CalWORKs Employment Services
The CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work (WTW) Program is a component of CalWORKs. The program assists CalWORKs 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.
- 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
- Unpaid Work Experience
- Vocational Assessment
- Vocational Training
- 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
Butte Community Employment Center "One-Stop" Job Listings
The Butte Community Employment Centers, home to Department of Employment and Social Services (DESS) services, maintain a list of current job openings, many of which are provided directly by local employers. Each Center also has a job board with many current employment opportunities. Visit a Butte Community Employment Center in Chico or Oroville.
- Current Butte County Job Listing (PDF)
- Glenn County One-Stop Job Listing
- Butte College Job Listing - The Butte
- California State University, Chico, Job Listings
Community Employment Centers provide these job listings as information only; inclusion of job information in this website does not in any way imply endorsement of any employer by this agency.
How to Apply
- Visit the BenefitsCal website to apply
- By Phone: Call The Butte County Customer Service Center at 877-410-8803
- In Person:
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