San Francisco News
Newsom announces "Jobs Now" put 1,200 to work
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Mayor Gavin Newsom announced on Thursday the San Francisco "Jobs Now" program put 1,200 San Franciscans back to work with the help of federal stimulus funds.
At a laundry that hired some of those employees, the mayor said he's seeking funding for another 1,300 jobs before the stimulus money expires next September.
Newsom says San Francisco was one of the first cities to aggressively pursue the grant.
"This is limitless. There is $1.8 billion that exists for this program in California alone and it's just a question of who draws those dollars down the fastest. We've drawn down about $25 million plus dollars already," said Newsom.
"Jobs Now" links San Francisco employers with qualified workers, and will subsidize 100 percent of their wages until September 30, 2010.
san francisco news
- San Jose police officer facing sexual assault charges
- Feinstein: CIA improperly searched computer network
- Officials investigating acid spill at Tesoro refinery
- Family mourns young woman killed by tree
- High speed chase ends in crash in Richmond
- Pedestrian hit by car in downtown San Francisco crosswalk
- Lanes reopen on NB I-880 after Major-injury crash
- Report: CVS could face $29M fine for painkillers
- Portland family calls 911 about angry cat
- Japan marks 3rd anniversary of tsunami disasters
- Pharmacist prescribes anti-monster spray for child 12 min ago
- Obama hams it up for health care on Funny or Die
- abcnews: 'The Bachelor' Finale Full Recap
- weather: Bay Area weather forecast for Tuesday