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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC


  ( Division 10 added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 1107. )


  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 1107. )

CHAPTER 8. Job Development [19725 - 19726]
  ( Chapter 8 added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 833. )


(a) For the purpose of providing self-employment opportunities for those severely handicapped clients of the Department of Rehabilitation who are determined by the department to be eligible for such a program, the authorized officials of any county, city, city and county, or other political subdivision of the state may enter into appropriate written agreements with the Department of Rehabilitation providing for the installation and operation of business facilities on property owned or occupied by the various political subdivisions. The Business Development Services Section of the Department of Rehabilitation shall supervise the operation of such facilities. The department shall promulgate rules and regulations relating to the establishment and operation of the business facilities.

(b) For the purpose of this section, business facilities shall not include vending stands or food service facilities authorized by the Business Enterprise for the Blind Program established by Article 5 (commencing with Section 19625) of Chapter 6 of Part 2 of Division 10 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, and nothing in this section shall be construed to affect in any way the Business Enterprises for the Blind Program.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 833.)


(a) The Department of Rehabilitation shall establish by December 31, 2021, subject to appropriation within the Budget Act, a targeted disability employment program to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities to work toward and achieve competitive integrated employment. The program shall meet both of the following requirements:

(1) Be developed in consultation with the Department of Developmental Services and other stakeholders specified in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 4870.1.

(2) Provide contracts or grants for entities to initiate a targeted marketing campaign and incentivize employers to hire individuals with disabilities through technical assistance, contracts or grants to make workplaces accessible, develop industry-recognized work-based learning opportunities, and support employment training for managers and human resources professionals.

(b) The Department shall provide evaluation reports on the implementation of the program required pursuant to subdivision (a) to the Legislature, no later than May 14, 2022, May 14, 2023, and May 14, 2024, that shall include all of the following:

(1) A description of the stakeholder consultation.

(2) The number of contracts or grants issued.

(3) The number of businesses targeted for the media campaign.

(4) The number of businesses that received technical assistance.

(5) The number of entities that received contracts or grants to make workplaces accessible.

(6) The number of work-based learning programs established through partnerships with entities.

(7) The number of participants in the program who are working toward or who have achieved competitive integrated employment.

(Added by Stats. 2021, Ch. 76, Sec. 64. (AB 136) Effective July 16, 2021.)

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