The Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services announced Thursday it will resume virtually its General Relief Opportunities for Work program, which offers employment and training services to General Relief benefit users.

The program begins again on Monday, and participants will receive 20 hours of training per week over a period of nine months. DPSS will assist them, virtually or over the phone, with job-readiness training, vocational assessment and opportunities to receive a General Education Diploma, officials said.

The program also offers short-term training in culinary arts, building maintenance, machine tool technology and child development, and certification in security, food handling, logistics technician, associate teacher licensing, computer applications and more, according to officials.

DPSS assists participants further with transportation costs, supplies or uniforms and mental health, substance use disorder and domestic violence services.

The program is offered to Los Angeles County residents who use the General Relief program, which provides cash aid to adults without any income or resources, as well as children in special circumstances who are ineligible for federal or state programs.

People who want to apply can go to bit.ly/3505mDQ or call 866-613-3777.

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