A Job. A Better Job. A Career.

Helping Los Angeles County build economic self-sufficiency through gainful employment.


In adherence to all county and city guidelines, we continue to provide virtual and in-person services to all GAIN and GROW participants. 

This includes Job Club classes, High School Equivalency classes, Short Term Trainings and other services.

Please continue to follow all safety guidelines.

Who We Are

The LACOE GAIN Division is part of a large-scale, welfare-to-work initiative called Greater Avenues for Independence that operates in every county in California. In Los Angeles County, the initiative is under the supervision of the Department of Public Social Services.

We serve local businesses and employers by helping them find and hire quality workers who are seeking opportunities for meaningful employment. These prospective workers are participants in the state welfare programs known as California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKS) or General Relief Opportunities for Work (GROW).

Programs and Services


Career Services

Programs to prepare welfare-to-work clients for the modern workforce.


Hiring Spree LA

Career events for employers and job seekers in the LA County area.


Short Term Trainings

Specialized trainings designed to create employment opportunities.


Re-Entry Project

Assistance in resolving legal issues that constrain career growth.


Vocational Assessment

Identify and explore job interests and create career goals for the future.


Job Seeker Resources

Online resources for job seekers to improve job search techniques.