Clean California creates jobs to beautify roadsides

Clean California, a sweeping $1.1 billion effort to massively expand state and local litter abatement efforts introduced in Governor Gavin Newsom’s California Comeback Plan, will create an estimated 11,000 state and local jobs over three years, including opportunities for people exiting homelessness, veterans, students, at-risk youth and those reentering society from incarceration.

Caltrans highlights recent hiring events geared to fill available state jobs for landscape maintenance, equipment operation, and highway maintenance.

Caltrans’ Clean California hiring events provide interested applicants an opportunity to obtain a state job with medical, dental, vision, paid sick leave, and retirement benefits. Salaries for the jobs vary, and workers with experience who are hired may make up to $5,379 a month to start in certain positions. Available                   Clean California job postings can be found on CalCareers.

The statewide program includes potential projects in all 58 counties, with nearly a third of the funds being directly invested into cities, counties, tribes, and transit agencies to clean and enhance local streets and public spaces. Caltrans will award millions in matching grants to fund impactful projects on local streets and roads, tribal lands, parks, pathways, and transit centers in underserved, rural, and urban communities.