Job Seeker Services at WorkSource Seattle-King County
Perhaps you’ve been laid off from a job or maybe you’re just rethinking your career and want a position that will be more satisfying. Whether you have worked for years, or are just entering the workforce, WorkSource has valuable resources that can assist you during your career transition.
Our services are available to you free of charge and are designed with “customer choice” in mind—you decide what resources will work best for you and we help you access them. (Note: Some program services require eligibility.)
Job Search Assistance
Career and Training Services
· Counseling, coaching and assessment tools
· Training funding and program opportunities
· Labor market and wage information
· Recruitment and hiring events
· Wage and occupation information
· Assistance during layoffs and closures
· Job Fairs
· Employer hiring events
· Mock interviews
· Employer panels
· Housing, transportation, food assistance, financial empowerment, healthcare, and more
· Unemployment claims assistance
· Veteran services
· Computers, internet access and wi-fi
· Copiers, printers, phones and faxes
· ADA accessible technology
Some WorkSource locations also provide direct access to employers through on-site recruiting events, as well as classes in basic computer skills, basic education (GED and HS diploma), and English as a Second Language. Call or visit the office nearest you for information about the specific services it provides.
Also see the Job Seeker Resources page for a more comprehensive list of non-employment resources.
Financial assistance, retraining programs, career planning, health insurance and other resources for the unemployed
General information about Unemployment Insurance
File a Claim On-Line
Calculate How Much You'll Get
Downloadable UI Forms
Starting a Business
If your goal is to start a business, but you don't know where to begin, consider attending our free self-employment classes. A representative from the Small Business Administration (SBA) will explain the steps for developing a business plan and provide resources to help you reach your entrepreneurial goals. The SBA also hosts events and classes that are open to the public.
Another resource is the state's Self-Employment Assistance Program. This program allows you to receive entrepreneurial training and business counseling while you collect unemployment benefits. Eligibility is limited--see the web page for more details.
Accommodations for People with Disabilities
Our offices offer a variety of assistive technology tools that may be helpful to you for accessing on-site and online resources. (Please Note: Not all offices offer all assistive technology tools.)
Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available. To request accommodations, please contact the event/workshop site host. For site contact information, go to our location page.