Youth Job Opportunities

HIRE LA's Youth Employment Program

The City of Los Angeles and the Office of Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa present nine diverse youth programs that strive to provide employment opportunities to youth and young adults from ages 14-24.

        Download PDF file here: LA Youth Employment Program

Hire LA's Youth  HIRE LA Creating Jobs for LA Youth

Hire LA's Youth Employment Program works to provide young adults ages 14-24 with employment opportunities ranging from summer jobs to full time employment. Since its inception in 2006, Hire LA has placed over 28,000 young Angelenos in jobs. For more information, please visit the website, or call (213) 744-7206.

Recruiting Current and Former Foster Youth
Ages 17 to 21 participants receive free services:  • Life Skills  • Career Planning  • College Counseling  • Employment Placement Assistance  • College Resource Center  • College Application and Financial Aid Assistance  • Part-time Employment  • Paid Work Experience

WIA Programs
Community Build Youth and Community Center
8730 South Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90044
(1 Block South of Manchester)
323-789-9950    Ask for Dana Harris

Vernon-Central Workforce Development Network
If you are a youth between the ages of 17 and 25, have been on probation or parole, have dropped out of school, are currently unemployed or underemployed, live in the Vernon-Central community, have a Social Security number and a CA identification card or driver's license, here's a job training program for you! Receive workforce development training in the following areas: computer technology, conservation and green jobs, and clean energy/construction. For more information please contact Jahrell Thomas at (323) 231-1572 or

"Out of School Youth" for WIA Programs
Job Placement and Work readiness Services
Eligible youth must be:   • Dropouts between the ages of 17 and 21 (with High School Diploma 19 to 21)  • Low-Income Residents of the City of Los Angeles City Year in Washington DC
Community Build Youth and Community Center
8730 South Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90044
(1 Block South of Manchester)

City Year in DC  City Year, Washington D.C. (Americorps)  
Graduating seniors who are not sure what they want to do after high school may consider applying for a paid community service position with City Year, Washington, DC., a group of 17-24 year olds committed to full-time service for ten months in the Washington, DC community. Benefits include a living stipend, health care coverage, free metro pass, and $4,725 educational scholarship.

WIA Youth Summer Jobs for Youth 14-24
The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), signed into law on August 7, 1998, by President Clinton, reformed federal employment, training, adult education, and vocational rehabilitation programs by creating an integrated "one-stop" system of workforce investment and education services for adults, dislocated workers, and youth.
       Download a contact list for current summer job opprtunities in PDF format here: