Missouri Back to Work Program
Jobs are severely needed in the City of St. Louis. Michael understands the government's role in creating jobs, and will work to implement a program to increase employment opportunities; The "Missouri Back to Work" Program. This job creation program is based off another state program that the Obama Administration calls the best job creation program in the nation; Georgia Works. Missouri Back to Work will create a public-private partnership with participating area companies. Citizens are hired on for a training period by area employers. While working citizens continue on unemployment benefits and receive an extra stipend for up to 8 weeks. Employers are eager to participate with a perk of productive labor at no cost to the company. Citizens receive extra benefits, and gain necessary skills to be successfully employed. In Georgia, 60% of citizens who participated in this program later gained employment within 3 months of completion of the program.