Services for WTW Participants

Job Readiness/Life Success

Life Success workshops are available for CalWORKs Welfare to Work participants at several locations throughout Sacramento County. Life Success facilitators implement a comprehensive curriculum designed to build on and or improve skills that will lead participants to employment. Topics include budgeting, stress management. time management, health, nutrition, decision making, goal setting and more.

For more information contact
John Bashore at 875-3263 bashorejo@saccounty.net

Job Club

Interactive comprehensive training is available for CalWORKs Welfare to Work participants through the Job Club/Job Search program at various locations throughout the county. The workshops offer a variety of lessons including resume writing, interviewing skills, job search strategies for the 21st century and modules designed to enhance clients career development.

For more information contact
John Bashore at 875-3263 bashorejo@saccounty.net or
Sylvia Lopez-Gonzales at 876-7490 lopezsy@saccounty.net

Job LINK

Job Talks are offered throughout the county for CalWORKs Welfare to Work participants. Job Talks are designed to connect employers with potential employees. Job Talk workshops offer referrals to  current job openings, provide one-on-one job search assistance and give local employers the opportunity to personally speak to job seekers about current openings.

For more information contact
Sylvia Lopez-Gonzales at 876-7490 LopezSy@saccounty.net or
Rick Mode at 875-3316 moder@saccounty.net or
Kevin Saephan at 875-3294 saephank@saccounty.net

DHA Subsidized Employment Program

The Department of Human Assistance has a Subsidized Employment Program in partnership with Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA). Through this program, CalWORKs Welfare to Work participants may be placed in paid On The Job Training (OJT) positions. Any job-ready eligible CalWORKs participant who is unemployed or underemployed, including those in Job Club and the Community Work Experience programs, can qualify.

For more information contact
Sylvia Lopez-Gonzales at 876-7490 LopezSy@saccounty.net or
Rick Mode at 875-3316 moder@saccounty.net or
Kevin Saephan at 875-3294 saephank@saccounty.net

CWEX

Community Work Experience Program

The Community Work Experience Program (CWEX) places CalWORKs Welfare to Work participants in non-paid work experience with public, private non-profit or private for-profit businesses. The goal of the program is for participants to learn valuable on-the-job skills and move into paid employment with the sponsoring business or into paid employment elsewhere. CWEX also has an internal mechanism to connect participants to subsidized or unsubsidized employment while in placement.

For more information contact
Cheryl Reede at 875-3314 reedec@saccounty.net or
Courtney Hudnall at 875-9852 hudnallc@saccounty.net

Vocational Assessment

Vocational Assessment Counselors are available to provide CalWORKs Welfare to Work participants with vocational exploration and facilitate career development decision making. They also work with the participants to develop vocational plans that can lead to self-sufficiency and meet their employment goals.

For more information contact
Sandra Espindola-Cisneros at 875-3285 espindolas@saccounty.net