Subsidized Temporary Experience with Pay for the Underemployed Program (STEP-UP): In 2012, we began providing STEP-UP services to those receiving public assistance through CalWorks.

The program provides subsidized, transitional employment for up to 180 days. Participants also receive case management, job readiness instruction, computer literacy, and other services needed to prepare for the job market.

STEP-UP serves 400-500 individuals every year and places 10-20% of these individuals into competitive employment. The recent addition of an outreach specialist and job developer on the contract is anticipated to result in higher competitive placements.