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Free Job Training and Placement Programs

Finding a job can be difficult. Ensuring you have the necessary skills can feel daunting. But you are not alone on this journey. There are several organizations that offer free job training and placement programs. 

  • Job Placement Programs
  • Job Training & Resume Building
  • WorkSource Centers in Los Angeles

Job Placement Programs

Many resources are available for you and your loved ones to assist with job placement. Whether you are seeking new skills, are homeless, or have been incarcerated, the Workforce Development Aging & Community Services (WDACS) offers several programs that may assist in job placement. 

If you or someone you know is homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless, HireUp can help. The HireUp Career Pathway Program is tailored for individuals who are ready to work, but facing housing difficulties. 

Those who may be facing employment barriers because of previous incarceration can benefit from Innovative Employment Solutions or INVEST. It is designed for individuals who are currently on probation and are having trouble finding a job. INVEST increases access and support to probationers by providing education and training services. 

Los Angeles Regional Initiative for Social Enterprise (LA: RISE) is a comprehensive job placement program. LA: RISE works with the City/County of Los Angeles workforce agencies to help youth, those with employment barriers, or people have experienced homelessness find and keep jobs. 

Job Training & Resume Building

The Economic & Workforce Development Department (EWDD) offers free employment support services to help your job search at its 16 WorkSource Centers and 3 portal offices across Los Angeles. Services at these centers include computer access and support with job training, resume building and interviewing skills. Along with these services, EWDD also offers career guidance and placement assistance. 

EWDD Locations

The EWDD partners with many of the organizations that offer the programs listed above, so we suggest contacting them first. The EWDD has WorkSource centers across Los Angeles, with several of them located in South LA. See below for location details. For a complete list of locations, visit EWDD’s website

South Los Angeles WorkSource PORTAL

5849 Crocker Street, unit X, Los Angeles, CA 90003

Phone: 323-432-4399

 711 for Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS)

South Los Angeles WorkSource Center

1512 West Slauson Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90047

 Phone: 323-730-7900

 711 for TRS

Southeast Los Angeles WorkSource Center

10950 South Central Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90059

 Phone: 323-563-4702

 711 for TRS

Watts Los Angeles WorkSource Center

2220 East 114th Street, Los Angeles CA 90059

 Phone: 323-249-7751

 711 for TRS

West Adams WorkSource Center

2900 South Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90016

 Phone: 323-293-6284

 711 for TRS

Vernon Central Los Angeles Trade Technical College WorkSource Center

In light of the LATTC campus closure, the Vernon-Central/LATTC WorkSource Center is temporarily relocating to the South LA YouthSource Center at:

1006 East 28th Street, Los Angeles CA 90011

 Phone: 323-691-2726

 711 for TRS

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