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CalWORKs and Employment Services



If you are an adult with dependent children, you may be eligible for California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids, or CalWORKs. 


CalWORKs provides:
• Families with children financial assistance to meet their basic needs 
• Education, employment and training programs through Employment Services 
• Support for families moving toward self-sufficiency
• Child care, work expense assistance, transportation, and counseling
If you are eligible for CalWORKs you will automatically qualify for Medi-Cal and may also qualify for CalFresh. Unless you are exempt, you will be referred to the Employment Services program for assistance gaining employment.

For further questions regarding CalWORKs eligibility, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Placer County Employment Services (formerly Welfare to Work) can assist you in finding work through the Business Advantage Network.


  • Receive daily job leads and information on job fairs and recruiting events called “Job Connections” by signing up for our email list
  • Visit our Job Fairs and Job Connections webpage for current job resource events in Placer County.

 Where Can I Apply for CalWORKs

You can Apply for CalWORKs in several Convenient ways

Online*: My Benefits CalWIN 

By Mail*:
Access the 5-page application at: 

Return completed application to Placer County, by mail:
PO Box 20400
Auburn, CA 95604

By Phone*: 
    1-888-385-5160 or 
    916-784-6000 or

*When applying online, by mail, or by phone, you may still be required to come to our office for an in-person interview.

In Person:
Auburn at Placer County Government Center
11542 B Avenue 
Auburn, CA 95603 
530-889-7610 Fax - 530-889-7608 

1000 Sunset Blvd. #100 (Downstairs)
Rocklin, CA 95765 
916-784-6000 Fax - 916-784-6100 

North Lake Tahoe at Carnelian Bay 
5225 North Lake Blvd.
Carnelian Bay, CA 96140 
530-546-1900 Fax - 530-546-1912
For additional questions, please see our FAQ page 

Job Connections

Why come to Job Connections?

  • Meet Human Resource representatives face-to-face.
  • Acquire information on current job openings and hiring processes.
  • A new company is invited each month.

Come prepared to:

  • Briefly introduce yourself (30 Second Me) .
  • Share your skills and career interests with the recruiter.
  • Distribute a targeted resume.
  • Dress in interview appropriate attire.

To Learn More About Job Connections

Enter your resume online through the CalJOBs system.

  • California Job Openings Browse System (CalJOBS)

Places You Can Go to Find a Job

  • Job Seeker Resources
  • Placer County Employment Opportunities
  • Connections Career Centers – Or visit the Connections Centers in person at the Auburn and Roseville locations:

    Auburn Connections
    1919 Grass Valley Hwy. Ste. 100
    Auburn, CA 95603
    Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 (lunch) 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
    First time visitors, please call for an appointment

    Roseville Connections
    115 Ascot Dr. Ste. 180
    Roseville, CA 95661
    Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    First time visitors, please call for an appointment

  • Hiring Incentive

    If you are participating in Placer County's Employment Services program your future employer is eligible for the Wage Reimbursement program. Visit our Subsidized Wage web page for more details on how to offer your employer up to $6,000 wage reimbursement or call Katie Kenoyer at 530-889-4090.

    Program Policies

    Advantages of Employment Services

    Why Work with Employment Services?

    • The purpose of Employment Services is to help you prepare for work and find employment. This can possibly include such activities as employment, job search, work experience, and educational/vocational training
    • Supportive services are provided to make it easier for individuals to participate in approved ES activities. They include childcare, transportation, work or training related expenses, domestic abuse, substance abuse, and mental health assistance.

    Learn More About Employment Services