In celebration of its 16th year of service to the community, PVJOBS will recognize clients who have excelled in their workplace at a September 24th Recognition Luncheon.
Award recipients will include a participant from the Core Program; a youth from the Right Turn Program; and a U.S. Veteran. Recipients will be chosen using employer surveys.
A “Visionary” and a “Contractor of the Year” will also receive awards at the annual event, which will take place at The Center at the Cathedral Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles.
Additionally, luncheon guests will also have the opportunity to win fabulous raffle prizes. More details forthcoming.
Sponsor Information: Journeys of Courage (PDF: 910 KB)
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]
We are driven by our cause of helping the at-risk community, veterans and students achieve economic independence.
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.
SAVE THE LUNCHEON DATE!
The Annual PVJOBS Recognition Luncheon will be held on Wednesday September 24, 2014 in the Center at Cathedral Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. Watch for details to come...