The Expanded Subsidized Employment (ESE) program provides employment opportunities that may lead to future long-term unsubsidized employment and self-sufficiency. Participants receive assistance with interview preparation and resume tailoring to be matched with an appropriate employer based on their experience and job skills. Participants must be enrolled in the CalWORKS Welfare-to-Work program.

For more information or any questions, email or call (619) 319-WORK (9675).

Who It's For

  • CalWORKs recipients who are participating in Welfare-to-Work

This program offers help:

  • Deciding what career is right for me
  • Finding a temporary job or internship
  • Finding a long-term job

How to Apply

Use Program Match Finder to begin enrollment. It usually takes 10–15 minutes to complete. Answer questions about your needs and interests, then you’ll instantly see a list of programs you’re likely eligible for. If you’re eligible for ESE, it will be the only program on your results page. If you’re not eligible, the program will not show up and you’ll choose a different program you likely are eligible for. Submit your selection then we’ll contact you about next steps. 

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