State Launches Retirement Program for Small Businesses in San Francisco

For Immediate Release: 
Monday, November 26, 2018

WHAT: During a five-city tour across California that includes San Francisco, California State Treasurer John Chiang will officially launch CalSavers — a new retirement savings program that will level the playing field for the many small businesses that don’t have the resources to help their employees access retirement options. Through CalSavers, businesses with five or more employees that don’t already offer a retirement option will facilitate access to a retirement savings program without any administrative headaches or fees. The program will finally put millions of Californians on the path to a more secure retirement by allowing them to make automatic payroll deductions to a portable retirement savings account.

Treasurer Chiang will launch the program by hosting events in Los Angeles, San Diego, Fresno, Sacramento and San Francisco. Joining Treasurer Chiang in San Francisco will be Small Business Majority Northern California Outreach Manager Bianca Blomquist, as well as Christin Evans, owner of two San Francisco bookstores and a participant in the CalSavers pilot program, among others.

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 at 12:45pm PST

WHERE: San Francisco City Hall (Polk Street steps) 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place San Francisco, Calif. 94102

TO RSVP OR REQUEST AN INTERVIEW: Contact Simon Brown, Media Relations Manager for Small Business Majority: (415) 887-2025 or [email protected]org.

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