PVJOBS Joins HomeWalk Helping to Raise Over a Million Dollars to End Homelessness!
PVJOBS Honors Participants at Luncheon
In celebration of its 16th year of service to the community, PVJOBS recognized contractors who have exceeded their local/disadvantaged worker hiring goals and participants who have excelled in their workplace at a September 24th Recognition Luncheon "Journeys of Courage."
Pictured above are representatives of Brookfield Residential Properties Inc.; Coleman Construction, Inc.; Courtney, Inc; Pinner Construction Company, Inc.; and Western National Contractors posing with event emcee Beverly White, general assignment reporter for NBC4 Southern California (left); Ernest Roberts, PVJOBS Executive Director (center); and Jim Bickhart, President of the PVJOBS Board of Directors (right).
Other award recipients included LaDaya Epps, a participant from the Core Program; D'Andre Hill, a youth from the Right Turn Program; and James Martinez, a U.S. Veteran. Recipients were chosen using employer surveys.
“Visionary of the Year” Ron Miller, Executive Secretary of the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council; and “Contractor of the Year” Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors, contractors for the Crenshaw/LAX Rail Project, also received awards at the event, which took place at The Center at the Cathedral Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles.
See the Journeys of Courage news release, pictures and videos on the "news" and "events pages of this site.
PVJOBS Coordinates USC Village Construction Job Fair
On June 7th, more than 480 eager job seekers attended the first USC Village Construction Job Fair coordinated by PVJOBS and general contractors Hathaway Dinwiddie.
USC has committed to goals in the building of the project that include 30 percent local worker participation; 10 percent local disadvantaged worker participation; and 20 percent apprentice utilization. The USC Village Construction Jobs Collaborative, a growing collection of community based organizations that includes the Los Angeles Urban League and Puente Learning Center, is committed to helping USC make these goals.
The new USC Village, due to be completed in 2017, will be the flagship residential community for USC undergraduates, combining academic, student housing, recreation and retail space. The job fair was for the construction portion of the project only. After construction is complete, a number of retail jobs will also be available.
Brochure: Start a Career on the USC Village Development [PDF: 1.18MB]
Start a Career on the Metro Rail Today!
Groundbreaking was held in January for the $2 billion Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project which will eventually link the Expo Line and the Metro Green Line, serving the Crenshaw District, Inglewood, Westchester and surrounding area with eight stations.
Metro’s contractor, Walsh/Shea, has hired PVJOBS to facilitate the hiring process and act as liaison with local unions. PVJOBS will connect disadvantaged workers with the contractors for hiring by reaching out to local unions and requesting interested workers and apprentices who fit the criteria of the job initiative.
In 2012, Metro became the nation’s first transit agency to adopt a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) with national targeted local hiring goals for federally funded, Federal Transit Administration approved projects valued over $2.5 million. The historic PLA will provide construction employment and training opportunities to many who reside along the project alignment.
Brochure: Start a Career on the Metro Rail Today! [PDF: 1.18MB]
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We believe that our participants can develop lifelong careers, enabling them to lead self-sufficient lives.We respect our participants as individuals who have the ability to reach their fullest potential.
We believe our veterans are valued citizens who can make a positive contribution in our communities.
We value our staff and their commitment to our mission.
We value our community, labor and business partners that help us source, train and place qualified workers.
We support a society that takes responsibility for the future welfare of our communities.
PVJOBS works to place at-risk individuals, veterans and students in meaningful, career-track employment in construction and related trades. To this end, PVJOBS serves as a national model for job programs that assist at-risk youth and adults, veterans and students in achieving lifelong economic independence.