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 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.

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.