The Los Angeles Urban League continued its long standing tradition of providing employment related services to the community by adding an additional workforce development component. In an effort to remain sensitive to the pulse of the community, The Los Angeles Urban League became part of the 40 Workforce Centers subcontracted by the county of LA and South Bay Workforce Investment Board to provide employment assistance to residents via The Transitional Subsidized (TSE) Program.
The TSE Program is a direct result of the County receiving American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARR) stimulus funding. This particular funding created a window of opportunity to provide subsidized employment and job training for Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN) participants, as well as other unemployed individuals including those that were recently laid off.
The TSE Program was able to impact the participants with informative workshops. These workshops included Resume Building, How To Interview, and What to Wear. Preparing the participants for the workforce is integral in the success of the program.