LA Resources

Curated tools and information from SkillUp and our partners

We’re here to help you land an in-demand job in a high-growth industry, despite being laid-off or furloughed because of COVID-19. These resources have been especially curated to help you access additional financial and other supports, learn more about promising careers that fit your interests and skills, and hear from others who are facing similar challenges.

Resources for housing, healthcare, and other essentials

Bridges from School to Work

Bridges from School to Work

If you are 17-24 and live in a Bridges city, we can help you prepare for and find a job that matches your interests and abilities. We teach you the skills to succeed and then match you with a paying job.

SkillUp Worker Voice – Eric’s Story

SkillUp Worker Voice – Eric’s Story

Living in Los Angeles, Eric struggled to find his place in the robust job market, without a traditional degree. He connected with Merit America, a SkillUp training partner working with SkillUp through a local partnership known as LevelUp Los Angeles. LevelUp Los...

Exciting News for Los Angeles- Job Growth Is On the Rise

Exciting News for Los Angeles- Job Growth Is On the Rise

COVID-19 ripped through the U.S. economy in 2020, which resulted in tens of millions of workers losing their jobs due to the economic impact of the pandemic.Despite the unfortunate turbulence, there are many industries that are...

Goodwill Career Center Los Angeles

Goodwill Career Center Los Angeles

Goodwill helps individuals build skills to find jobs, advance careers and change their lives for the better. Find Goodwill career centers based in communities all around the U.S. to support you with career preparation, job search strategies, and building job-ready skills

Need help with food, money, or a place to live in Los Angeles?

Need help with food, money, or a place to live in Los Angeles?

Here’s an easy way to find available help close to home. Enter your zip code, and search for the services and resources you need. Our partner Onward US is a one-stop resource ready to help people who have lost work or need other services because of COVID-19.

Free Health Clinic Finder

Free Health Clinic Finder

HRSA (Health Resources & Services Administration) helps you find local health centers at low or no cost. This directory provides lists, contact information, and can even help you choose a clinic where you can do a virtual doctor’s visit.

Los Angeles Homeless Outreach Portal

Los Angeles Homeless Outreach Portal

LA-HOP is designed to assist people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County with outreach team services that help move people from homelessness to housing. Through their outreach portal, they can dispatch their homeless services team to come directly to you.

Free Wifi Alternative

Free Wifi Alternative

The SoLa I CAN Foundation aims to bring education to South LA students displaced from their classrooms due to COVID-19 by providing internet connectivity.

Foodbank of Southern California

Foodbank of Southern California

Foodbank of socal provides basic sustenance and proper nutrition to the community’s hungry citizens. They ensure that no one goes hungry, not even for a single day. As long as there are hungry children, families and seniors in our community, The Foodbank of Southern California intends to be a major force against hunger.

Coaching and tools to help you choose a new career path

Getting Started with SkillUp

Getting Started with SkillUp

Interested in a new career? Need help exploring careers and feeling confident in the next phase of your career journey? Here are two actions you can take NOW to help you get started: 1) Learn about yourself. Learning about what kind of environments you are comfortable...

Career Exploration 101

Career Exploration 101

Do you feel like changing careers or exploring a new industry? Did you know in 2021, over 39 million Americans quit their jobs for better jobs in the same industry or different industries?  If you are looking for stability, better working conditions, and flexibility...

Goodwill Placement Services Southern California

Goodwill Placement Services Southern California

Goodwill Southern California’s first priority is helping people in need find sustainable employment. As one of the world’s leading non-profit brands, they maintain a large network of businesses, community partners and government agencies that help them match qualified talent with employers looking to hire.

Learn what a job in tech is all about

Learn what a job in tech is all about

You’ve probably heard that tech is a growing career field. But what kinds of things do you do in a tech job, and what do you need to know to get one?