Pandemic Recovery Rapid Reemployment

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

County Spending Category
2.3 Employment Opportunities for Workers and Youth
Federal Expenditure Category
Assistance to Unemployed or Undermployed Workers (e.g. job training, subsidized employment, employment supports or incentives)
Project Launch Date
10/01/2022
Anticipated End Date
09/30/2024

Project Contacts

Indicators & Metrics to Date

  • Enrollments
    947
  • CBO engagement
    162
  • Number of Workers Enrolled in Sectoral Job Training Programs
    0
  • Number of Workers Completing Sectoral Job Training Programs
    0
  • Number of People Participating in Summer Youth Employment Programs
    0
  • Received Work Readiness Services
    250
  • Priority Population Service Rate
    111.7
  • Receive transitional jobs or on-the-job training
    468
  • Received training experience other than subsidized work experience
    364
  • Receive Supportive Services
    219
  • Completed (Exited) Program Services
    380
  • Employed at Completion (Exit) of Program
    198
  • Participants with Increased Wages
    151
  • Employed 30 days after exit
    196
  • Employed 60 days after exit
    176
  • Employed 90 days after exit
    133
  • Employed 120 days after exit
    85

Target Populations

Project Description

The Pandemic Recovery Rapid Reemployment initiative supports individuals and businesses in economic recovery by targeting industries and workers most impacted by the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Strategies include subsidized employment opportunities for new hires, such as on-the-job training (OJT) with an employer reimbursement rate of 90%, and provision of subsidized transitional jobs to incentivize hiring, career and virtual or classroom training services to prepare individuals for jobs, and workforce readiness services to ensure all participants have the soft skills required to enter a career pathway. Supportive services to help individuals successfully participate in the program and remove barriers to employment will be made available. The main goal of this effort is to assist individuals who are unemployed or underemployed (dislocated workers) due to COVID-19 impacts on the economy to regain employment quickly. Priority of service and enrollment into the program will be provided to targeted demographics: black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), women, public assistance recipients and other low-income persons, and those who fall within the highest, high and moderate need areas per the County’s the COVID equity index. The goal is to serve approximately 1,200 individuals, with all participants receiving OJT or other transitional subsidized employment and 70% placed in unsubsidized employment at program exit. Services to these individuals will be directly provided by subrecipients operating the County’s America’s Job Centers of California (AJCCs) that are strategically located across the County.

Goals & Objectives

Goal Description Intended outcomes are focused on addressing the economic gap experienced by communities disproportionately impacted by the economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly the most vulnerable and unemployed or underemployed individuals: - BIPOC - Women - Public assistance recipients and - Low-income individuals. The program will provide employment services such as transitional jobs, subsidized on-the-job training, workforce readiness services, opportunities to be prioritized for high-road trainings, and direct placement into living wage jobs that will lead to achieving one or both the life course outcomes this program aims to achieve. This project will help lead program participants to eventually experience economic self-sufficiency and financial resiliency.

Objective Description The overall Project objectives include serving a vast majority (70%) of identified priority populations out of the overall 1,200 enrollments in the project; providing work readiness services to 100% of participants*; placing 100% of participants in transitional jobs and/or OJTs; providing 30% of the participants with additional training services (other than subsidized work experiences); providing at least 50% of participants with employment specific supportive services (such as tools, appropriate attire, transportation to job interviews, etc.); ensuring all 1,200 participant complete program services, and 70% of them are employed in an unsubsidized position at the completion of the program.

Activity Description DEO will work with our network of America’s Job Centers of California (AJCCs) in our jurisdiction to outreach and recruit dislocated workers through assigned navigators from the target populations and geographic areas identified to be enrolled into this program.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Performance Enrollments 1200.00 1200.00
2 Performance Priority Population Service Rate 840.00 840.00
3 Performance Received Work Readiness Services 1200.00 1200.00
4 Performance Received Transitional Jobs and/or On-the-Job Trainings 1200.00 1200.00
5 Performance Received Training (Other than subsidized work experience) 360.00 360.00
6 Performance Received Supportive Services 600.00 600.00
7 Performance Completed (Exited) Program Services 1200.00 1200.00
8 Performance Employed at Completion (Exit) of Program 840.00 840.00
9 Performance Participants Retained Employment 30 Days After Exit 672.00 672.00
10 Performance Participants Retained Employment 60 Days After Exit 714.00 714.00
11 Performance Participants Retained Employment 90 Days After Exit 588.00 588.00
12 Performance Participants Retained Employment 120 Days After Exit 546.00 546.00
13 Performance Participants with Increased Wages 588.00 588.00

Goal Description Intended outcomes are focused on addressing the economic gap experienced by communities disproportionately impacted by the economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly the most vulnerable and unemployed or underemployed individuals: - BIPOC - Women - Public assistance recipients and - Low-income individuals. The program will provide employment services such as transitional jobs, subsidized on-the-job training, workforce readiness services, opportunities to be prioritized for high-road trainings, and direct placement into living wage jobs that will lead to achieving one or both the life course outcomes this program aims to achieve. This project will help lead program participants to eventually experience economic self-sufficiency and financial resiliency.

Objective Description It is also a project objective to engage at least 40 CBOs to provide outreach and wrap-around services to participants through partnership. *Work Readiness Services are defined as services that prepare participants to get, keep, and excel at a new job, including skills such as effective communication, problem solving, resume building, and interviewing, as well as development of good work habits that facilitate their ongoing success in the workplace.

Activity Description Engage community-based organizations across Los Angeles County to better reach hard to serve populations through our community navigators and existing community networks.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome CBO engagement 40.00 40.00

Goal Description Intended outcomes are focused on addressing the economic gap experienced by communities disproportionately impacted by the economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly the most vulnerable and unemployed or underemployed individuals: - BIPOC - Women - Public assistance recipients and - Low-income individuals. The program will provide employment services such as transitional jobs, subsidized on-the-job training, workforce readiness services, opportunities to be prioritized for high-road trainings, and direct placement into living wage jobs that will lead to achieving one or both the life course outcomes this program aims to achieve. This project will help lead program participants to eventually experience economic self-sufficiency and financial resiliency

Objective Description 70% of participants enrolled are from priority populations

Activity Description DEO will work with our network of America’s Job Centers of California (AJCCs) in our jurisdiction to outreach and recruit dislocated workers through assigned navigators from the target populations and
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Performance Priority Population Service Rate 840.00 840.00

Objective Description All participants will be provided a work readiness services curriculum.

Activity Description Once applicants are enrolled into the program, the AJCCs will be funded to provide work readiness services to participants of the program.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Performance Received Work Readiness Services 1200.00 1200.00

Objective Description All participants will be placed in transitional jobs and on-the-job trainings

Activity Description Once applicants are enrolled into the program, the AJCCs will be funded to provide transitional jobs and/or on-the-job trainings to participants.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Performance Receive transitional jobs or on-the-job training 1200.00 1200.00

Objective Description Provide 30% of the participants with additional training services (other than subsidized work experiences).

Activity Description Once applicants are enrolled into the program, the AJCCs will be funded to provide training services (other than transitional jobs and on-the-job trainings) to participants.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Performance Received training experience other than subsidized work experience 360.00 360.00

Objective Description At least 50% of participants will receive employment specific supportive services (such as tools, appropriate attire, transportation to job interviews, etc.

Activity Description Once applicants are enrolled into the program, the AJCCs will be funded to provide supportive services, based on individual needs of each participant of the program. Supportive services can include, but are not limited to, job attire, tools, bus passes, etc.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Performance Receive Supportive Services 600.00 600.00

Outcome Description All participants will be complete and be exited from program services.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome Completed (Exited) Program Services 1200.00 1200.00

Outcome Description 70% of participants will be employed in unsubsidized employment upon exit from program.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome Employed at Completion (Exit) of Program 840.00 840.00

Outcome Description 70% of participants will have increased their wages from their previous employment.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome Participants with Increased Wages 588.00 588.00

Outcome Description Track participant progress in unsubsidized employment to ensure that they are retaining employment at 30, 60, 90, and 120 day intervals.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome Employed 30 days after exit 672.00 672.00
2 Program Outcome Employed 60 days after exit 714.00 714.00
3 Program Outcome Employed 90 days after exit 588.00 588.00
4 Program Outcome Employed 120 days after exit 546.00 546.00