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A New Way of Life: Multiple Positions Available
- Human Resource Manager
- Communications Manager
- Maintenance Technician
- Housing Coordinator
Formerly incarcerated persons are encouraged to apply.
If interested, send cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please add the position you are applying for in the subject line.
Senior Program Manager, Reentry Supportive Services
The Office of Diversion and Reentry (ODR) is seeking a Senior Program Manager for Reentry Supportive Services to work on programs serving Los Angeles County residents with justice involvement as they reenter their communities.
Root and Rebound
- California Policy Director
- In-Prison Programs Coordinator
- 2021 CA Changelawyers Legal Fellow
- Remote Law Clerks to support our work – in California and South Carolina (Spring & Summer 2021)
The Urban Peace Institute
Policy Associate, Smart Justice
The Smart Justice Policy Associate will work with UPI’s Smart Justice team and the LA County Division of Youth Diversion and Development (YDD) to develop a county-wide pre-arrest diversion training platform and support UPI’s existing juvenile justice transformation efforts with the Los Angeles Youth Uprising coalition. This is a fast-paced position that requires initiative, project and relationship management, coordination, and research and writing ability.
The AMAAD Institute is hiring!
Submit Cover Letter and Resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
KIWA - Korean Immigrant Workers Advocates
- Organizer (Organizer-in-Training, Organizer, or Senior Organizer)
- Communications Director (or Lead)
Community Organizer (Bilingual -- Spanish/English preferred) Location: Antelope Valley, California
Submissions received by January 15, 2021 will be prioritized. Decisions will be made by February 1st.
Bilingual (Spanish/English) Communications Associate
Submissions received by January 15, 2021 will be prioritized. Decisions will be made by February 1st.
IJ is Hiring for two Senior Positions!
We are looking for two new senior team members to help us grow and accomplish our big, abolitionist goals. We are now accepting applications for:
- Deputy Director (Los Angeles)Communications
- Director or Manager (Los Angeles)
ManifestWorks is Hiring
ManifestWorks is Hiring
Find your next great role at ManifestWorks, where the work you do will change lives.
Current opportunities, and our commitment to diversity, appear below.
Work Experience Jobs-$22 per hour Dec-2020
Pacific Gateway and the Harbor Gateway WorkSource Center is recruiting City of Los Angeles residents for a month long opportunity to give back to those most in need. These are paid Work Experiences that will provide an hourly wage of $22 for full time or 40 hours a week of employment at one of the community service and humanitarian relief centers located throughout the City of Los Angeles harbor communities of San Pedro and Wilmington.
Selected individuals will participate in approximately 160 hours of paid work experience (WEX). The goal is to obtain hands-on work experience to be competitive in securing permanent employment.
- Laid off, lost your job or not working due to COVID-19
- Resides in the City of Los Angeles (which includes San Pedro, Wilmington, Harbor City)
- Ability to work 40 hours per week
- Ability and willingness to work onsite at a shelter or community center
- Interested in securing permanent full-time employment after completing the paid work experience program
If interested, please contact Jaime Arias at email@example.com or via phone at (562) 570-3749
Mental Health Promoters
L.A. County Department of Mental Health is looking to immediately hire members of the Latino community as Mental Health Promoters. Mental Health Promoters are members of the community who are recruited to give presentations on mental health topics to groups in various settings within their community or online
The new Director of the ATI is hiring. See links below
Wesley Health Centers is currently seeking three new PrEP navigators
Healthcare Staffing Professionals
has an immediate need for Community Health Workers (CHWs), Research, and Administrative Staff to support the CHW Outreach Initiative in LA County. The Program objective is to address the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on communities of color, low-income communities, and other highly impacted communities throughout LA County. Effective community outreach ensures that accurate and up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 reaches all communities, especially those that are most highly impacted by the virus and is delivered in a culturally appropriate way via credible messengers who have trust in their communities.
The positions will start immediately upon acceptance and employment clearance and are initially funded through December 30, 2020. There is a possibility that positions will be extended past the of this year, but there is no guarantee that this will be the case.
CLICK ON EACH POSITION FOR MORE INFO
Employment Opportunities During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Workforce Development Resources and strategies during Covid19
- What industries are hiring more people because of the virus and what industries are down sizing? Also job search during the crisis. This site is updated regularly so check back periodically.
- If you have to work remotely, check out these helpful resources:
- 10 effects corona virus has had on job seekers and job search
- Management considerations for having your team work remotely: click here
- Employers are now using more phone and video interviews. Teach your job seekers how to do them here or here
- Remote work jobs are increasing in certain industries. If your job seekers have the skills and ability to work remotely, Google best websites to find remote jobs and you will see a lot of resources for finding remote jobs. This article has some good information about how to make remote work successful: here
- Hiring is slowing down and job search burnout is a growing barrier to employment. This article can help people avoid job search burnout.
- What employers need to know about corona virus in the workplace. Good information for you, your program management and your employers:
- How to cope with anxiety and stress about the virus:
The Following Organizations consistently have open Positions:
Shields for Families
Over 15 positions are posted for a wide range of human services positions, including for program managers, administrative assistants, drivers, mental health coordinators, community health workers, and Controller. Joe Paul Jr., Director of Workforce Programs joined the LARRP Steering Committee in March. To see a full list of open positions with Shields, click here.
Volunteers of America
LARRP member organization VOA is looking to fill over 100 positions! VOA has dozens of openings for case managers, housing specialists, monitors, and outreach workers, as well as clinical directors, program managers and job developers. Do you see yourself giving back to the community, making a meaningful difference in impacted people’s lives, helping to end homelessness and keeping people out of the revolving doors of LA County jail? If so, there may be the right job for you here.
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Has many job openings.
Visit our Covid-19 Resource and Update page for lots of information about Employment during this time AND Unemployment!
Getting an Occupational License Despite a Conviction History:
A webinar for directly-impacted people in California
Here is the Google Drive folder with materials that were referenced in the webinar.
The application for the 2020-2021 cohort of the California Justice Leaders (CJL) is NOW OPEN!!
California Justice Leaders-AmeriCorps (CJL). CJL is a first of its kind AmeriCorps program that intentionally hires young adults who have had previous involvement with the justice system and have demonstrated successful re-entry into their communities.
CJL members will offer coaching and re-entry navigation for youths currently in or recently released from California’s juvenile facilities. As part of the job, CJL members also receive extensive personal and professional training and development.
REGISTER NOW! Space is Limited
Do you have a complaint about any CA employer?
Please use this LINK submit a complaint to California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, who handles these complaints.
They say this complaint process is currently very underutilized, and they need people to submit complaints in order to investigate. LARRP members would need to submit complaints directly to them in order for any action to be taken.
Click here to see the Fair Chance Presentation on this subject given to the LARRP Employment Committee July 2020
Survey: Employment and Application Experiences with A Criminal Record
Root and Rebound wants to support YOU in getting a job you want. Many employers unfairly consider records in the hiring process -- and their consideration may even be illegal under state law.
We created this survey to better understand your experience in applying for jobs in order for us to support you and others with criminal records as you apply for employment.
Hire outside the box!
LARRP Employment Committee, Center for Living and Learning and LA:RISE showing up for #FairChanceHiring.
Employment Reentry Tools
AB 2138 "Fair Chance for Occupational Licensing" is coming into effect in July
Facts and Myths: Health Care Employment Opportunities for People with Criminal Records
Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center
Health care is one of the fastest-growing employment sectors in the country, with the demand for qualified workers greatly exceeding supply in many areas. But people who have criminal records are often unable to enter or advance within this relatively high-paying sector due to a complex web of legal barriers that make jobs and licenses difficult or impossible to obtain.
This webinar separates the myths from the facts about these barriers in order to develop a better understanding of the true scope and impact of employment-related collateral consequences in the health care sector.
INVEST is a program launched by LA County Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) and Probation Department, in collaboration with the County Office of Diversion and Re-Entry (ODR), to create employment opportunities for Adult Probationers in L.A. County. The program coordinates Probation supervision programs with the WDACS' workforce development system to provide training and support that will help Probationers enter into the workforce on a meaningful career path.
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;
- Identify entrepreneurial opportunities to improve and increase employment readiness and job placement for formerly incarcerated or convicted people 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.”
Previous Employment Committee Presentations
To watch a recording of the January Employment Committee meeting:
CLICK HERE and enter password o@U89u*C
Fair Chance Employment for Individuals in Reentry
Presented by Root & Rebound November 18, 2020
The July Employment meeting was a presentation on Fair Chance Laws and How to Report Violations.
Making the Business Case to Employers
In case you missed the meeting with a special presentation on “Making the Business Case to Employers”, Click here for a recording Password : 9F+6raS6
Requested Materials form the meeting:
From Brianna Dau, The Fair Chance Hiring Took Kit
From Nirshila Chand her pilot testing called CareerGenius is "a cutting edge program reaching English/Spanish speakers who have a track record of career coaching, advising, recruiting, workforce development, etc.
In addition, recruiting participants who want help with planning your career path? Don’t know what skills you need to get hired? This is a volunteer-based program at the moment and free." email Nirshila Chand
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.
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.
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