Opportunity Youth and Smart Justice

Opportunity Youth & Smart Justice

UNITE-LA is particularly concerned with the challenges facing youth who are Out-of-School and Out-of-Work. This population of critically at-risk youth needs special supports and on-ramps to ensure they become re-engaged in society. UNITE-LA employs staff to specifically support strategies aimed at changing outcomes for this high need population that includes Foster Youth, Transition-Age Youth, Probation Youth and Formerly Incarcerated youth.

To learn more about Smart Justice specifically, click here.

The Chamber, along with L.A. County and the Coca Cola Company, is connecting employers with qualified interns, including fully subsidized wages. If you are a company that wants to find your next great hire and help your community, click here

If you are an employer wanting to learn more about open and fair hiring practices you can choose to adopt based on your unique business needs, please click here for options.



Los Angeles County Fair Chance Hiring

The Fair Chance Act makes it illegal for California employers with five or more employees to ask about a criminal record before making a job offer. This means ads, job applications and interview questions can’t ask about a criminal record. After a conditional job offer is made, you can conduct a criminal conviction history check, but the law requires an individualized assessment before making a decision based on this conviction history.

The Chamber is proud to partner with the County of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Hiring initiative to encourage local businesses to give justice-involved individuals a second chance.