The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved funds for a program that will provide part-time jobs for older residents from throughout the South Bay.
The council approved $8,000 to establish the program for people 55 years or older. A $54,000 grant from the National Council of Senior Citizens in Washington will cover the rest of operating costs.
Initially the program will be limited to about 30 part-time positions in City Hall and with nonprofit organizations, but officials said they expect to offer twice that many jobs by next year.
Most of the positions will be filled by Inglewood residents, but senior citizens in El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach also are eligible.