WorkSource offices statewide are closed for in-person services due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Customers can get help from WorkSource staff at 833-572-8400, through our Live Chat feature and by using WorkSourceWA.com. If you have a scheduled appointment, please reach out to your local WorkSource or use Live Chat to get instructions or information. Unfortunately, we can’t provide unemployment benefit information via the phone number above or Live Chat.

Services for dislocated workers

Retraining Services

Services for dislocated workers
The following is a list of services which may be available. Contact your local WorkSource center for more information

Retraining for a new job or career

  • Limited tuition assistance at a community or technical college or private school
  • Financial aid for training from federal and state sources
  • Training in English as a second language
  • Basic literacy education
  • Assistance with books, fees, supplies
  • For those who qualify, help with childcare while you are attending classes
  • Assistance with career and educational planning

Finding a new job

  • Referral to job openings
  • Workshops to teach you how to look for a job using the latest techniques, including the Internet
  • Advice on evaluating your skills and work history
  • Help assessing how your skills apply to today’s job market
  • Free Internet access for job search
  • Free phones, FAX machines, personal computers, photocopiers to help with your job search
  • Transportation assistance
  • Help with childcare while you’re looking for work
  • Relocation assistance if you obtain new employment
  • Assistance from community college or WorkSource staff in looking for a job on your behalf (job development)
  • Tools, uniforms, supplies required on your new job