HEAL Training Program

Applications are being accepted for the second cohort of the Healthcare Employment Advancement Ladder (HEAL) training program.

This paid training is for people with lived experience of homelessness. The training will teach participants to turn their lived experience into lived expertise in order to support their peers currently experiencing homelessness. It will be coupled with linkages to internships, job coaching, and employment pathways. The training will take place in September and October, 2018, and applications are due July 9.

Application and More Info

Project Round/A New Way of Life is Hiring a Housing Coordinator/Life Coach

The Project Rebound / A New Way of Life Housing Initiative will provide holistic, healing, life-affirming reentry housing and wraparound support services to improve academic, psychosocial, and employment outcomes for formerly incarcerated Cal State Fullerton students.

Job Description

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

Director of Reentry
Homelessness Policy Director
Homeless Policy Analyst
Reentry Resource & Outreach Coordinator

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.

Job description... (BiLingual For American Apparel

Job Description LA Rise Program

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.

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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.

Job description...

 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.

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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 joseph.wise@changelives.org

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Whole Person Care – Los Angeles (WPC–LA)
There are great job opportunities for Staff Analyst, Health positions within Whole Person Care-Los Angeles, as well as Staff Analyst series positions in our Office of Diversion and Re-entry, Housing for Health, and Substance Abuse Prevention and Control programs.
These are great opportunities for individuals to work on mission-driven teams tackling some of the most challenging issues we face in Los Angeles.  There is an exam/bulletin pending release very soon, and we wanted to see if we could get you to do some recruitment on behalf of our programs.
People who apply and land on the list will have opportunities across programs, but for WPC-LA, we've pulled together a 2-page handout describing available positions.
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.

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.

Click here to read the full article

LARRP Employment Committee Chair
Maria Alexandra

LARRP Employment Committee Meeting schedule:

4th Thursday of Each Month
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Amity Foundation,
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.

Committee Goals

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:

07/01/2017                       $12.00
07/01/2018                       $13.25
07/01/2019                       $14.25
07/01/2020                       $15.00


Employers with 25 or fewer employees or Non-profit corporations with 26 or more employees with approval to pay a deferred rate:

07/01/2017                       $10.50
07/01/2018                       $12.00
07/01/2019                       $13.25
07/01/2020                       $14.25
07/01/2021                       $15.00

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.

Success Stories

Employment changes lives. Success is possible. We would like to share some of those success stories with you.

mcith_RickyRicky’s Story
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.


mcith_ErnieErnie’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


Ron’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