There is great news for teens and young adults looking to get a job this summer.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Tuesday that the city will offer youth twice as many jobs this summer. A total of 10,000 to be exact.
It is all a part of the Hire L.A.’s Youth program, an initiative supported by the mayor to make jobs available for people aged 14 to 24.
“Too often, young people can fall behind during the summer when school is out,” said Garcetti during the announcement at YO! Watts-College Center. “But our summer jobs program makes sure summer is a time for young people to get ahead by earning a paycheck, job skills, and financial education.”
To make this happen, the city has partnered with public and private companies to make the jobs available. One of these companies is The Walt Disney Company.
The Walt Disney Company has donated $1 million to the program.
“I can’t think of a better partner for our youth than Disney,” Garcetti said. “I also want to thank Citibank and the Citi Foundation for their generous commitment and thank our incredible partners.”
During the announcement, the mayor was joined by White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, City Councilman Joe Buscaino, Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, City Council President Herb Wesson and The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Robert Iger as well as representatives from Citibank.
“We applaud the mayor’s commitment to leveraging the strength of both the public and private sectors to serve the youth of Los Angeles,” said Iger.
He added that Disney was proud to play a leading role in the program with its donation because it will “create opportunities for thousands of young people to gain skills and experience and participate in a wide variety of activities that will help them build bright futures.”
For more information on the Hire L.A.’s Youth program and/or to apply for a job, click here.