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Join the California Workforce Connection


Here is your opportunity to develop your professional potential and broaden your network!

  • Take control of your career
  • Develop your skills
  • Join with other Workforce Professionals
  • Give back to your community
There are three options for membership:

If you are an Employment Development Department (EDD) employee,

Rank in File- at $4.00 per month through payroll deduction.

  • Just complete the EDD Membership PDF and submit to your Chapter President or Membership Chair.
or

EDD management staff dues are fully covered for their annual membership by EDD.

  • Just complete the EDD Membership PDF and submit to your Chapter President or Membership Chair.
Individual Membership is $98.00 annually for those in affiliated organization and workforce fields.
  • If you would like to sign up for membership using a credit card or via paypal:
  •  If you would like to pay via check or purchase order, please fill out the Individual Member PDF.
Retiree Membership is $36.00 per year

This membership is for those who are retired from fulltime employment but are still interested in developments in the workforce field, lifelong learning, or giving back to their community.

  • If you would like to sign up for membership using a credit card or via paypal:
  • If you would like to pay via check or purchase order, please fill out the Retiree Membership PDF, complete and send to the address as indicated.
Frequently Asked Questions

The California Workforce Connection is an association of individuals dedicated to and interested in enhancing their individual competencies, knowledge and proficiency engaged in all occupations in the field of workforce development, training, and related programs.

Through a forum and exchange of information, our members endeavor to support each other in their continued self-improvement, support of administrators in carrying out programs, and promoting public and legislative awareness on policy matters affecting these programs. Our members contribute to their communities and their economic well-being, through fellowship among persons engaged in these programs.

The California Workforce Connection empowers individuals with the skills to be successful through mentoring, coaching, visionary leadership and educational training.

  • Partner/Non-State Employee: $98.00
  • Retiree: $36.00
  • EDD State Supervisor/Exempt Employee $0.00
  • EDD State Employee Bargaining Unit 1 or 4 $48.00
  • Other State Employee (Non-EDD): $98.00

Our Association is dedicated to bringing education, opportunity, and innovation to all individuals with a common interest in workforce development.  Through your professional associationin the California Workforce Connection, you have resources and support to build a plan to enhance your career, learn to work with others as you build relationships through networking, obtain training and gain experience through.

  • Information on Workforce Industry development
  • Legislative Alerts
  • Professional Development
  • Educational Conferences/Cruises
  • Career Advancement
  • Network with Industry Leaders
  • Awards Recognition
  • Discount Services
  • Mentorship
  • Leadership Development
  • Contribute to CWC via input on Member Survey
  • Continuing Education/Certification
  • Cal-Liope Newsletter
  • Fun Social Networking Activities
  • Impact the Workforce Development field

Membership is for 12 months, commencing from the date on which the Membership Coordinator receives the Membership Application.

Non-EDD persons can simply submit an application with payment through check or Pay Pal to the Membership Coordinator. In addition to completing a Membership Application, EDD employees must check the appropriate box on the membership application, include their full social security number, and sign in order to authorize the SCO to resume automatic monthly payroll deductions.

You will receive membership benefits commencing from the date on which the Membership Coordinator receives the Membership Application and proof of dues payment.

The Membership Coordinator will mail you a New Members packet which you should receive within 2-4 weeks after receipt of Membership Application and proof of dues payment.

EDD Employee Members may cancel their membership at any time by sending a cancelation letter to the State Controller’s Office (SCO). It will take 2-3 pay periods for the SCO to process termination of payroll deduction. California Workforce Connection is unable to process refunds for cash payments.

CWC welcomes any and all returning members. Non-EDD persons can simply submit a new application with payment through check or Paypal to the Membership Coordinator. In addition to completing a Membership Application, returning EDD employees must check the appropriate box on the membership application, include their full social security number, and sign in order to authorize the SCO to resume automatic monthly payroll deductions.

Information about educational conferences can be obtained on the association website:

Most Lunch and Learn workshops are free for employees to attend, although a nominal fee may be required of non-members if lunch is provided. Contact your local chapter for more information about educational workshops in your area.

Interested persons can learn more about CWC activities and locate a local chapter in their geographic region.

Membership Renewal Notices will be mailed to you annually by the Membership Coordinator. You should receive your renewal notice around the anniversary of the date your membership commenced.

CWC welcomes your interest in our association. Please contact your local chapter president with any inquiries or feel free to contact us here >

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the California Workforce Connection.

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