CalWORKs Employment Services

The CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work (WTW) Program is a component of CalWORKs. The program assists CalWORKsperson working on laptop recipients in seeking, obtaining and retaining employment that leads to self-sufficiency. Welfare-to-Work staff help and encourage participants in overcoming the barriers that prevent employment. Participants are eligible for a variety of supportive services to assist them in becoming and remaining employed; some of these services are provided through partner agencies.


To remain eligible for services, recipients of cash aid must participate in work or work-related activities, specified in their individualized "Welfare-to-Work Plan." For adults, there is a 48-month lifetime limit on eligibility for cash assistance.

Employment Services

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Child Care
  • Clothing for Work
  • Community Service
  • GED Preparation and Testing
  • Job Search Leads and Assistance
  • Job Skills Training
  • Job Skills Workshops
  • Job Retention Services
  • Learning Needs Evaluation
  • Public Health Nursing Services
  • Subsidized Employment
  • Substance Abuse Services
  • Transportation
  • Unpaid Work Experience
  • Vocational Assessment
  • Vocational Training

Partner Agencies

  • Alliance For Workforce Development, Inc.
  • Butte County Department of Behavioral Health
  • Butte-Glenn Community College
  • Butte County Child Support Services
  • Chico Unified School District
  • Butte County Public Health
  • Regional Occupational Program (ROP)
  • Valley Oak Children's Services

CalWORKs Child Care Program

Stable, quality child care is essential to the success of each CalWORKs participant. The CalWORKs Child Care Program provides that child care and helps families transition smoothly from the immediate, short-term child care needed as the parents begin work or work activities to the stable, long-term child care necessary for the family to leave and remain off aid.

CalWORKs Cal-Learn Program

The Cal-Learn Program is designed to assist pregnant and parenting teens receiving CalWORKs, to attend and graduate from high school or its equivalent. Learn more on the California Department of Social Services CalWORKs website