JobsNow could get $60M 

San Francisco stands to gain as much as $60 million for its JobsNow program now that Congress approved the extension of stimulus dollars to help with job recovery nationally.

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved the Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act, a $2.5 billion bill to help jobless Americans find work. The bill will now go to the Senate for approval.

This bill brings The City one step closer to extending its JobsNow program, which uses stimulus money to pay 100 percent of wages for new hires, another year.

The program has helped more than 2,140 residents find work in San Francisco.

“Today Congress took a major step towards putting hundreds of thousands of Californians back to work by approving an extension of the program that funds San Francisco’s JobsNow initiative and other county jobs programs across California,” said Mayor Gavin Newsom.

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