In response to the overwhelming rate of youth unemployment in California, which has reached an all-time high of 26.9 percent, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, in a joint motion with Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, introduced a motion today that would create employment opportunities for at least 2,200 economically disadvantaged youth Countywide.
“The unemployment rate among young people is staggering,” said Supervisor Knabe. “Hopefully, we can provide more opportunities for young people to learn skills, build confidence and develop work experience that will benefit them for a lifetime.”
Through Knabe’s advocacy efforts, the County has provided funding that created almost 17,000 employment opportunities for young people in the past five years. The motion will be voted on at the Board of Supervisors’ next meeting on Tuesday, June 28th.