Article 2.2. Self-employment Assistance Program of California Unemployment Insurance Code >> Division 1. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 5. >> Article 2.2.
The Legislature finds that the traditional system of
unemployment compensation is primarily designed to provide income
support for workers who are temporarily laid off or expect to be
unemployed for only a short time. However, increasing numbers of
workers are losing their jobs permanently due to rapid technological
change, elimination of trade barriers, and similar causes. These
workers need additional tools besides the basic income maintenance
provided by the unemployment compensation system in order to reenter
the workforce. For some of those workers, access to a self-employment
program would be the best path for them to do so. Accordingly, it is
the purpose of this article to authorize the payment of unemployment
compensation benefits, and to provide appropriate training and
support services, for eligible dislocated workers who wish to become
self-employed in their transition back into the workforce.