Division 9. Calworks Program: Job Creation of California Unemployment Insurance Code >> Division 9.
As used in this division "department" means the Employment
Consistent with the ongoing relationships that the
department maintains with private sector employers, the department
shall encourage and organize the involvement of private sector
employers and other community leaders in creating the necessary jobs
for recipients of aid under Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11200)
of Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code to move
from welfare into unsubsidized employment.
In carrying out the provisions of this division, the
department shall conduct activities including, but not limited to,
(a) Establish a council of corporate executives consisting of 13
members drawn from the business community including, but not limited
to, retired or former chief executive officers of major California
corporations. Seven members shall be appointed by the Governor, three
shall be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules, and three shall
be appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly. Appointments shall be
made no later than January 31, 1998. This council shall provide
ongoing advice and assistance to the department in recruiting private
employers to hire recipients of aid.
(b) In consultation with the council described in subdivision (a),
establish a clearinghouse for information on the Internet or other
forms of toll-free communication for private sector employers to
obtain information about assistance and resources for hiring CalWORKs
recipients and to register their pledges to assist the state in
finding the jobs necessary to meet the local welfare-to-work goals
throughout the state.
(c) In consultation with the council described in subdivision (a),
provide a forum for leaders in the faith-based communities, as well
as other civic leaders, to assist the state in promoting
welfare-to-work goals as part of the civic duty of their