LA County to Identify Funding to Continue Offering Young People Work Experience through Youth@Work

2020-07-07T12:47:34-07:00July 7th, 2020|Community, In the news, Jobs, Press Release, women children and families|

Youth have been hard hit by the windfall of job losses due to the COVID-19 economic downturn. The state reported that from mid-March to April 25, youth between the ages of 16 to 24 made up 53.3 percent of all unemployment claims. This hardship is felt more acutely by foster youth, youth experiencing homelessness, our [...]

LA County Moves Ahead with Restorative Care Villages to Promote ‘Care First, Jail Last’ Approach

2020-07-10T18:13:09-07:00July 7th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Jobs, Policy, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

In a significant step towards a ‘care first, jail last’ approach to community health and public safety, today the Board of Supervisors approved two separate, but related Board motions, both authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, that would initiate a plan to close Men’s Central Jail within the year and fast track [...]

LA County to Develop New Program to Help Small Businesses Adhere to New Health Orders

2020-06-19T02:00:56-07:00June 9th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

Los Angeles County has lost over 1 million jobs due to COVID-19 while jobless claims remain at a two-year high and are expected to continue to rise as many businesses struggle to adapt to new safety protocols. Many hardworking small businesses owners who have struggled to reopen their establishments safely and responsibly, and in compliance [...]

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on Gov. Newsom Allowing the County to Further Reopen More Sectors of the Economy

2020-05-29T14:34:05-07:00May 29th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom announcing that Los Angeles County has been approved to further reopen additional sectors of our regional economy: “After working in close partnership with the State’s Department of Public Health, LA County has received approval to allow barbershops and hair salons to [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Metro Moving Ahead on Highest-Priority Projects Despite COVID-19 Crisis

2020-05-28T18:34:36-07:00May 28th, 2020|In the news, Jobs, Press Release, Transportation|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Metro Board of Directors approved a motion authored by Director Hahn, co-authored by Supervisor Solis and Directors Garcetti, Butts and Garcia, directing Metro to continue to work towards shovel-ready status on all projects consistent with the Measure M expenditure plan: “Even though [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Metro Exploring More Transit Options for San Gabriel Valley Residents

2020-05-28T18:32:17-07:00May 28th, 2020|Community, In the news, Jobs, Press Release, Transportation|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Metro Board of Directors approved her motion, co-authored by Directors Fasana and Barger, to provide recommendations within 30 days to transfer funding to the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments allowing the Capital Projects and Construction Committee to lead a Transit Feasibility [...]

LA County Moves Toward Sweeping New Standards for Swift and Safe Reopening, in Alignment with State Regulations

2020-05-26T18:41:44-07:00May 26th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

Faith services, in-store shopping and drive-in movies among activities now permitted In a major COVID-19 recovery milestone, Los Angeles County is moving toward new standards for a swift and safe reopening in alignment with the State of California guidelines. Among the activities now permitted under the change are faith-based services, in-store shopping at low-risk retail [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Supporting Justice-Involved Youth as They Transition Back into the Community

2020-04-14T11:04:46-07:00April 14th, 2020|Community, In the news, Jobs, leardership, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement in response to Oakland-based Impact Justice and the County’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative joining forces to create a new AmeriCorps-County-funded employment program for youth released from the California Department of Juvenile Justice: “The California Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is responsible for housing detained [...]

LA County Supports Creation of the California Homeless Hiring Tax Credit

2020-03-31T11:54:57-07:00March 31st, 2020|Community, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion to support State Sen. Maria Elena Durazo’s SB 1333, which would create the California Homeless Hiring Tax Credit (HHTC) and would incentivize employers to hire individuals experiencing homelessness: “Expanding employment opportunities for individuals experiencing homelessness will [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on LA County Developing a Network of Apprenticeship Programs to Promote Equity in the Workforce

2020-03-31T10:39:02-07:00March 31st, 2020|Community, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors passed her motion directing pertinent County Departments to prepare a 120-day report back that includes a plan to develop a network of apprenticeship programs: “As former Secretary of Labor, I recognize the key role apprenticeship programs play in preparing [...]