HIRE LA's Youth Program Gets Underway Finding Summer Jobs for Young People

 LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti today urged young Angelenos to apply for summer jobs through the city's annual HIRE LA's Youth program. 

Garcetti's office said the program has more than tripled in size since he took office in 2013 and has matched nearly 17,000 young people with summer and year-round jobs.

``An open door to a job is life-changing for any young person, especially those who've faced economic and social challenges,'' Garcetti said. ``HIRE LA's Youth offers local teens and young adults the chance to earn a paycheck and meet industry leaders, which is an investment in both their lives and our city's future.'

'HIRE LA's Youth provides job opportunities for young people between the ages of 14 and 24, and places them in various industries including entertainment, tech, transportation, healthcare, hospitality, government and financial services. 

The program also offers training, on-the-job mentoring, financial literacy coaching, and other resources.

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