TOPIC: Job Creation
Create jobs in the South Bay and throughout California
California is hurting, especially in the South Bay. Five South Bay cities suffer from an unemployment rate above 12%—slightly higher than California's 11.9%—and 31.8% above the U.S. unemployment rate!
Worse yet, underemployment in California and the South Bay—including those who have given up looking for work or are employed part-time because they can't find full-time work—approaches 20%!
But unemployment rates in neighboring and nearby states, including Washington, Arizona, Idaho and Texas, are below the national rate. Utah's is just 7.4%! These states know you can't attract business and create jobs with high taxes and excess regulation—a lesson California legislators refuse to learn.
We must bring businesses back to California and encourage the creation of new jobs by immediately reducing taxes, fees, and regulations.
We also must make it attractive for companies to locate in the South Bay by ensuring public safety, and with a commitment to community services.