Employment counselors at Homeboy play an important role as they act as intermediaries between employers, trainees and community clients. Employment Services provides a weekly series of workshops that assist clients with breaking employment barriers and finding hidden job markets. Counselors work to build strong, ongoing relationships with employers, encouraging all to hire Homeboy Industries candidates. 

Solar Panel: Each year, 80 participants receive the solar panel installation training at the 
Los Angeles Unified School District’s Adult and Career Education Division. Homeboy pays all trainee educational expenses. All trainees and community clients can enroll in a free pre-exam
tutoring program.

The national pass rate for certification is 40%. Homeboy’s pass rate is 65 to 70%, making our
graduates especially sought-after in the solar panel marketplace. This year 27 participants took
the advanced energy certification test and all 27 passed. Homeboy’s placement rate for certified
solar is 65% and 49 found jobs in 2013.

Job-Seeker Workshops: Trainees build resumes, search for jobs, practice interviewing, improve
computer skills, and study business communication.

Job Placement Services: Homeboy staff work with outside employers and businesses to find jobs
for trainees and community clients.

Industrial Safety Training: DOT, Confined Space Training, OSHA, HAZWOPER, Culinary Training
Program and ServSafe® Food Handler Certifications


Hire from Homeboy Industries
In 2013, 284 community clients and participants in our 18-month training program found employment with the help of Homeboy Industries. You can be amont the very special group of employers that hire highly motivated men and women eaget to contribute to their families and communities. Call Homeboy's employment services department at 323-526-1254 x342 for more information.