Temporary Services Registry(TempLA) Program

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Learn more about the Temp LA Program!

Program Overview

The Temporary Services Registry (TempLA) program is designed to provide meaningful, on-the-job work experience and soft skills training to local residents in order to help them overcome workforce barriers. Program participants are hired as temporary employees in various departments throughout the County of Los Angeles. 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 or outside of the County, return to school, or join the military.

Who Qualifies?

To qualify, an applicant must hold one of the following certificates:

  • Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Social Services GAIN or GROW Job Services Certificate:
    • GAIN Job Club
    • GAIN Flex Job Club
    • Blueprint for Workplace Success Programs
    • Cell-ED
  • Los Angeles County Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), Work Readiness Job Certification of Completion:
    • Job or Work Readiness Training Program (AJCC)
    • Careers for a Cause (C4C)
  • Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Work Readiness Job Certificate of Completion:
    • GROW Job Readiness Training
    • GAIN Job Readiness Training
  • South Bay Department of Mental Health (SA-4 Peer Resource Center) Work Readiness Job Certificate of Completion:
    • Service Area (SA) – 4 Peer Resource Center Work Readiness Training

What to Expect

Once you have obtained an approved work-readiness certificate, you may apply to the Office Support Assistant position. Once you apply, your application will be reviewed by an analyst. If you qualify for the program, you will be invited to take an examination. You will then be placed on a 'band' (or ranked) based upon your examination scores. You may then be called for an interview. Upon successful completion of the interview, you may be offered a contingent offer of employment and begin the onboarding process. Once onboarded, you will then work collaboratively with the TempLA team to find an appropriate work assignment.

How to Apply

To apply to the TempLA Program, create a profile on Government Jobs by clicking the link below. You can find the TempLA application by searching for "Office Support Assistant" or "Temporary Services Registry Program."

Frequently Asked Questions

TempLA was created to help local community individuals who face barriers to employment by providing on-the-job training and valuable work experience.

To obtain a Work Readiness certificate, you may visit the nearest America’s Job Centers (AJCC) or contact your GAIN/GROW worker.

A Work Readiness Certificate will be issued after completing a job readiness orientation/workshop which may include topics such as how to create a resume, interviewing tips, grooming and attire, how to complete an application, and how to prepare a cover letter. It will also provide information
on how to conduct a job search, and how to be ready for a job.

To apply for the TempLA (OSA), Click Here 
Please be sure to upload a copy of your Work Readiness Certificate to your application.

Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted by the Examinations Unit regarding the next steps in the examination process.

To qualify for the TempLA IC position, you need to provide a TempLA Certificate. To obtain a TempLA Certificate, you first need to participate in the TempLA program. Once you have participated in the TempLA Program, you would qualify to obtain a TempLA Certificate to meet the requirements for the IC, TempLA.

You will be notified of your score, if you successfully passed the examination, you will be added to a Certification List by the order of your score. Once you are reachable, you will be contacted by the TempLA Program team regarding an Intake Interview which is generally conducted by telephone. If you are given a Contingent Employment Offer, you will be requested to complete an onboarding packet which includes a background check, and to complete a release of information form which will include reference checks.

For additional questions or concerns, please email TempLA at TempLA@hr.lacounty.gov

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