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The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, an independent nonprofit organization that supports civic partnerships between the public, private and philanthropic sectors, is partnering with Jobcase to launch the Find Your Future initiative, a new effort to engage and support young job seekers by increasing access to career information and directly matching young people to local jobs.
“Find Your Future is a public-private collaboration that puts career and job information directly in the hands of young jobseekers, increasing their access to jobs and to pathways for economic opportunity,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “This new resource empowers young Angelenos to create their own job search, enabling them to explore careers and to transition quickly into viewing and applying to related local jobs. Jobcase, our tech industry partner, delivered a powerful solution to support our young job seekers.”
The new online local jobs portal, donated by Jobcase and developed jointly with The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, provides an integrated platform that brings together multiple types of support. The program enables young people to conduct a comprehensive local job search and includes a browsable list of industries with information on salary, skills and room for advancement. A brief self-assessment quiz connects users’ results to matching industries and careers. The program also includes an online social media community in which young people can ask questions and give advice and support
Research shows job seekers are 25% more likely to find employment online than by other means. However, existing online resources are limited in their ability to address the specific needs of youth. Existing online tools provide massive quantities of listings for which youth may not be eligible. Through the new program, young job seekers have found employment as pharmacy clerks, tour guides and customer service representatives.
“It’s a privilege to work with Mayor Garcetti and the MFLA to empower young Angelenos, helping them to navigate their own future of work” said Fred Goff, founder and CEO of Jobcase. “Mastering digital tools for a digital economy helps people to discover new pathways to opportunity, benefiting jobseekers, employers, and the local economy alike.”
For information, visit findyourfuture.la.
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