Homeless Service Professionals Job Fair
April 13, 2018
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Mayor Eric Garrett, in partnership with LAHSA and the County of Los Angeles Homeless Initiative is hosting Homeless Services Professionals Job Fair of Los Angeles.
Homeless service providers throughout Los Angeles County are looking for qualified, motivated individuals to join the vital field of homeless services. It's a meaningful way to contribute to the movement to combat and prevent homelessness across the County-and the "Help Wanted" sign is out.
Through the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative and Measure H funds, these new employment opportunities will enable us to significantly ramp up service to those in need. Jobs range from front-line outreach workers and housing navigators to managers and executives.
The Mayor's Office is Hiring!
The primary function of the Office of Reentry is to assist in the formulation of policies and programs that support formerly incarcerated individuals to secure stability, resources, employment, housing, and reunification with their families, with the goal of reversing the cycle of long-term unemployment, instability, and displacement that grips the formerly incarcerated
Coalition for Responsible Community Development is hiring 3 Career Coaches
Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) is seeking visionary and dynamic individuals to join Vernon Central/LATTC WorkSource Center team as a Career Coach for our various programs.
These innovative full-time positions are based in Los Angeles, CA. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit CRCD's website to gain insight into the agency's mission.
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Five Keys are Hiring for the Five Keys Pit Stop Program
Our partners at Five Keys are hiring for the Five Keys Pit Stop Program! Five Keys is recruiting for Pit Stop Monitors with lived experience to staff Pit Stop (restroom facility) locations throughout Los Angeles. Formerly incarcerated individuals are encouraged to apply!
Five Keys will be hold 2 events:
02/06/18 - (Amity residents only): 2:00 PM
02/10/18 - 10:00 AM
Interested applicants should bring eligibility to work documents (i.e. ID, social security card), and a resume if possible.
Please contact Dave Bates at (323) 430-7567 if you have any questions about the job opportunity.
Justice Not Jails is Hiring for a Community Organizer
The Justice not Jails seeks to organize and train faith leaders (both clergy and lay) to bring a powerful faithful voice to impact public policy issues that reduce incarceration and promote successful re-entry into communities.
A New Way of Life is Hiring for a Employment/Social Enterprise Associate
The Employment/Social Enterprise Associate is responsible for providing workforce development services for formerly incarcerated women of color in Los Angeles. The Employment/Social Enterprise Associate will orient new participants, conduct workshops and provide on-going case management and retention support to clients as they re-enter the workforce.
The Employment/Social Enterprise Associate will work with outside agencies to identify and train clients in entrepreneurial opportunities. Additionally, this person will collaborate with the Center for Employment Opportunities and other community partners, business leaders and employers to identify job and entrepreneurial opportunities.
Justice Policy Institute is hiring for Director of Research and Policy
The Justice Policy Institute (JPI) seeks a Director of Research and Policy. Founded in 1997, JPI is a national nonprofit organization that promotes justice reform and advances policies that promote well-being and justice for all people and communities. JPI's research and analyses identify effective programs and policies; we disseminate our findings to the media, policymakers and advocates; and we provide training and technical assistance supports to people across the country working for justice reform.
Centinela Youth Services is hiring a Senior Program Specialist - Restorative Justice Center
The mission of Centinela Youth Services, Inc. (CYS) is to strengthen families and communities by empowering youth to resolve conflicts and overcome obstacles in order to become successful students and contributing adults. CYS is a 501c3 non-profit, restorative justice organization established in 1975. CYS operates a variety of innovative programs proven to increase student performance; reduce school dropout rates, gang involvement, youth violence and crime and ultimately help preserve families.
MIST Licensed Vocational Nurse Job Opening with Health Right 360
Do you have case management experience working with co-occuring clients? Are you action oriented? Do you want to work for an organization that is making a difference in counties across California? Are you passionate about helping people make and sustain change in their lives? If so, HealthRIGHT 360 is currently looking to fill a LVN position opening for our MIST Program in Los Angeles, CA.
Latino Coalition is Hiring for Southern California Program Manager
The Latino Coalition is looking to hire someone to work on their reentry grants. The Latino Coalition for Community Leadership operates as a national intermediary to give voice, leadership and resources to nonprofits in marginalized communities meeting the needs of individuals and families.
Employment Reentry Tools
New Roads to Second Chances:
Want to Work? Chrysalis can Help!
Chrysalis is looking for workers for New Roads, a transitional job and job placement program for formerly incarcerated men and women currently on parole or probation. The program is made possible by a partnership between the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Reentry, and is managed by Chrysalis. Chrysalis is a job preparation agency designed to help individuals find, get, and keep a job.
Interested participants can go to a Chrysalis orientation at any of our three locations, 8:00 am Monday – Thursday. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Joseph Wise, Project Manager for Roads at email@example.com
Whole Person Care – Los Angeles (WPC–LA)
The Whole Person Care Program is Hiring
The following positions are available and will serve as the Capacity-Building and Collaboration Team for the Whole Person Care Program.
- Regional Coordinator Center Director
- Regional Coordinating Center Supervisors
- Director of Capacity-Building
- Capacity-Building Coordinators
As our name suggests, all of our work will be conducted in close collaboration with community-based partners. In all these positions, we are placing a high value on several qualities/kinds of experience:
- Lived and/or work experience with the WPC issues of focus (homelessness, substance use disorder, reentry, severe and persistent mental illness, chronic illness, high risk pregnancy)
- Familiarity with the underlying causes of health inequities and strategies to address health inequities using community organizing and community development
- Experience working with or for community based organizations (CBOs) and/or as a liaison between public agencies and CBOs
- Strong connections to WPC communities of focus
- Knowledge of and experience using popular education methodology for building individual and community capacity
- Knowledge of and experience using the Community Health Worker/promotor/a modelPlease carefully consider and refer possible candidates for these positions, and disseminate this email widely. An internal application and review process will be conducted in parallel to the County hiring process; successful candidates may be brought on either as contractors or as County staff.
Brookings has come out with a new report on occupational licensing.
Here’s a summary:
Occupational licensing - the legal requirement that a credential is obtained in order to practice a profession—is a common labor market regulation that ostensibly exists to protect public health and safety. However, by limiting access to many occupations, licensing imposes substantial costs: consumers pay higher prices, economic opportunity is reduced for unlicensed workers, and even those who successfully obtain licenses must pay upfront costs and face limited geographic mobility. In addition, licensing often prescribes and constrains the ways in which work is structured, limiting innovation and economic growth.
Researchers have studied these licensing impacts, and much of their analysis is well-summarized in a 2015 report released by the Obama administration. One important finding is that licensed workers tend to earn more than similar workers who are not required to obtain licenses: they receive a wage premium relative to unlicensed workers.
LARRP Employment Committee Meeting schedule:
4th Thursday of Each Month
9:00 am to 11:00 am
3745 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Contact us to attend the next meeting, and to join our email list.
LARRP Employment Committee meeting on Thursday, April 26th features a special presentation by Brad Carson on Jobs Create Peace.
The presentation will feature:
- Support the creation/maintenance of Gang Truce Peacemakers that has the outcomes of increasing Public Safety, reducing crime, reducing recidivism, saving tax-payers money, and saving lives.
- Support the creation/maintenance of Local Hiring Ordinances implemented through Community Benefits Agreements/ Project Labor Agreements that has the outcomes of developing a pipeline of a Local skilled workforce and a Local economy
- Support Social Enterprises by Designing, Building, and Maintaining environmental, sustainable, safe, smart, resilient communities utilizing a pipeline of at-risk/high-risk offenders, community college students, and veterans from "Ground Zero"
Brad Carson is the Founder and Chairman for Jobs Create Peace and is known for getting jobs for gang-members as a way to increase public safety, reduce crime, reduce recidivism, save tax-payers money, and most importantly saves lives!
What Brad does is provide expert technical assistance to advocate, educate, and influence politicians and department heads, and other policy decision-makers in order to create Local Hiring Ordinances and "set-asides" for the targeted disadvantage population with targeted "at-risk" characteristics from within the targeted zip codes communities in major billion-dollar construction development projects.
Brad is the visionary Co-Founder of Playa Vista Jobs and Opportunities (PVJOBS) and United Jobs Creation Council (UJCC). He also is the President of Urban Hood Nation (UHN) and is a Los Angeles County Probation Officer for the InVest Unit.
The goals of the Employment Work Group are to:
- Research evidence-based/best practices in the areas of vocational and soft-skills training, apprenticeships, and on-the-job training;
- Explore Community Benefit Agreements/labor agreements; and,
- Identify entrepreneurial opportunities to improve and increase employment readiness and job placement for ex-offenders in LA county.
Employment Committee Mission
“To increase employment amongst the reentry population, resulting in greater stability, self-sufficiency, and an improved quality of life for the community at-large.”
Employers with 26 or more employees:
Employers with 25 or fewer employees or Non-profit corporations with 26 or more employees with approval to pay a deferred rate:
Employee Remedies including, but are not limited to, the following:
• Payment of wages unlawfully withheld;
• Payment of Sick Time Benefits unlawfully withheld; and/or
• An additional penalty of up to $120 to the Employee and up to $50 to the City for each day that either violation occurred or continued.
• In cases of retaliation, the Employee may be entitled to reinstatement and trebled the above.
An aggrieved Employee may file a civil court action.
Employment changes lives. Success is possible. We would like to share some of those success stories with you.
Prior to accessing services in the community, Ricky lived life in the fast lane. He faced huge barriers in his job search; limited work experience, a felony conviction, and a large employment gap. He felt lost, and did not know how to explain these barriers to an employer. Despite his barriers, Ricky was determined to succeed.
Click here to read Ricky’s story.
“I grew up in Southeast Los Angeles where three generations of my family lived and began using drugs and alcohol at age seven. My father was a heroin supplier to the East Los Angeles area, and was either in prison or just never home.
Click here to read Ernie’s story
I left home when I was 17; I had been abused by my stepfather and had been using drugs for about 4 years. I ended up in Hollywood about a year later with no money and no place to live in 1977. I met many people involved with drugs and began using them myself. I spent the years between 1985 and 1999 going in and out of prison, being homeless and addicted to drugs.
Click here to read Ron’s story