After allocating up to $440,000 to bring a job center to CD14, Councilmember Huizar joined agencies and community members for the Grand Opening of the Boyle Heights Worksource Center
LOS ANGELES (Dec. 11, 2014) – Councilmember José Huizar celebrated with community members and job seekers, joining Mayor Garcetti’s office, City Departments and new WorkSource center operators, Chicana Service Action Center, at the grand opening of the Boyle Heights WorkSource Center, serving Boyle Heights, El Sereno and nearby CD14 communities.
The event also served as a job and training fair –with representatives from the construction trades on hand to discuss apprenticeship opportunities associated with the upcoming 6th Street Viaduct Project – which Councilmember Huizar has placed local hiring for that project as a priority.
To bring the WorkSource Center to Boyle Heights, Councilmember Huizar worked with the Economic & Workforce Development Department, General Services and the Bureau of Engineering on securing $440,000 in federal CDBG funds.
“This new jobs center is something I’ve wanted to bring to our CD14 communities for a long time, and I couldn’t be more pleased to see this dream realized,” said Councilmember Huizar. “The true beneficiaries of this will be the many people whose lives will be transformed by finding jobs and training at our new WorkSource Center in Boyle Heights. I couldn’t be happier for them and I thank all our City family partners for helping making this happen.”
In all, 37 agencies participated in Thursday’s Grand Opening and Job Fair.
At the WorkSource Center individuals looking for a new or better career will find skilled employment specialists, thousands of local job listings, training resources, and a full-service technical center with phones, fax machines, copiers, and computers with Internet access and résumé building tools.
The City’s Economic & Workforce Development Department operates 17 WorkSource centers Citywide.