CalWORKs Employment Services


What is CalWORKs Employment Services Assistance?

CalWORKs Employment Services (CWES) is an employment program that helps families receiving CalWORKs Cash Aid become self sufficient by providing job search assistance and job training opportunities.


  • Job Training Scholarships up to $4500.00
  • Paid positions with private businesses
  • Paid On-the-Job Training
  • Unpaid internships
  • DRIVE Center drop-in work experience
  • Child Care
  • Transportation reimbursement
  • Job search workshops
  • Legal workshops
  • Self-employment workshops
  • Counseling
  • Substance abuse and mental health services
  • Financial aid for up to 12 months
  • Housing assistance



CalWORKs Employment Services Orientation Modules

English Modules

  • Intro and Basics:  PDF   Video  
  • Program Participation: PDF   Video  
  • Opportunities and Supportive Services: PDF  Video

Spanish Modules