Some Extra Help

Are you having trouble finding work?

The WIA program provides specialized service for those who qualify. The service includes individual help with your job search, learning about the labor market and the skills needed to be competitive in today's job market.

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible if you are age 18 or over and fall into one of the following two groups: Low Income or Laid Off

  • Low Income

    This is based on your income from the last six months and family size. If you are a GR (General Relief) or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) recipient, you may be eligible. As is the case, if you are receiving food stamps.
  • Laid Off

    If you have a layoff letter from your company and have been laid off or will be laid off by no fault of your own because either:
    Example: You used to be a paper map publisher. GPS and the internet has since taken that over. It is unlikely that you will go back into map publishing.
    • You are unlikely to return to your previous occupation due to
      industry changes
    • Your prior employer had a downsized over 50 people or over 10% of its entire staff
    • Your place of business will close within 180 days
    • You were self-employed, but are now unemployed a result of general economic conditions or a natural disaster
    • You are a homemaker that is no longer supported by income previously coming from another family member.

    If you have received a letter from EDD (Employment Development Department) for attendance to a special workshop, you are likely eligible.

How to Apply

Services are provided at no charge to qualified individuals. Please contact us at (562) 946-2237 ext. 221 for more information and to make an appointment with our eligibilty specialist to see if you qualify. You can also send us a message.

What to Bring with You

Make sure you bring all documents to your eligibility appointment. This includes the following:

  • Driver's License or Photo ID
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of Income from the last 6 months
  • Proof of Legal Right to Work in the United States (Green Card, Work VISA, etc)
  • Males born after 1960 must be registered or willing to register with Selective Service. You can register and obtain a printout at
  • Any other pertinent documents relating to your status as Low Income or Laid Off (e.g. pay stubs, layoff letter, unemployment insurance award letter, family birth certificates or social security cards to show family size, etc.)

Did we mention it's free?

Our services are 100% free of charge to all. We are a federally-funded, non-profit whose aim is to help the public find jobs. So, we encourage you to come visit and take advantage of our programs.

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Funded in part by the Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board and Los Angeles County Older Americans Act of 1965. SASSFA is an Equal Opportunity Agency and makes reasonable accommodations for customers with disabilities. Southeast Area Social Services Funding Authority. Copyright © 2011. All Rights Reserved.