February 28, 1985
The South Bay Service Delivery Area, an eight-city consortium that provides jobs and training for the unemployed, has received a $1 million contract from Northrop Corp., which has agreed to train and hire about 150 people in the area. Most of the jobs will be at Northrop's Hawthorne facilities, and will include such entry-level positions as stock clerks, timekeepers, office clerks, data clerks and structural assembler trainees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1988
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a $534,000 yearlong pilot program to provide job training for up to 100 gang members. The Watts Labor Community Action Committee will direct the program for gang members in the South-Central Los Angeles area. Steve Porter of the city's Community Development Department said the pilot program aims to get the gang members "into permanent employment, get them back into school or into the military, and for them to renounce their gang affiliation."
March 19, 1987 |
The Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would spur states to find private sector jobs for long-term welfare recipients. Committee Chairman Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) called the bipartisan effort "a worthwhile first step toward comprehensive welfare reform." The measure would give bonuses to states that train and find jobs for people who have been on welfare for at least two years.
June 30, 1989
Labor Secretary Elizabeth Hanford Dole proposed changes in the nation's main jobs program for the poor that she said would direct aid and training to those most at risk of failure in the employment market. "Those without basic skills are on a one-way street to a dead-end future," Dole said in announcing a package of proposed amendments to the Job Training Partnership Act. At the heart of her proposal is a Youth Opportunities Unlimited program, which would offer "challenge grants" to communities with large numbers of economically disadvantaged youths and young adults.
February 5, 1987
For the third consecutive year, the South Bay Private Industry Council has been awarded an additional $194,791 for exceeding state Job Training Partnership Office standards. The council--made up of El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach--achieved an 82% placement rate for adults who completed the program.