California Workforce Legislation and Policy

CWA Executive Director Bob Lanter gave testimony to the Assembly JEDE Committee on 2/14/2017. Click here to see the hearing!

CWA is on the forefront of tracking legislation and policy in California, and this is the depository where you can find all legislation and state directives around workforce development, with analysis and public comment on those items where applicable.

CWA Sponsored Legislation

AB2642 Removing Barriers to Employment Act
Primary Sponsor: Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D)

Between current openings and baby boomer retirements, California businesses expect to have 4.4 million middle skill job openings in the next decade. Where is California going to find the talent to fill the need?

AB 2642 suggests that the talent is waiting right here in our own backyard, waiting to be tapped. Disconnected populations and populations with barriers to employment comprise a large amount of California’s potential workforce. It is not just a social imperative that we help these people enter into the skilled workforce, but an economic imperative as well.

This bill would develop a grant program that Workforce Boards and Community-Based Organizations would join forces to apply for. The object? To break barriers to gainful employment and help fill business needs. See our infographic to the right for more information.

California Legislation We’re Following

We will be filling this page out as bills come through. For a full list of our watched bills, including bills on our watch list, please join CWA now!

Slingshot

The regions of California have come together with their regional partners to solve large issues that stifle economic growth in a project called Slingshot.

To see details on Slingshot, as well as other statewide initiatives, please click here

Government Resources

CWA keeps tabs on the websites of all of the important California and federal players in workforce development on our Government Resources page.

To view the page, please click here

CWA Events

Mar 01

Partnerships That Unlock Social Mobility – Ventura

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Poinsettia Pavilion Ventura CA United States
Mar 02

Partnerships That Unlock Social Mobility – LAX

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Los Angeles Airport Marriott Los Angeles CA United States
Mar 03

Day at the Capitol 2017 Prep Call

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mar 03

Day at the Capitol 2017 Prep Call

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mar 06

Partnerships That Unlock Social Mobility – Central Coast

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monterey Marriott Monterey CA United States

CWA Business

Mar 15

Capacity Building Committee Call

March 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mar 16

Opportunities Committee Call

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mar 21

Legislative Committee Call

March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mar 23

Executive Committee Call

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Apr 12

Capacity Building Committee Call

April 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Other Workforce Events

Mar 03

Day at the Capitol 2017 Prep Call

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mar 03
Mar 06

Day at the Capitol 2017 Prep Call

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mar 06