“Self-employment must be part of any economic recovery plan for California.”, says CAMEO.
CAMEO, California Association for Micro Enterpreise Opportunity, is working to bring Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) program to California. As part of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 a bill for the $35 million SEA program will help unemployed become their own boss and start their own small business.Under this program workers will be able to recieve or maintain their unemployment insurance benefits while they start their own businesses.
If California implements the program it will recieve at least $5.3 million in federal dollars to benefit potentially 20,000 entrepreneurs. If this sounds familiar to you it is because California had such a program in the late 90’s, but it was abandoned. The new SEA corrects the problems faced in the first trial and provides funding for implementation.
In order to garner support, CAMEO has launched a petition calling on state leaders to implement and support the SEA program called Help Unemployment BYOB which stands for Be Your Own Boss.
You can sign the petition online through this link: http://bit.ly/beyourownbosspetition. For more information please visit CAMEO‘s website. You can also click here to read CAMEO’s press release on the SEA program.