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L.A. Area Chamber applauds Mayor Garcetti and business leaders who support youth employment programs

LOS ANGELES, CA — Today, following the L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s HIRE-LA’s Youth kickoff event, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce released the following statement.

“We applaud the Mayor on his continued commitment to providing young adults with positive early work experiences. The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce believes that investing in tomorrow’s future workforce through initiatives like HIRE-LA’s Youth will pay dividends in the future,” said Maria S. Salinas, President & CEO of the L.A. Area Chamber.

“We celebrate contributing civic organizations and companies, like JPMorgan Chase, which has made a $200,000 investment to the Chamber's Foundation. These contributions enable us to connect a new generation of young adults to numerous employment experiences across a variety of industries,” continued Salinas. 



The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business in L.A. County. Founded in 1888, the Chamber promotes a prosperous economy and quality of life in the Los Angeles region. For more information, visit To coordinate an interview, please contact Mandy Denaux, or 213.580.7532.