Employment Services

Welfare to Work Participants

Job Club/Job Search

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

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

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
Rick Mode at 875-3316
moder@saccounty.net
Kevin Saephan at 875-3294
saephank@saccounty.net

Sylvia Lopez-Gonzales at 875-7490 
lopezsy@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
Courtney Hudnall at 875-9852
hudnallc@saccounty.net

Employers and Small Businesses

BIC (Business Information Center)

The Stockton Boulevard Business Information Center (BIC) is a one-stop location for information and technical assistance designed to help entrepreneurs start, operate, and grow their companies.

The BIC offers classes and seminars on a variety of business topics, e.g. Marketing, Financing Options for Small Business, Pre-Business Seminars, Incorporation, Government Procurement, Franchising Opportunities, and Taxes for Small Businesses. There is a nominal $35 fee for some of the seminars but many are provided at no cost to the participant.

The BIC offers free business consultation through SCORE, and has a small Business Library and business resources.

Registration for classes can be completed on-line at www.sacramento.score.org

 

 
Hours Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm
For more information contact
Oscar Garcia at 875-3286 garciaos@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 875-7490 
lopezsy@saccounty.net
Kevin Saephan at 875-3294
saephank@saccounty.net
Rick Mode at 875-3316
moder@saccounty.net 

Subsidized Employment

In collaboration with the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA), the Subsidized Employment/On-the-Job Training (OJT) program provides a wage reimbursement of up to 100% to employers for hiring a CalWORKs Welfare to Work participant and training them in a new job. In addition, businesses may be eligible for tax credits offered by the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program (WOTC)

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

Work Experience

The CWEX Program actively markets and recruits employers in the region to provide real-world work experience for pre-screened CalWORKs Welfare to Work participants. The CWEX Program is always looking for training/employments opportunities in a wide variety of industries within the private and public sectors as well as non-profit agencies.

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