Employment Services Eligibility

Participation in the Employment Services (ES) Program is required for all employable CalWORKs recipients. The goal is to assist parents to obtain employment through job readiness and job search activities and other employment-directed activities. Supportive services, such as childcare, transportation payments and/or work related expenses, are available to those who participate in ES.

In a single parent household, the parent with a child under the age of six must complete an average of 20 hours per week in ES activities. If there are no children under the age of six, the single parent must complete an average of 30 hours per week in work activities. In a two-parent household, parents must complete an average of 35 hours per week in ES activities. Participation hours may include employment, education, training and other approved ES activities leading to self-sufficiency and designed to eliminate barriers to employment.

For more information call 1-866-262-9881