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THOUSANDS OF LOCAL JOBS!
"IT IS OUR TIME NOW! To organize ourselves and our communities as we reset and reboot our local economy coming out of this pandemic on top of epidemics.
Please spread the word that So FI Stadium has 3,000 jobs in Local Hiring. . The Clippers are coming next with Local Hiring . LAX has 14 $ Billion in Local Hiring. The Vermont/Manchester “SEED” Development project will have a direct impact on LA Metro’s 100 billion $ in Local Hiring. Jordan Downs Housing Development Project is a little less than 1 Billion $ with Local Hiring .
We either do this now or be “Gentrified”.
This is our “Kairos” moment. It is now time to converge our talents, gifts, skill, abilities, and assets in solidarity (singularity).
Call, text, or email me if you need a single point of contact for these Local Hiring Opportunities or stop by a local AJCC office (America’s Job Center of California) https://probation.lacounty.gov/invest-program/invest-locations/"
Offender Workforce Development Specialist
InVest Program/ AJCC
- Inside Out Writers – Case Manager, Alumni Program (6/30)
- CAMHPRO – Bilingual Cultural Equity & Support Coordinator (7/7)
- Human Impact Partners – Senior Program Associate, Capacity Building (7/8)
- Social Venture Partners Los Angeles:
- Root and Rebound
- Justice Accelerator Fund – Brand and Communications Lead and Program Lead
Community Organizing Fellow
ANWOL is seeking a formerly incarcerated, or systems impacted individual, to join our office for an intensive year-long fellowship program. The individual will have the chance to learn about grassroots organizing, legislative and administrative advocacy, and other strategies to run local and statewide campaigns.
Deadline: June 23, 2021
Housing for Health
is hiring over 40 full-time Community Health Workers to support our COVID vaccination efforts in people experiencing homeless and those who are at risk of becoming homeless.
These field-based positions will be based throughout Los Angeles.
A New Way of Life is Hiring
If interested, send cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Please add the position you are applying for in the subject line.
(Click on titles below to view job descriptions.)
Formerly incarcerated persons are encouraged to apply.
ODR Hiring Data Analyst for Reentry Services
The position will be for one year to start with the potential to extend contingent upon the availability of grant funds.
LA COUNTY PARKS IS HIRING RECREATION LEADERS FOR SUMMER 2021
Applications accepted Monday, April 26, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.
through Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
For more information or to access the online application (opening Monday), please visit the County of Los Angeles jobs website: CLICK HERE
Lo Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (L.A. CADA)
Santa Fe Springs, CA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add the position you are applying for in the subject line.
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