candidate is matched to your company

-  Hire a youth directly

-  Sponsor a youth

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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20,000 by 2020

Mayor Eric Garcetti, in partnership with the L.A. City Council, the L.A. Workforce Development System, the L.A. Community College District, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and local businesses and community organizations, is committed to providing 20,000 jobs year-round by 2020 to the City’s young people ages 14 - 24.