Public Comment at March 16, 2021, Hearing

This webpage includes public testimony for the Assembly Jobs Committee hearings on February 23, 2021, and March 16, 2021, relating to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on small businesses, workers, and California communities.  The Committee is accepting public comments through April 15 15, 2021.   Send comments to  Please note that written comments submitted to the Committee in response to a request for public comment will be considered public documents and available for general distribution.   Return to the main hearing webpage

ItemSubmitted By and TitleDocumentDate
1California Dental Association - Mandatory COVID-19 Control Drive CostsDocument2/15/21
2National Federation of Independent Businesses - Policy and Legislative ConsiderationsLetter2/15/21
3CalNonprofits - A Thriving Nonprofit Sector is Critical to CaliforniaReport2/17/21
4CalNonprofits - Urgent request for support of California’s nonprofits during the COVID-19 crisisLetter2/17/21
5WORC - Budget Proposal for Worker Ownership Transitions to Protect Small BusinessesStrategy2/17/21
6CalNonprofits - Comments Before Asm Budget Sub 4 on February 2. 2021Letter2/17/21
7Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network - Regional Economic ProfileReport2/17/21
8California Forward - The Need for Equitable Economic RevitalizationReport2/18/21
9Milken Institute - Recalibrating Workforce Development Across CaliforniaReport2/18/21
10Milken Institute - Accelerating Infrastructure Investment across the CountryReport2/18/21
11CalNonprofits - Value of the Nonprofit Sector and Request for ParityLetter2/23/21
12California Women Business Centers - Background on 2020 AchievementsReport2/23/21
13The EDGE Coalition - Understanding Competency-Based Education, Credit for Prior Learning, and Other Flexible Learning Approaches in CaliforniaReport2/25/21
14The EDGE Coalition - Recovery with Equity: A Roadmap for Higher Education after the PandemicReport2/25/21

REDF - A New Sociol Contract for Work and Workers

16REDF - 2021 California Policy RecommendationsReport3/10/21
17 Pacific Gateway Workforce Partnership - CalFLEXI Platform is an online platform to support the irregular workforceBriefing3/11/21
18NIVACalifornia - CA Independent Live Event COVID-19 Stimulus Grant ProgramProposal3/12/21
19JVS - Overview of Bookkeeping Training and Employment ProgramBriefing3/14/21
20Los Angeles/Orange County Building and Construction Trades Council - Apprenticeship Readiness Program ReportReport3/15/21
21Coalition for ETP - Proposal to supplement ETP funding to support more job trainingProposal3/15/21
22California Women Business Centers - Testimony before JEDE Committee on March 16, 2021Testimony3/15/21
23Worker-Oned Recovery California - Worker Ownership for Rebuilding an Inclusive and Equitable EconomyProposal4/16/21

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