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Services for Job Seekers

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Services for Job Seekers
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WorkSource Centers represent a unique concept
in the labor market – everything in one place.
Employment Services | On-Site Resources | Workshops
Claimant Placement Program | Veterans Services | Welfare-to-Work
Trade Act Programs | Training Programs | Offender Employment Services
Worker Services | Youth Services | Disabilities Placement Services
Washington Service Corps | Farmworker Services
EmploymentServices As part of the nationwide US Employment Service, WorkSource can help you in your job search with these free services:

  • Find job openings
  • Learn strategies for finding a job
  • Get job referrals and job search assistance
  • Get help preparing your résumé and getting ready for job interviews
  • Post your résumé online for employers to see
  • Share job-search strategies with other job seekers (job club)
  • Assess your skills and get career guidance
  • Get referred to a training program
  • Learn how much jobs pay and what jobs are in demand

Call or visit a WorkSource Center for more information.

On-SiteResources Each WorkSource Center has a resource room for job seekers with:

  • Computers with Internet access
  • Telephones
  • Fax Machine
  • Copy Machine
  • Video Viewing Stations

Call or visit a WorkSource Center for more information.

Workshops Success is defined as finding an employer who is looking for someone like you.  The three common routes for getting there are knowing yourself, knowing the employer and demonstrating the match between them. Our Job Hunter workshop series covers all three routes and will prepare you to be successful!

Module One: Orientation to WorkSource Services
Module Two: Skills and Abilities Analysis
Module Three: Job Search Strategies
Module Four: Perfecting Applications
Module Five: Effective Résumés and Cover Letters
Module Six: Interviewing Techniques

Workshop locations and schedules

Claimant PlacementProgram The Claimant Placement Program provides services to help unemployment insurance claimants return to work quickly. WorkSource staff help participants find jobs and improve their skills to increase their employability.

Services are prioritized for those most likely to run out of benefits and may include skill assessments, referrals to short-term training, skill-building workshops, job development and job referrals.

Call or visit a WorkSource Center for more information.

VeteransServices WorkSource Centers have staff who work specifically with veterans and eligible relatives to address the unique needs of veterans such as transferring military skills to civilian employment. In addition to providing employment assistance, WorkSource markets the advantages of hiring veterans to local businesses and connects veterans to services that help with health care, food, clothing or housing.

WorkSource offers free workshops for veterans and provides skills and interest assessments to aid in job training and career preparation. Call or visit a WorkSource Center for more information.

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WorkFirst WorkFirst is Washington’s welfare-to-work program. It provides services to help parents on welfare find jobs, learn skills and become self-sufficient.

Services begin with job preparation instruction followed by activities designed to assist during job search. Work experience or on-the-job training may be suitable for some parents. Support service needs such as child care, transportation assistance and work clothing are provided.

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Trade ActPrograms Trade Act programs help workers whose jobs have been lost because of foreign trade or shifts in production.  Eligible workers can get the help needed to return to employment as quickly as possible by utilizing a variety of employment services.

Certified, trade-impacted workers may receive training, relocation assistance if needed to accept a job offer in another location, income support and a health coverage tax credit. Weekly income support may also be available to eligible workers when their unemployment benefits are exhausted.

Call or visit a WorkSource Center for more information.

TrainingPrograms
Programs for Adults
Programs for Laid-Off Workers
Apprenticeship Programs
Washington Service Corps
Programs for Persons with Disabilities 
Training and Unemployment Insurance
Programs for Youth
Dislocated Worker Programs
Ex-Offender Programs
WorkFirst
Programs for Older Adults

Call or visit a WorkSource Center for more information.

OffenderEmployment Services Employment services are available at WorkSource Centers for ex-offenders who have been released to the community. Services include job seeking skill instruction, skill assessments, education and training, job development, job referral and job placement.

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WorkerServices Dealing with a loss of a job

Getting skills and education

  • Receive training in new job skills
  • Improve your current job skills
  • Learn how to start your own business
  • Prepare for the High School Equivalency (GED) exam
  • Improve your reading, writing and math skills
  • Improve your English skills (ESL)
  • Get information about education and training schools including cost of tuition and success in placing students in jobs

Finding resources

  • Get help with living expenses while in training
  • Get help finding childcare
  • Get help obtaining financial aid for training

Planning your career

  • Assess your reading and math skills
  • Assess your career interests
  • Learn about jobs and careers suitable for you
  • Learn about jobs in demand and rates of pay
  • Get information about employers in your local area
  • Learn about what employers expect of their workers

Call or visit a WorkSource Center for more information.

YouthServices Finding Work

  • Find out about job openings, work experience, internships and community service
  • Find out how to get a work permit
  • Learn about strategies for finding a job
  • Get help in preparing for job interviews
  • Get help preparing your résumé
  • Post your résumé for employers to see

Summer Opportunities

  • Get help finding a summer job
  • Find out about summer learning opportunities

Getting Skills and Training

  • Learn new job skills
  • Improve your current job skills
  • Learn about the world of business
  • Prepare for the High School Equivalency (GED) exam
  • Improve your reading, writing and math skills
  • Improve your English skills (ESL)
  • Get information about schools and training programs

Finding Resources

  • Get help with living expenses while in training
  • Get help finding child care
  • Learn about financial aid for training

Planning your career

  • Assess your reading and math skills
  • Assess your career interests and job skills
  • Learn about jobs and careers suitable for you
  • Learn about jobs in demand and rates of pay
  • Get information about employers in your local area
  • Learn about what employers expect of their workers
  • Call or visit a WorkSource Center for more information.
DisabilitiesPlacement Services WorkSource promotes job counseling, the development of employment opportunities and placement for persons with disabilities. Special services including testing, auxiliary communication aids, reasonable accommodation, and discrimination prevention are available. Persons with disabilities receive priority service for job referral, employment counseling and job development.

Every WorkSource Center has a local Disability Placement Specialist to act on behalf of persons with disabilities to provide and advocate for services. Persons with physical, mental, or sensory disabilities are given special attention and equal opportunities in employment.

Call or visit a WorkSource Center for more information.

Service Corps The Washington Service Corps engages the talent, energy and enthusiasm of young adults in addressing critical needs in communities across Washington State.  Since 1983, 13,000 young adults have contributed more than 16 million of hours of service through the Service Corps.

The Service Corps works in partnership with private non-profit organizations and units of local government to address unmet community needs in areas such as education, environment, homeland security, emergency preparedness and public safety.

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FarmworkerServices The Migrant Seasonal Farm Worker program provides outreach to migrant and seasonal farm workers in Washington in order to ensure that they are afforded access to WorkSource services including job readiness assistance, job referrals and placement, and referrals to training.

WorkSource also helps agricultural employers anticipating a shortage of workers to recruit from other states or to bring non-immigrant foreign workers to the U.S. for temporary or seasonal agricultural work.

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