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Employment Support And Job Retention Services

Concerning the employment support and job retention services program, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2022 Regular Session
Labor & Employment
Bill Summary

The bill:

  • Expands the definition of "service provider" in the "Employment Support and Job Retention Services Program" (program) to include faith-based organizations and churches, community centers, neighborhood organizations, food banks, outreach providers, and local entities that provide employment services to community members;
  • Modifies the eligibility criteria for receiving services and the list of reimbursable services under the program;
  • Appropriates $500,000 annually to the employment support and job retention services program cash fund (fund) and removes the requirement that the money be subject to annual appropriations and instead continuously appropriates the money in the fund;
  • Repeals the current repeal date on the program and extends the program indefinitely; and
  • Modifies the current reporting requirements to require the division of employment and training in the department of labor and employment to report on the efficacy of the program during the department's presentations at the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act" hearings.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


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