“Unveiled last week, the “Florida Back to Work” program will provide as much as $200 million statewide to cover as much as 95 percent of the wages, benefits and training of temporary workers who meet income criteria. The state estimates that the Florida Back to Work program will create up to 25,478 jobs, with an average hourly wage of $12.
County Manager Randall Reid compared the program to the Works Progress Administration that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt launched during the Great Depression.
The state program is intended to aid unemployed or low-income individuals with children. To receive funding through it, government agencies and private companies must hire employees that have at least one child under age 18 and have a household income below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.”