Don't fret, jobless Californians. Democratic legislative leaders are here to save the day.
While they can't "guarantee" approval of a package of job-creating bills or the signing of a budget solution that will keep CalWORKS up and running, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez want to make sure California's unemployed look their best in their quest for a job.
The two top lawmakers are joining Men's Wearhouse to launch the chain's national "Suit Up for Success" clothing drive.
Lawmakers, lobbyists and staff are encouraged to donate "gently used" business attire to help job-seeking citizens "dress for success," according to a press release.
"Looking professional not only affects the people who see you, but how you see yourself," Men's Wearhouse CEO George Zimmer said in a statement. "The State Capitol Suit Drive gives job-seekers an extra boost of confidence as they re-enter the market."
Given the styles we see in the chambers, we're not sure taking fashion cues from state legislators would actually boost an applicant's chances. But well-dressed do-gooders can drop off their clothing on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1121 L Street. More info on the actual event is posted at The State Worker blog.