Workforce Programs and Services

Fair Work Center

Fair Work Center empowers workers to achieve fair employment.  They are a hub for workers to understand and exercise their legal rights, improve working conditions and connect with community resources.  Learn more>

Working Washington

Working Washington is a statewide workers organization that fights to raise wages, improve labor standards, and change the conversation about wealth, inequality, and the value of work.  Learn more>

Workforce Development Programs and Related Services

AARP: Assists individuals 50 or older workers with employment and training services. Learn more>

Access Washington: Jobs skills and worker training (Apprenticeship, Contractor Training, Find Workplace Safety and Health Training, Job Training Programs and Training Assistance for Business). Learn more>

Alliance of People with disAbilities: Provides employment and independent living services for people with disAbilities. Learn more>

Apprenticeship and Non Traditional Employment for Women (ANEW): Provides a job skills course for low income women interested in non-traditional trades, the program now accepts low income men. Learn more> 

CARES of Washington: A non-profit agency providing employment, career advancement, and financial asset development services to low-income families and individuals with disabilities. Learn more>

Career and Technical Education (CTE): CTE is a program for middle and high school students in Washington’s public schools providing career counseling and exploration of career opportunities. Learn more>

City of Seattle Community Technology Department: They work closely with the Seattle Public Library Job Resource Centers, YWCA Opportunity Place and Seattle Goodwill (all WorkSource connection sites), they have gathered valuable resources and tools to help you in your online job search.  For help with building a resume, developing a job search strategy or access to more personalized service, contact these organizations directly.  Learn more>

Connect for Success is a partnership between a group of employers and a local community service provider, Cares of Washington, with the goal of reducing employee turnover and increasing productivity by eliminating the obstacles that keep people from performing their best at work. Learn more>

Courage 360 WA: Provides job readiness and computer training for qualifying low income adults. Learn more>

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR): Statewide employment resources for people with disabilities and businesses who are hiring people with disabilities. Learn more>

El Centro de la Raza: Assists low-income, unemployed and Latino people in securing and maintaining a livable wage by teaching employment skills and conduct and other information to better current employment. Learn more>

Employment Security Department (ESD): State agency that provides Unemployment Insurance and a variety of employment resources for job seekers. Learn more>

Hopelink: Offers both one-on-one assistance with career development and a weekly workshop series for job readiness skills. Learn more>

Job Corps: Live-in program that provides at-risk youth (16-24 years) access to education and job experience. Learn more>

King County Veterans Services Program: Provide employment guidance and assistance for veterans. Learn more>

Multi-Service Center: Provides comprehensive services, such as education and employment, in South King County. Learn more>

Opportunity Center for Employment and Education: Provides integrated educational, vocational, employment and supportive services through a partnership of the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), WorkSource Seattle-King County, and NSCC’s resources, including Workforce Education and Career Services. Learn more>

Pacific Associates: A multi-agency consortium that assists low-income job seekers in accessing training, employment, and support services. Learn more>

Port Jobs: Works to increase access to living wage jobs in Seattle and King County by providing a wide array of services to job-seekers and employers, particularly at SeaTac airport, the Port of Seattle, and in the building and construction trades. Learn more>

Refugee Resettlement Office: Assist with resumes, on line job search, job applications and preparation for interviews. Learn more by emailing

SHA  JobLink: Connects tenants to employment, education and resources.  The program can help Seattle Housing Authority tenants find a job right away, enroll in training and education and then find a job; get a better job; or start a small business.  Start here to take the next step:

  1. Read about JobLink and who is eligible.
  2. Register for a JobLink Orientation session or make an appointment with a Career Coach.
  3. Email or call 206-615-3366.

Seattle Goodwill: Education & Training (with workforce readiness focus in all classes): All classes include an Interviewing 101 presentation. Learn more>

Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI): Works to eliminate barriers by aligning support services, including housing, childcare, transportation, and counseling with job skills training and job placement assistance.  Learn more> 

Start Next Quarter: The Seattle Community Colleges offer hundreds of students free and reduced tuition, books and fees every quarter. They help provide skills and education needed to find a stable career at a competitive salary, and have programs and resources to make available to eligible students. Clients can start by taking the short free anonymous survey.  Learn more>

Seattle Youth Employment Program: Operated by the City of Seattle and has three program components; 1) School Year Program, 2) Summer Internship Program and 3) Out of School Youth Program. Learn more>

Training Rehabilitation Assessment & Consultation Associates (TRAC) Associates: Provides employment assistance to businesses and job seekers. Learn more> 

United Indians of All Tribes: An education and employment program serving the local Native American community. Learn more>

Washington State Community and Technical Colleges: Washington’s two-year public colleges offer a wide range of choices and a lot of flexibility. Classes help students prepare to transfer to a university, get job training, gain basic skills, learn English, and pursue continuing education. Learn more>

Washington State Career Bridge: Provides careers and eligible training providers. Learn more>

Worker Retraining Community and Technical College Contacts: Provides programs to help people get the skills to enter or re-enter the workforce.  Training programs include advising, career planning, jump-start tuition, and connections to resources such as, assistance with Financial Aid, DSHS and ES WIA. Learn more>

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

YMCA Young Adult Services: Provides employment and life skills.  Learn more>

YWCA: Offers career development centers and employment training programs, placement and other support services to women and families. Learn more>