FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IR #07-15
April 17, 2007

CONTACT:
Renée Bacchini
(415) 703-5050


Media Advisory
Cal/OSHA and DLSE participate in Teen Employment Scene

WHO:

The Division of Labor Standards, Enforcement (DLSE), Cal/OSHA, Young Worker Leadership Academy, the Employment Development Department (EDD), the University of California Los Angeles' Labor Occupational Safety and Health, the University at California Berkeley's Labor Occupational Health Program, California Conservation Corps, and Harbor Area Boys & Girls

WHAT:

This is a free event that provides a forum with workshops for youth to learn about employment, job search, child/ youth labor laws, young worker health and safety, and interviewing/ resume writing skills.

WHEN:

April 20, 2007, 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

WHERE Port of LA Boys & Girls Club
100 W 5th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
Background:

This event is youth organized and led by alumni from the Young Worker Leadership Academy (YWLA). YLWA is a training event that empowers teens to learn and understand their labor and safety rights in the workplace through creative and interactive role-play.

Various employers including Cal/OSHA, DLSE, and EDD will be present. Participating businesses that will be available to provide employment opportunities include LA City Parks and Recreation, Subway, Dominos Pizza, California Conservation Corps and local markets. Cal/OSHA will be present to provide safety information and DLSE will be present to provide labor law information. EDD will also be present to provide resources for interviewing and resume writing.

The goals of this event are to inform youth of their labor rights and responsibilities as they enter the workforce; to educate youth to be safe and aware of the hazards in the workplace; and to help teens build their interviewing and writing resume skills. For more information on the YWLA, please go to www.youngworker.org.

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