There has been a drop in unemployment rate in the LA county region. In fact at the recorded rate of 5.6 percent for February, according to the LA Employment Development Department, this is the lowest it has been since November 2007, with an additional 45,000 new jobs including an expansion of LA’s labor force by 15,000.
Perhaps technology has played a part in this. The new app – JOBSLA – was just officially launched by LA’s Mayor, Eric Garcetti, at the Northeast San Fernando Valley WorkSource Center, Pacoima. He said: “Right now in L.A. County there are 150,000 jobs that are waiting for people, so there’s no excuse. If you’re looking for a job we can find the job that’s right for you,” Garcetti said. You can register, we’ll help you with your education, your resume and it’s all free.” Employers can also gain from this: they can search the app for possible job candidates.
Tomorrow, a job fair is being held as well. The 16th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair is taking place at the the Doubletree LA Westside (6161 W Centinela, Culver City, CA 90230) between 11 am and 3 pm. This fair is an integral part of the goal to “Get America Back To Work in 2016.” Job seekers will be able to meet up with recruiters and staffing managers from LA County Fire Department, UCLA, California Army National Guard and other major employers representing hundreds of jobs and careers from entry to professional level.