Sacramento, California - Tomorrow, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) will join the California Workforce Association, Riverside County Economic Development Agency and Imperial County Workforce Development Board for a press conference announcing their budget funding priorities. Garcia and a bipartisan coalition of legislators submitted a request for a $25 million investment into the workforce development programs established by AB 1111 (E. Garcia, 2017) Breaking Barriers to Employment. 

This legislation, authored by Garcia and championed by several statewide and regional workforce stakeholders, created a competitive grant program to assist individuals facing multiple employment barriers, with the goal of building more self-sufficient local economies. These programs would focus on vulnerable populations such as veterans, farmworkers, low-skilled and low-wage workers as well as women and seniors re-entering the workforce.

Press Conference: Breaking Barriers to Employment Budget Priorities

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

California State Capitol, Room 317

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia; Carrie Harmon, Executive Director of Riverside County, Economic Development Agency; Priscilla Lopez, Executive Director of Imperial County Workforce Development Board; Bob Lanter, Executive Director, California Workforce Association