Our Mission

The mission of the Congressional Work for Warriors Caucus is to promote and increase awareness of California’s extremely successful Work for Warriors program, with the eventual goal of expanding the program in California and replicating it in other states. 

Latest News

Oct 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Reps. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) and Paul Cook (R-Calif.) sent a letter today to the leadership of the Senate and House Committees on Armed Services requesting that funding for a nationwide Work for Warriors job placement program is preserved in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of Fiscal Year 2018.

Mar 3, 2015 Press Release

Washington DC - Earlier today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA), Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA) and Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) reintroduced the Work for Warriors Act, which will create a pilot program to explore the nationwide replication and expansion of the California and South Carolina’s direct employment models.

Feb 27, 2014 In The News

Keolis Transit America joins the ranks of the more than 180 companies to provide a working opportunity for our armed forces through Work for Warriors program. Work for Warriors has brought in a new line of defense, by also calling up Reservists to participate in the program.

Feb 27, 2014 In The News
In early 2012, California State Assembly Speaker John A. Perez granted the California National Guard $500,000 to help reduce unemployment within the Guard by 25% within the first year.
Feb 27, 2014 In The News

In her 1969 poem “The Will to Change,” the late lesbian poet Adrienne Rich wrote, “We’re living through a time/that needs to be lived through us.” At that time, protests against the Vietnam War exploded onto the streets and young civil rights activists turned the fight for social justice into “liberation” movements, including a little riot at the Stonewall Inn where gays, drag queens and transg

Feb 27, 2014 In The News

Reps. Mark Takano and Paul Cook have founded a House caucus to boost a California program that helps veterans find jobs.

Takano, D-Riverside, and Cook, R-Yucca Valley, formed the Work for Warriors Caucus, a bipartisan group to promote the state Work for Warriors program, read a press release from Takano’s office issued Friday, Nov. 8.

Feb 27, 2014 Press Release

Washington DC – The United States Air Force and the National Guard Bureau have chosen the California National Guard’s 163rd Reconnaissance Wing, located at March Air Reserve Base, to receive the next tranche of MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). This is especially important as they replace the current aging MQ-1 Predator assets at March.

Feb 27, 2014 In The News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Getting you a job is what the California National Guard’s Work for Warriors program is all about.

The program has been getting jobs for California National Guardsmen for more than a year and a half now. Due to its success and some new hires, the program is expanding its reach to the state’s Reserve forces.

Feb 27, 2014 In The News

SACRMENTO – Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) was awarded the California Golden Bear Award by the California Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States' (CAL EANGUS) yesterday in recognition for his efforts on behalf of the “Work for Warriors” program, which has helped tackle the issue of unemployment among the almost 20,000 California National Guard members.

Feb 27, 2014 In The News

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) and Representative Mark Takano (D-Riverside) have formed the Work for Warriors Caucus, according to a media release issued out of Washington, D.C.



  • Members of the Guard and Reserve visited the campus Jan. 21 with representatives from the Defense Department’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) office for the signing of a Statement of Support by Google Senior Vice President of People Operations Laszlo Bock.
  • The official California Work for Warrior website operated by the California Military Department
  • WFW Caucus Graphic
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