At the press conference Assemblywoman Millman stated, "The City may be in a fiscally prosperous era, but we cannot forget that poverty is still rampant in many of our neighborhoods. Our legislation will empower women with the skills they need in order to provide for their families and leave the world of welfare behind once and for all. I hope the Governor will join us in this effort to help women on welfare realize the American dream."
A.3366/S.3201 will require:
- local districts to emphasize training for sustainable wage jobs and promote non-traditional employment opportunities
- local districts to include information on education and training for sustainable wage jobs and non-traditional employment
- participant employability plans to take into account the potential for available employment that pays a sustainable wage such as apprenticeable, technical and professional occupations and nontraditional employment.
"This legislation will encourage women on welfare to pursue work that pays a decent wage," said Assemblywoman Millman. "We cannot continue to push women into dead-end jobs. Instead, we have to set the bar higher and help establish career goals."