For COVID-19 updates visit TorranceCA.Gov/COVID19.

In an abundance of caution, Human Resources building is currently closed to the public in our effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.  The Human Resources Department has postponed all job placement exams. Please contact (310) 618-2960 for assistance.


Welcome to the City of Torrance!

As the eighth largest city in Los Angeles County, the City of Torrance employs nearly 1700 full-time and part-time employees’ throughout 13 departments. Voted one of the most diverse and best cities to live in*, Torrance prides itself in being the premiere place in California to live, work, and play.

*Based on 2017 Ranking.

Mission: The mission of the Human Resources Division is to attract, develop, and retain an exceptional workforce in partnership with all city departments.

We provide a full range of services to the City’s employees and its various departments. These services include:

  • Recruitment and Selection.
  • Classification & Compensation.
  • Performance Management.
  • Labor & Employee Relations.
  • Policy and Program Compliance.
  • Benefit Administration.
  • Employee Recognition.
  • Organizational and Staff Development.

We hope our website answers any questions you may have by offering an assortment of information and connecting you to the resources and services that the city offers.

However, if you need additional information, please contact any Human Resources staff member, who will be happy to assist you.