Over 1,000 Jobs Available to Fight Homelessness with Measure H Funds

Homeless service providers throughout Los Angeles County are now hiring individuals to help combat what is considered a regional crisis as over 1,000 jobs have become available through the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative and Measure H funds.

http://lbpost.com/articles/news/city/billion-dollar-effort-to-fight-homelessness-approved-by-la-county-supervisors/

“Thanks to Measure H, homeless providers and nonprofits are on a hiring spree,” County Supervisor Janice Hahn told the Post. “We are looking for compassionate, dedicated individuals who can fill over 1,000 jobs across the County helping our homeless neighbors get back on their feet and into homes. If you are looking for a paycheck with a purpose, use our new website to see job listings in your community and become part of the solution!”

Those interested can go to JobsCombattingHomelessness.org to explore available jobs categorized by region and updated regularly. Long Beach residents can look under the South Bay tab where organizations like Long Beach Rescue Mission and Mental Health America of Los Angeles are hiring.

Jobs range from front-line outreach workers and housing navigators to managers and executives, according to the website.

The jobs portal was unveiled at the second annual Homeless Initiative Conference in Los Angeles earlier this month.

The webpage links job-seekers with employment opportunities that provide “a paycheck with purpose,” and enable nonprofits to significantly ramp up services to those in need, according to county officials.

Featured photo courtesy of Supervisor Janice Hahn’s office.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.
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