Employment Opportunities During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Root & Rebound List
Updated March 25th, 2020

Workforce Development Resources and strategies during Covid19

This is a list of resources and strategies for workforce development professionals to help you and your job seekers cope with the corona virus situation. The list has been compiled by Robbin and Associates .
Perhaps some of this information will be useful.
  • 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:


Job Developer
ARC is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Vocational/Educational Coordinator to join its Los Angeles team.
Community Health Worker Job Description
The Francisco Homes
Program Manager
The Office of Diversion and Reentry (ODR) is seeking a  program Manager to oversee contracts providing reentry supportive services to Los Angeles County residents with a history of justice involvement.
If you would like to apply for this position, please submit your CV/resume (maximum two pages) and a cover letter to: Vanessa Martin, Director of Reentry Services,
For more information about the general duties, qualifications, and salaries of the Program Manager role, please visit this page and search under the titles or item numbers listed for Staff Analyst; Item 4593.
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Work Order Solicitation (WOS)
Seeking one or more Respondents to enter into a Work Order with the County to provide Employment and Education Services. Please be advised that in order to apply for this WOS, Respondents must already have a Supportive and/or Housing Services Master Agreement (SHSMA). If a Respondent does not have a SHSMA in place, Respondents may also apply for a SHSMA at the time as applying for this WOS.
The solicitation is now posted at the Department of Health Services’ website. The link for the WOS is titled, SHSMA Work Order Solicitation (WOS) for Employment and Education Services.
If you need to apply for a SHSMA, it is located on the same page and titled, Request for Statement of Qualifications (RFSQ) for Supportive and/or Housing Services.
Vice President: Program and Partnerships: (Re:Power)
Position: Vice President: Program and Partnerships
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Location: Anywhere in the U.S. convenient to regular travel
Deadline: Open until filled
As a member of the senior leadership team and reporting to the Executive Director, the Vice President of Programs and Partnerships will lead a high performing team of Principals and Program Managers to coach, train, advise, support and work alongside leadership and staff of color at frontline progressive and social justice organizations. This person should have experience in community, electoral, political, or labor organizing as well as deep experience as a trainer and facilitator.
Christ Centered Ministries in Los Angeles, CA is looking for one Client Aide to join our 145 person strong team. Our ideal candidate is a self-starter, motivated, and hard-working.
The Client Aide is responsible for the building security, program structure, and safety of the clients in his/her assigned facility during the evening / nighttime hours. They are accountable for the needs of the program (environment of care, compliance, documentation, first aid and crisis management).

To apply please contact : Jameese Smith jameese@christcenteredministries.org

Two openings at the Courage Campaign

#1: Communications Director - lead their communications work, own their messaging at the organizational level, and bottomline their strategy to be a leading progressive voice in California politics. This would be a good fit for a great writer and storyteller with significant communications experience who cares deeply about social justice and has both the skills and the drive to advance powerful narratives that will move the needle on political conversations across California.
#2: Director of Elections - lead their endorsement and voter mobilization work in 2020 (and beyond). This would be a good fit for a veteran political strategist with a deep understanding of candidate campaigns, the skill and patience to navigate complex coalition dynamics, a nuanced grasp of earned media and digital organizing in an electoral setting, and the courage to challenge corporate Democrats.
The salary range for both roles is $72-88k, and both jobs are remote from anywhere in California.
Applicants for either role will be considered on a rolling basis, with priority given to those who apply before September 18, 2019. So if you're interested, it's best to get in your application ASAP.
The HOPICS Team is growing!

We are looking for dedicated and devoted individuals to contribute to our team. There are currently several positions open at HOPICS

Click here to visit the HOPICS Careers Page

The Following Organizations consistently have open Positions:

LARRP Steering Committee member Healthright 360 currently has over 100 jobs in the Los Angeles area.

CLICK HERE to see them all!

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.


Hire outside the box!

LARRP Employment Committee, Center for Living and Learning and LA:RISE showing up for #FairChanceHiring.

Employment Reentry Tools


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.

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

Click on the Flyer for more info

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.


Employment Committee Meeting

Thu Apr 23, 2020
2:00 -3:30 pm

Join via Zoom or Google Hangouts!

!!!! POSTPONED !!!

Navigating Reentry Employment in the Fair Chance Era for Workforce Professionals

This LARRP Employment Committee event has been postponed until future notice. 

If you bought tickets, they will be refunded.

Star tuned and stay healthy

LARRP Employment Committee Chair
Maria Alexandra
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;
  • 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.”


Click here for the
Ban the Box Fair Chance Initiative 

California Fair Chance Act (AB 1008) – “Ban the Box” Frequently Asked Questions


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.

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

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