Expanded Subsidized Employment
Expanded Subsidized Employment (ESE) helps reduce the costs associated with identifying, hiring and onboarding employees. ESE reimburses companies up to 100 percent of the wages of a new hire in the first 180 days of employment.
How does it work?
- We provide your company with a list of applicants who match your employment needs.
- Your company interviews candidates and makes the hiring decision.
- You are reimbursed 100 percent for wages during the first four months and 75 percent for the last two months.
What are some requirements?
- The position must be regular and permanent (not temporary or seasonal)
- The position must pay minimum wage or more
- The employer agrees to retain the employee after successful completion of the 6 month reimbursement period
- Only hours worked will be reimbursed (vacations, holiday pay, and overtime will not be reimbursed)
What documents are needed?
- Proof of workers’ compensation insurance
- Current W-9
How do job seekers qualify?
- An individual must be participating in the CalWORKS Welfare to Work program to qualify. If interested, please see your CalWORKs Employment Case Manager for referral evaluation
How do employers get started?
- Contact Haley Stayton at HaleyStayton@workforce.org.
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