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Welcome to

Hire La's Youth

This year, Hire LA's Youth is offering virtual and in-person jobs for young people, between the ages of 14 and 24, who live in the City of Los Angeles and meet the eligibility criteria. All COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed at in-person job sites.

The program 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.

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2022 is a unique year for Hire LA’s Youth. But the program continues and is stronger than ever because the City of Los Angeles knows that opening the door to a job is life-changing for any young person, especially those facing economic and social challenges.

New paid jobs this year will keep young people safe and allow them to contribute to the recovery and re-imagining of our City.

  • ALL-VIRTUAL job opportunities from the safety of your home — packed with an engaging online curriculum on career and entrepreneurship training, resume writing, leadership coaching, and project-based activities. (Available to youth ages 14 - 24)
  • IN-PERSON job opportunities with health and safety protocols in place — focused on economic recovery and restoration, environmental and beautification projects, and other essential and traditional work as Los Angeles continues to re-open. The program will also provide you with the tools you need to navigate the current job market and find lasting employment in 2022 and beyond. (Available to youth ages 18 - 24)


A 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.

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“Young people are our present and our future and I believe in investing in their futures. Providing youth with paid work opportunities to thrive and grow professionally will have a lasting impact for generations to come.”

- Mayor Karen Bass

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