The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) became a client of PVJOBS in 2004. With more than $5.7 billion in voter-approved bonds to modernize its nine campuses, LACCD's Sustainable Building Program is one of the nation's largest green construction efforts. The District has received numerous awards for its environmentally responsible construction projects.
In the LACCD Jobs Program PVJOBS assists in the implementation of the local and at-risk elements of the LACCD Project Labor Agreement (PLA) in order to increase community participation in Bond projects.
The PLA states that the District has "...a goal of 30% of all skilled trade positions (including apprentices) employed on project work on each campus shall be workers residing within the zip codes specified for a particular campus. The District has further established a goal that 20% of such local resident hire shall include at-risk persons qualified for project work and referred to the unions from a program to be coordinated with the project Program Manager."
Referral from a collaborating agency and at least one of the following barriers to employment at the time of enrollment is necessary for program entrance:
- Did not complete high school
- A history of substance abuse
- Household income below 50% of the median
- Welfare recipient
- History of involvement in the justice system
- Unemployed single parent
Contact a collaborating agency and obtain an Application for Referral to PVJOBS. You may contact us for assistance in locating an appropriate collaborator. Then attend an orientation held every Thursday (excluding holidays) at 10 a.m. at 4112 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037. Once this is complete, a one-on-one interview will be scheduled for an assessment. You will then be enrolled in the PVJOBS Core Program.
Once enrolled, your information will be input into our database. As we get requests from contractors, we search the database to find the appropriate client with the correct residency requirement for the project, and the specific skills sets needed by the employer. Appropriate clients then are either referred to the contractor for interview (if required) or dispatched. For union employers you will be referred to the union for indenture. As necessary, PVJOBS may provide assistance for tools, union initiation fees, clothing etc.
Employer Outreach [PDF: 3.08MB] LACCD Jobs brochure.