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San Jose, Calif., Pays Homeless to Pick Up Litter

The city will pay homeless workers $15 per hour as part of its Beautify San Jose program.

San Jose, Calif., announced it will hire 25 homeless people to pick up litter as part of the city’s Beautify San Jose program. The city will pay the homeless workers $15 per hour, and those hired will work four to five hours a day.

The program, which is a partnership among the city, Downtown Streets Team and Goodwill, kicks off this month. The idea is to offer the homeless an opportunity to be part of a solution and possibly drive people toward a path of self-sufficiency.

KRON 4 has more details:

The City of San Jose has announced a unique program to deal with the growing, unsightly problem of litter and trash in the streets.

The city is going to put homeless people to work picking it up.

San Jose has identified some 40 trash hot spots in the city. They will soon be cleaned up by homeless people.

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