Work Programs Section

The Work Programs Section (WPS) was established in 1996 when the Aid to Families with Dependent Children was replaced by the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) but Guam implemented the program in 1997. Under WPS are the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Program and the Guam Employment and Training Program (GETP). The JOBS Program is designed to help TANF recipients become financially independent so they may be able to support their family on their own. JOBS will help build the skills they need for a better job and help them resolve problems that can become barriers to employment. The GETP provides free referral services, employment and training opportunities for able-bodied Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. It enables potentially employable persons to improve their financial situations, minimizing their present and future need for assistance.