Employment and Social Services

Our Mission:  "We administer employment and social services, preserving the dignity of children, families and adults."

Our Vision:  "Partnering for a safe, healthy, and self-reliant community."

Employment Services

Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services provides services to job seekers in search of employment and to employers seeking qualified employees.

Services and Programs

Butte Community Employment Center "One-Stop" Job Listings

The Butte Community Employment Centers are your One-Stop source for all your employment needs. We can assist you in many ways; for more information, please view our Job Seekers services at our www.ButteOneStop.org website. Our job listings are current. For additional information and assistance, please contact a "One-Stop" Resource Specialist today!

Butte Community Employment Center - Chico

Butte Community Employment Center - Oroville

Current Job Listing
Glenn County One-Stop Job Listing
Butte College Job Listing 

The Butte Community Employment Centers provide these Job Listings as information only; inclusion of job information in this document does not in any way imply endorsement of any employer by this agency.

CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work Program

The CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work Program promotes a "work first" philosophy. Participants test the labor market as part of the Job Search Services provided by the Community Employment Center, and facilitated by Butte College instructors. When participants need assistance to increase their job readiness, they are encouraged to attend a variety of Job Skills Workshops, enroll in Butte College, Oroville Adult School, or a career training program through the Regional Occupation Program. After recipients find work, a variety of services are available for up to 12 months to assist them in retaining their employment and become fully self-sufficient.

CalWORKs Child Care Program

The CalWORKS Child Care Program assists families transitioning off cash aid. The CalWORKS Child Care Program is administered in three stages. In Butte County all three stages are administered by Valley Oak Children's Services (VOCS), the Alternate Payment Provider (APP) under contract with Butte County Department of Social Services (DESS) for Stage 1, and the California Department of Education (CDE) for States 2 and 3.

CalWORKs Cal-Learn Program

The Cal-Learn Program was designed to assist pregnant and parenting teens receiving CalWORKs, to attend and graduate from high school or its equivalent.

Employer Services

Employer Services include applicant screening, testing, assessment and referral, recruitment advertising and coordination, interview facilities, internet-based job listings and applicant database, onsite workforce needs assessment, labor market information, and economic and business development assistance.

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 Contact DESS

24-Hour Emergency Numbers
Children's Services - North County
Children's Services - South County
Adult Services - Countywide

Customer Service Center

Butte 211
Dial 211 or Butte211.org

Full list of DESS contacts

 Locations & Hours

Customer Service Center
877.410.8803 (phone only)
Monday - Friday
7:30am to 4:30pm

Excludes Holidays

Butte Community Employment Center - Chico
765 East Avenue
Chico, CA 95926

Butte Community Employment Center - Oroville
78 Table Mountain Blvd.
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30am - 5:00pmĀ 

Butte County Community Services Center
7200 Skyway Rd
Paradise, CA 95969

Excludes Holidays

Full list of DESS locations.


Public Assistance Overpayment
More information about overpayments and notices of overpayment.

Apply for Service Online
Go to C4Yourself.com
Apply in person at one of the Butte Community Employment Centers

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Employment and Social Services

202 Mira Loma, Oroville, CA 95965

Shelby Boston
Director/Public Guardian/Public Administrator

Careers with DESS

California Department of Social ServicesCalifornia Department of Social Services
744 P Street, Sacramento CA 95814