Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, massive unemployment, declining economic activity, and business closures have significantly impacted the landscape of Los Angeles. Despite progress, the pathway towards economic recovery remains difficult for the City’s most vulnerable workers, particularly within communities of color who disproportionately work in the hardest-hit sectors of the economy.
The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD), in collaboration with several community-based organizations, has launched two programs to support residents facing the highest barriers to employment: the Los Angeles Community Care Corps (LACCC) and the Childcare Initiative Programs.
The LACCC Program is a transitional employment program that provides City residents opportunities to be employed in positions that assist with COVID-19 pandemic recovery efforts across Los Angeles for $22 - $25 an hour.
Additionally, the Childcare Initiative Program will provide eligible families who have been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with $1,000 a month to pay for childcare for a 6 month period.
Eligible participants for the LACCC Program must show proof that their employment was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eligible participants for the Childcare Initiative Program must be a parent with a dependent child, have low to moderate-income, be impacted by COVID-19, and be enrolled in a qualified training program or returning to the workforce.
Poverty affects 2 out of every 10 residents in the City of Los Angeles — most of them people of color. These programs will help to ease the concerns and transform lives of hundreds of Angelinos and families who have struggled to get by for far too long.
EWDD will be providing application assistance at several Worksource centers across Los Angeles. For more information or to find a center close to you, visit: https://ewddlacity.com/index.php/local-business/businesssource-centers/businesssource-locations