Employment support and job retention services program - creation - administering entity - eligibility - appropriation. The act creates the employment support and job retention services program (program) within the division of employment and training (division) in the department of labor and employment to provide emergency employment support and job retention services to eligible individuals in the state. The director of the division (director) is required to contract with an entity to administer the program to provide reimbursement to service providers for employment support and job retention services provided to eligible individuals statewide. In order to be eligible for services under the program, an individual must be 16 years of age or older, be eligible to work in the United States, have a household income that is at or below the federal poverty line, and be underemployed or unemployed and actively involved in employment preparation, job training, employment pursuit, or job retention activities. The director is required to establish procedures and guidelines to implement and set parameters for the operation of the program.
For the 2019-20 fiscal year, $750,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the employment support and job retention services program cash fund, and the appropriation provides for an additional 0.5 FTE for the division.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)