California Small Business Owner Highlight

Around the country, small business owners are struggling to find qualified employees. In fact, some 40% of American employers cite lack of skills as the No. 1 reason for entry-level job vacancies, especially among young job candidates. Meanwhile, the youth unemployment rate in our country remains considerably high after the aftermath of the Great Recession. Though some small businesses may want to help address this problem while identifying potential talent, they often don’t have the resources to sponsor an internship or mentoring program.

California Events

Friday, June 12, 2020 | 10:00am PT

Small Business Majority and CAMEO invite you to join us for a free webinar where we will discuss updates on funding options and new policies that could impact your business.

Topics of discussion include: 

Webinar | CA
Friday, June 12, 2020 | 1:00pm PT

With many businesses experiencing tremendous economic loss, the California Department of Insurance would like to inform and hear from small business owners regarding insurance coverage issues.

Conference Call | CA
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 11:00 am PT

Sabemos que los pequeños negocios siempre están en busca de maneras de cómo atraer y retener personal/empleados talentosos sin impactar resultados/producción.

Webinar | CA
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 10:00 am PT

Join Small Business Majority for an interactive workshop that covers the state’s new CalSavers Retirement Savings Program.

Webinar | CA

California Policy

Browse our latest state-based regulatory comments and legislative testimony in this area below, or click the button to view all records.

California Research

Published:
Tue, 04/21/2020
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It’s no secret that California has been hard hit by the spread of COVID-19, with a vast 2.7 million applying for unemployment in the past four weeks, and the impacts have been particularly severe on small businesses that have seen their revenues take a nosedive overnight. With the economy on pause, Main Street has been left to cope with how to stay afloat during this unprecedented time.

Published:
Tue, 03/10/2020
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California Governor Newsom and state policymakers are discussing options to further expand California's Paid Family Leave program and ensure more Californians are able to utilize it by increasing wage replacement, extending the amount of leave time available and expanding job protection status for parental leave. As with any discussion of workplace benefits and employment laws, the impact to small business is central to this debate. New scientific opinion polling sheds light on their views on the different proposals and reveals they are in fact supportive of numerous options on the table. 

Published:
Tue, 03/12/2019
California Healthcare Poll

California small business owners broadly support proposed healthcare reforms that would expand access and address affordability, according to new scientific opinion polling. The poll found large majorities of California small business owners support expanding the existing system of premium subsidies to help more people purchase insurance. They also broadly support other proposals aimed at addressing underlying cost and affordability issues across the healthcare system.