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Most WorkSource offices are closed for in-person services due to COVID-19 but you can still get help with your work search by contacting your local office or by using LiveChat feature on this web page. Dedicated staff are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to help you develop your resume, improve your job interview skills, and connect you with training and employers that are hiring. Staff in WorkSource offices cannot help you with your unemployment claim. For assistance with your unemployment claim visit www.esd.wa.gov, use eServices, or call the claims center at 800-318-6022.

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