Today the Board passed a motion, co-authored by Supervisors Hilda L. Solis and Sheila Kuehl, to coordinate services for job seekers, provide information needed to create and sustain family-supporting jobs in the County, and prepare a skilled workforce that meets the needs of LA County employers.

“Now is the time to come together to speak with one voice about what it takes to achieve career pathways for those we serve,” said Supervisor Solis. “Through sustained leadership and coordination among our County Departments, we will be able to provide training, opportunity, and job growth for those seeking a career.”

The plan originates from the Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) and provides a framework to align the County’s employment and training efforts with community colleges, adult schools and labor organizations. More specifically, the motion directs the Department of Public Social Services, Probation, Military and Veteran Affairs, and any other interested departments to establish a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to share client data WDACS, when appropriate. It also directs these Departments to use the Labor Market Information (LMI) provided by WDACS and provide an analysis on all job trainings. County Departments are set to report back with analysis and findings in 90 days.

With more than one hundred million dollars per year administered for workforce development initiatives in the County, the Board of Supervisors has a unique opportunity to create map pathways to great jobs in the region.

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CONTACT: Jessie Gomez, Communications Deputy, (213) 359-0795 or jgomez@bos.lacounty.gov