H.R.2574 - Jobs Now Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-17] (Introduced 07/18/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||09/08/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2574 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/18/2011)
Jobs Now Act of 2011 - Amends the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to direct the Secretary of Labor to carry out a two-year pilot program to award competitive grants to general local government units or community-based organizations to retain, employ, or train employees who provide them a public service.
Prescribes program requirements, including that: (1) each unit or organization grantee give priority to the retention, employment, and training of veterans, individuals with disabilities, individuals who receive unemployment benefits, or dislocated workers; and (2) the Secretary give priority to the award of grants to units and organizations with high unemployment, foreclosure, and poverty rates.