The Californian government will grant an additional bonus of $1,500 to these workers | Beth Torres

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation that gives about 70,000 California workers a retention bonus of up to $1,500. newsom approved the legislation in a $1.1 billion deal with state lawmakers. The goal is to improve the state’s ability to stabilize and retain a workforce of essential employees.

The one-time payment will go to healthcare workers tasked with delivering frontline services. The financial allocation represents both a retention bonus for healthcare workers and recognition of the sacrifices they have made and the dedication they have shown during the pandemic.

The money is available to employees of eligible hospitals, clinics and skilled nursing facilities. For a healthcare worker benefit from a retention bonus, they must be employed at least part-time during the qualifying period. This runs from July 30, 2022 to October 28, 2022.

According to Department of Health Servicesthe healthcare worker’s employer or covered entity must submit an application listing eligible employees by December 30, 2022. Workers are expected to begin receiving their payments in early 2023.

How much money will healthcare workers receive under the Staffing Stabilization Bonus Program?

The United Healthcare Workers West says the amount of money a healthcare worker will receive depends on the number of working hours and some additional factors. Here’s how the funding breaks down:

  • Eligible full-time healthcare workers will receive a $1,000 bonus.
  • Eligible part-time healthcare workers will receive a bonus of $750.
  • There is an additional potential bonus of $500 if the state matches an employer-provided bonus. The state is still developing the details of this bonus program and will announce the requirements at a later date.

Learn about programs that give Californians cash and other funding

Local and state agencies have developed programs to give money and other forms of support to various groups of California residents. We have written about these programs in these articles:

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