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

To start your application and explore all your program options, use our Program Match Finder. After answering questions about your needs and interests, you’ll instantly see a list of programs likely to be a match for you. Choose up to two (including ESE if it shows up) that interest you most and we will reach out to you within two business days about next steps. 

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