Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia Pursues Funds for “Breaking Barriers to Employment” Programs

Thursday, March 22, 2018

(Sacramento)  - Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) and a bipartisan coalition of legislators submitted a letter to the Assembly Committee on the Budget requesting a $25 million investment into workforce development programs, as established in AB 1111 (E. Garcia, 2017), Breaking Barriers to Employment. “This funding is critical to helping California address unemployment, counteract regional poverty while meeting the increasing workforce demands of our businesses,” said Assemblymember Garcia. “In collaboration with local workforce development boards and community-based organizations, these programs will provide much-needed support to our most vulnerable populations.” Learn more in this Assembly Access video.