August 20, 2008
LADWP Invites Los Angeles Residents to Participate in Los Angeles Recruitment and Job Fair
Twenty Employers Looking to Hire at the LA Recruitment and Job Fair in South Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES – As part of its commitment to provide job opportunities and employment outreach to residents of South Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), together with other City and local agencies, will hold a job recruitment fair in South Los Angeles this weekend.
LADWP, in partnership with the Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles Police Department, SELA-Crenshaw WorkSource/UAW-LETC, Los Angeles World Airports, LA Convention Center and LA Sports Arena/Coliseum, is sponsoring “The Los Angeles Recruitment and Job Fair” to be held Saturday August 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crenshaw Christian Center, located at 7901 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles.
Forescee Hogan-Rowles, a member of the Board of Water and Power Commissioners has spearheaded the coordination of the fair to garner the participation of more than 20 employers and several City Departments that are looking to hire employees immediately. “I know how important employment opportunities and economic security are to Los Angeles’ diverse community and the City’s quality of life,” she said. “I am honored that Mayor Villaraigosa challenged me and supported my efforts to contribute to the economic development and vitality of our City and its residents.”
“The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power supports the Mayor in his efforts to make Los Angeles not only America’s greenest city, but also its most economically vibrant,” said David Nahai, LADWP CEO and General Manager. “We are pleased to be able to work with these other wonderful agencies in matching employers with residents who are seeking jobs.”
Commissioner Hogan-Rowles has the responsibility of managing Los Angeles’ first public/private partnership economic development corporation, Community Financial Resource Center (CFRC). CFRC is the only comprehensive financial services center dedicated to servicing the needs of distressed communities in Los Angeles County. Experience that complements her service on the Board of Water and Power Commission and as Chair of the Board’s Education and Economic Development Committee.
Residents who would like more information about the Los Angeles Recruitment and Job Fair are encouraged to visit www.ladwp.com or contact Mareta Papu of SELA-Crenshaw WorkSource/UAW-LETC at (323) 730-7900 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the nation’s largest municipal utility, provides reliable, low-cost water and power services to Los Angeles residents and businesses in an environmentally responsible manner. LADWP services about 1.4 million electric customers and 680,000 water customers in Los Angeles.