HIRE LA's Youth--Outreach to Employers
Summer 2014, all Summer
Mayor Garcetti launched the HIRE LA program earlier this year with an aggressive goal to connect 10,000 young people, ages 14-24 to a job this upcoming summer. 

The social and economic implications of empowering youth with the skills they need for gainful employment makes the HIRE-LA campaign a worthwhile investment. America’s future workforce is being shortchanged as youth employment falls to record lows.  Life skills that come from entry-level employment are lost.  We are committed to creating innovative partnerships with local business and nonprofit organizations to ensure that Los Angeles City youth have a meaningful summer work experiences.
As a business leader in the community, you can play a vital role in providing a job or internship to a young adult aspiring to work in your industry. We cordially invite you to join us in sparking interest, creativity and motivation in those who we will become our future workforce.
Strong investments in youth employment are needed to bolster our city’s competitiveness and build an effective workforce for the 21st century, particularly during these difficult economic times.  The business community plays a critical role in helping us reach this goal, and we need your support.
Young people — those 14 to 24 years old — are recruited through local schools, the City's workforce development system, the Community College District and community based organizations. In preparation for job placement, youth are given the opportunity to earn a Work Readiness Certificate, which gives them work-ready skills.  Providing summer jobs for young people is the first step in investment in their careers and our economy.
Take an active role in shaping your future workforce. If each company hires or sponsors one young person, we will meet our goal of changing the lives of 10,000 youth. Attached is our program flyer with additional information. We look forward to partnering with you in this important endeavor.