EL MONTE (CBSLA) – El Monte and the City of Industry are launching a platform to help residents who have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic find work.
The two cities announced that the Virtual Job Placement Program will help serve as a “one-stop shop” to connect recently laid off El Monte residents with businesses in the City of Industry.READ MORE: Hearing For Long Beach School Officer Charged In Woman’s Shooting Death
The program is exclusively for El Monte residents.
While the City of Industry only has a few hundred residents, it is home to over 3,000 businesses which employ tens of thousands of people.READ MORE: Wealthy Residents In Calabasas, Hidden Hills Could Find Their Water At A Trickle If They Won't Conserve
The program is a collaboration between the city of El Monte and the Industry Business Council, a nonprofit business organization.
“This partnership is a part of our proactive work to be an exceptional resource for our resident’s during these uncertain times,” said City of El Monte Mayor Andre Quintero said in a statement. “By partnering with our neighbors in the City of Industry, we hope to match all residents in need of work with a quality job in their community and in turn provide the business community with qualified applicants.”
COVID-19 has delivered an economic blow to the Los Angeles metro area. As of mid-June, Los Angeles County’s unemployment rate was 20.9%, prompting the county to launch a more than $100 million renters relief program.
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The city and county of L.A. has also started the L.A. Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund, which is offering millions of dollars in loans and grants to help keep small businesses afloat.