Please see our COVID-19 Resources and Updates page for the LATEST Employment and UnEmployment Info!

Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC)

Reentry Community Health Worker – Department of Family Services -Reentry DHS

Download more info here


The Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health 

Health Program Specialist II
Position # 065-934-8336-001
Job Control: JC-203940
Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Apply here

Children's Defense Fund-CA
Policy Associate – Youth Justice Team, Los Angeles County Focus

Please go to the website below and enter "California" in the search box to see the full Youth Justice Policy Associate job description and application instructions.

You can direct any questions to Dominique at dnong@childrensdefense.org.

100 Case Workers Needed!

Tarzana Treatment Center is currently partnering with LASHA and recruiting 100 case workers and managers for all the new homeless shelters they are opening up throughout Los Angeles county to fight the spread of the virus.
Pay is flexible and they will consider people with any type of case management experience.  Preference is for those who have prior shelter experience. This is front line work and they will have protective equipment issued. However, they will be with the homeless community that is not currently feeling sick, hoping to get them off the street before they get ill.
Client Services Manager – this would be similar to a Shelter/Operations Manager. In charge and oversee operations for the Site
Case Manager – Assist with referrals and provide support to clients/residents for linking to housing and support services, mental heal and substance abuse treatment during temporary housing and assist with creating plan for after.
Any interested candidates they can email Eric directly eric.matheson@accountingprincipals.com

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:
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

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.


Visit our Covid-19 Resource and Update page for lots of information about Employment during this time AND Unemployment!

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.

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.

Take the Survey

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


Click here for the FACT SHEET


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.


LARRP Employment Committee Meeting

May 21st, 2:00pm-3:30pm
No Password Required

  • REDF (Roberts Enterprise Development Fund) has been tracking the Federal COVID-19 stimulus bills and has organized a coalition of evidence-based organizations, mostly employment social enterprises (ESEs), to advocate for ESE inclusion and resources to go directly to ESEs. Manie Grewal, REDF Head of Policy, is leading this effort along with two of REDF’s national policy partners America Forward and Results for America, and she will share the advocacy efforts this group is focusing on and if interested, how organizations can get involved.
  • Nicole Jeong and Rashida Harmon from Root and Rebound will provide updates on Amazon fair chance hiring practices and the occupational licensing workgroup's efforts
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