Our Career Development Intern Program provides opportunities to former foster youth to be trained for County employment. And our Veterans’ Intern Program provides paid internships for qualified veterans of the Armed Forces, designed to afford them with on-the-job training and work experience that will enable them to effectively compete for permanent County jobs.
Our division also manages the department’s communications and marketing, and is responsible for providing reliable information to both internal and external audiences. This is done through website inquiries, social media, publications, community events, and job fairs. Our efforts allow us to reach out to the vast array of people interested in coming to work for Los Angeles County, one of America’s Best Employers in 2015 (Forbes)
The Talent Solutions Division (Talent Solutions) administers a variety of Countywide Programs that provide opportunities for students and targeted populations that face barriers to employment opportunities within the County.
The Countywide Programs administered through Talent Solutions are:
Academic Internship Program (AIP): AIP is designed to place college/university students within County departments as student interns for the completion of specific projects, research, or studies ordered by the Board of Supervisors or developed by a County Department. Internships projects are carefully designed to offer each intern a practical and meaningful experience. Internship participation schedules vary; however, Intern schedules are typically 8-16 hours per week.
Career Development Intern Program (CDI): CDI provides at-risk youth, foster youth, individuals with disabilities, and homeless individuals with employment opportunities within the County and assists them in gaining the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to compete for full-time permanent positions within the general workforce.
County Employee Youth Mentoring Program (CEYM): CEYM provides an avenue for employees to participate in helping local youth through mentoring. CEYM also provides mentoring agencies
throughout the County with a new pool of mentors (County employees) who possess the necessary diverse cultural and ethnic insights and personal and professional experiences for providing quality personal and professional mentoring to the youth.
Countywide Youth Bridges Program (CYBP): CYBP provides at-risk and disconnected youth with career exposure opportunities within the County of Los Angeles, and provides them with resources such as supportive services and personal enrichment training that will help prepare them for future success.
Management Appraisal and Performance Plan (MAPP): MAPP is the performance evaluation system for executives of the County; MAPP serves as an instrumental part of our retention and strategic plan implementation strategy.
Student Worker Program (SWP): SWP is designed to provide students with on-the-job training and experience while the obtaining their educational degree or professional certification. Participating students must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university with an academic standing of at least a freshman, or current enrollment as a junior or senior in high school.
Temporary Services Registry Program (TempLA): TempLA was created to assist local low-income residents overcome workforce barriers and provide on-the-job work experience and soft skills training to temporary employees. The ultimate goal of the program is to help temporary employees gain valuable work experience and obtain permanent employment with the County of Los Angeles, outside of the County, return to school, or join the military.
Veterans Internship Program (VIP): provides paid internships for qualified veterans of the United States. The internships afford veterans with on-the-job training and work experience that will enable them to effectively compete for permanent County positions. Depending on the work assignment, veterans may be hired for a 12 to 24 months in the on-the-job training program in the following specialties: administrative support, crafts support, heavy maintenance and operational support, information technology support, office and clerical support, and technical support.