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Elevate CA: It’s Not More Jobs—It’s More Good Paying Jobs

Source: California Forward

There are 5 million—that’s 5 MILLION—Californians who have jobs that pay only minimum wage. As attendees listened to a California Legislature hearing held at Norco College last Friday, another striking fact really jumped out: A sizeable number of those jobs are held by people who are the main wage earner in their households.

We have plenty of minimum wage jobs. What we need are more living wage jobs,” Assembly Member Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) told the Assembly Select Committee on Career Technical Education and Building a 21st Century Workforce audience of over 100 persons—another indication that identifying the nexus between education, career readiness and workforce development is a top issue in California.