Workforce Readiness

The Washington Employment Security Department expanding benefits as a result of #COVID19.

If you are affected by COVID-19, Employment Security has programs that may be able to help. They have adopted a series of emergency rules to relieve the burden of temporary layoffs, isolation and quarantine for workers and businesses. This easy-to-read comparison guide lists some of the most common scenarios that may occur and benefits that may apply. Learn more here>

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Tutoring for Adults is available at the Seattle Public Library for reading, writing, basic math, and English language skills.  Test preparation help is available for the GED, Compass and TOEFL exams.  Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.  Registration is not required.   Learn more> or contact World Languages at 206-684-0849.

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Self-Sufficiency Calculator

The Self Sufficiency Calculator for Washington State site is sponsored by the Workforce Development Councils of Washington State and developed by the WDC of Seattle-King County.

The Calculator includes a variety of resources, including the Self Sufficiency Standard. The Self Sufficiency Standard measures how much income is needed for a family of a given composition – ranging from a one-person household to a large family – in a given place, to adequately meet its basic needs without any public or private assistance.  Learn more>

Unemployment Benefits

If you are seeking immediate assistance for Unemployment Benefits, the Washington State Employment Security provides information on key UI questions including eligibility, how to apply, and extension of benefits.  Call 800-318-6022.  Learn more>

Washington State Career Bridge

Washington’s one-stop source for career and education planning. You can explore careers, view job trends and eligible education providers on Washington State Career Bridge.  Learn more>    

WorkSource Seattle-King County

Offers free services to meet the needs of all job seekers, including one-on-one job and career counseling, technical and educational services, workshops, and referrals to training providers. Learn more>

  • Career Coach lets you explore any occupation in depth. All in one place, you can find wages, hiring trends and job descriptions–even local job postings! Learn more>
  • Find Training Programs. Use Career Coach in tandem with Career Bridge ( to find in-depth details, results, and contacts for hundreds of training programs at public and private schools around the state. Click here to explore>