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Los Angeles Economic & Workforce Development Department
"The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) provides a broad range of programs that offer assistance in the areas of business support, employment and youth development. All programs are designed to grow and improve Los Angeles’ economy while building a well-trained and job-ready workforce.
BusinessSource Centers Nine citywide centers provide services such as access to capital, business plan development, tax incentives and credits, business courses and training, employee hiring and workforce development to business owners or startups
Economic Development EWDD coordinates an “under-one-roof” approach to helping developers get new projects off the ground, leveraging public-owned assets for new development that spurs economic growth and jobs in struggling communities
WorkSource Centers Seventeen citywide centers offer a wide range of quality employment related assistance to job seekers and employers such as literacy skills, training, referrals, job listings and placement with an emphasis on high growth industries to build and support a qualified workforce in Los Angeles. Job Portals, smaller versions of the WorkSource Centers, are located in select city libraries and other locations
YouthSource Centers Sixteen citywide youth development centers offer educational and career readiness services for disconnected youth ages 16 to 24 who are neither in school nor working
Hire LA’s Youth, Summer Youth Employment Program This program provides six weeks of subsidized work for Los Angeles youth, ages 14 to 24, with local partners including non-profits and businesses, and provides real world job experiences and opportunities for college, career and financial literacy training
Day Labor Centers Seven centers citywide help reduce the number of day laborers who congregate on city streets and provide them with safe fixed sites where they can gain job skills, obtain ESL instruction, legal advocacy, and workplace safety information"
1200 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
RISE Financial Pathways
"RISE (Reach. Invest. Succeed. Earn.) Financial Pathways, formerly known as Community Financial Resource Center (CFRC) is a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) offering comprehensive and innovative ways to build wealth for historically underserved residents and small business owners in South L.A. and across L.A. County.
The organization provides commercial lending opportunities- including microloans, peer lending, and small business loans – along with business training, asset development programs, and banking programs."
4050 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90037
FAME Assistance Corporation
"Since 1992, FAME Corporations has been a community partner and leader in addressing social and economic inequalities affecting low-income, underserved communities in Los Angeles. Today, FAC serves over 1,000,000 people annually by leveraging strong community-wide partnerships, agency relationships, and organizational collaborations to deliver relevant and culturally appropriate programs impacting people’s lives and improving the neighborhoods and communities they call home."
FAME offers loan programs, business incubator, technical assistance, and entrepreneurial training.
1968 West Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Los Angeles County Development Authority
700 W Main St
Alhambra, CA 91801
PACE Business Development Center
"PACE Business Development Center is a local, non-profit organization that aims to advance the wealth of our communities by giving individuals the tools to develop sustainable businesses and successfully manage their personal finances."
1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900B
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce
"The Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce (LALCC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We are the leading organization dedicated to organizing and uniting Latino business owners to grow and create positive economic impact. We accomplish this through procurement, technical assistance, strategic planning, advocacy, access to leaders, economic development and business education."
8531 Wellsford Place, Ste E
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670