A well-developed and connected workforce will support high-growth sectors in the County while improving economic opportunity for all. Everyone can benefit, from younger people entering the workforce to career
oil and gas workers transitioning to new jobs. Some may move to the renewable-energy sector, and others will transition to entirely new fields.
Just as important as preparing the workforce for transition is prioritizing the education of younger populations in career paths in a green economy, from renewable energy to ecosystem restoration. Encouraging
corporations to make investments that drive local job growth will help provide opportunities for our residents.
Beyond career placement, it is critical to ensure that all jobs provide safe and healthy working environments and family-sustaining wages, especially in the waste sector and other sectors that are traditionally dangerous
and low paid. OurCounty prioritizes economic growth that is equitable and considerate of the County's working class.
As part of OurCounty's implementation, the County will gather job placement data across its workforce development programs (see Action 62).
30,000 job placements from County workforce development programs
100,000 job placements from County workforce development programs
200,000 job placements from County workforce development programs
As of 2017, LA County residents paid an average of 57% of their income on combined housing and transportation costs. The percentage of residents paying 87% or more of their income on housing and transportation was 5.5%. (Center for Neighborhood Technology)
Reduce average Housing + Transportation Cost Index to 50%, with no resident paying more than 87% of income
Reduce average Housing + Transportation Cost Index to 45%, with no resident paying more than 78% income
Reduce average Housing + Transportation Cost Index to 40%, with no resident paying more than 66% income