Today we built on the proven success of my 10,000 Jobs Program by expanding subsidized employment in Los Angeles County. Over the last few years, we have put 11,000 people to work, one of the best uses of stimulus funding in the nation. Based on our proven record, early last year Governor Brown signed a bill expanding eligibility for subsidized employment programs for people on CalWORKS.
Currently we have 470 Welfare-to-Work participants enrolled in subsidized employment through the South Bay Work Investment Board. Through a motion I made today, we will increase that number by 420 more participants who will now be given the opportunity to get back to work and convert welfare checks into paychecks.