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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.

Hiring incentives (hire a vet)

Businesses can earn federal tax credits when they hire unemployed veterans through the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit program.

The amount of the credit varies from $2,400 to $9,600, based on the length of your unemployment and whether you have a service-related disability.

Washington also offers business and occupation (B&O) and public utility tax credits to businesses that hire veterans. 

These tax credits reward businesses for welcoming veterans into their workforce.

Contact your local WorkSource center to learn more about this hiring incentive and how you can use it to market yourself to prospective employers.