Archive for the Economic Engine Category

Summer Youth Jobs are Here!


This year as many as 12,000 youth, ages 14-21 can apply for a paid summer internship at a variety of locations throughout Los Angeles County. The “Earn and Learn” Summer Youth Employment Program, sponsored by Los Angeles County, will allocate an unprecedented $24 million to pay for […]

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Putting Veterans Back to Work


The men and women who serve in the United States military and reserve forces risk their lives to protect and defend our nation. In doing so, they also make significant personal, family and career sacrifices. The risks to life and limb of those who serve in areas […]

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Thousands Attend Job Fair

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Not too long ago, Tammy Kurcz, 54, lived in a nice house in Arizona. After some of her investments went south, her middle-class lifestyle disappeared. So she moved back to Los Angeles, the city she called home for 28 years. Unable to find employment, Kurcz soon became homeless. […]

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Urban League Construction Job Training Saturday


Los Angeles is experiencing a construction boom not seen since the post war days, when enormous swaths of its landscape were razed to make way for freeways. Today, there are 12 rail lines, 15 highway projects and 2,000 bus lines either in the planning stages or under […]

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St. John’s Workers to Receive Living Wage


With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, St. John’s Well Child and Family Center has seen a sharp increase in the number of uninsured patients visiting their facilities. These folks, who formerly were uninsured but now, thanks to the ACA have insurance and are finally seeing […]

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Architectural Gems Awarded in the Second District

A museum, a hospital and an environmentally friendly office space recently took top prizes at the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2014 Commercial Real Estate Awards. The event, held in honor of the most notable commercial real estate projects during the last 18 months, was attended by 400 […]

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Green Cities, More Jobs: Summit for Economic Development

Rafael Galdamez, a project engineer for Access Pacific General Contractors, knows that environmental and sustainable building is a rapidly growing market. And so, he enrolled in a special program that taught him how to qualify for government contracts to renovate buildings to be more environmentally sound. Armed […]

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Metro Construction Boom Brings Opportunities

Hundreds of jobs and scores of contracts will be available for Los Angeles business owners with the upcoming construction of the Crenshaw-to-LAX light rail line and other transit and highway projects. Hopeful consultants, contractors and people looking for employment turned out to the recent Metro sponsored business […]

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Los Angeles County Advances Pay-For-Success Financing

With a goal of improving service results and reducing public spending, Los Angeles County Supervisors Don Knabe and Mark Ridley-Thomas are looking to launch “Pay-for-Success” financing for County programs. Pay-for Success is a concept where government pays service providers only if results are achieved. Rather than the […]

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More Job Opportunities for Black Workers

Hundreds turned out at Leimert Park for a “ready to work” rally demanding more job opportunities with the upcoming construction of the $2-billion rail line along the Crenshaw Boulevard corridor and other Metro projects planned in the near future. At the rally, sponsored by UCLA’s Black Worker […]

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