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 hires whomever you choose.
- We complete all associated paperwork.
- You are reimbursed 100 percent for wages during the first four months and 75 percent for the last two months.
- The employer gets reimbursed after every two-month “phase” is completed
What are some restrictions?
- The position must be regular and permanent (not temporary or seasonal)
- The position must pay $10.50 or more per hour (wages may not be less than minimum wage)
- The employer agrees to retain the employee after successful completion of the 180 day reimbursement period
- Only hours worked on the job will be reimbursed, up to 40 hours per week (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?
- Job seekers must be enrolled in a career center and have been referred by their CalWORKs case manager
How do employers get started?
- Contact Haley Stayton at HaleyStayton@workforce.org.