King County Jobs InitiativeAn employment assistance program for King County residents in need of a job and whom may have a recent criminal conviction. The focus is on providing job training in employment areas that have the most potential for wage growth.
- Assistance with job placement and support services such as transportation, interview clothes, and work tools
- Employment Specialists will provide support for one year upon job placement
- Clients who are enrolled in the federal basic food program may be entitled to additional support funding through the Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET) program, speak to one of the employment specialists listed below
Training opportunitiesWe enroll clients in a variety of training opportunities with different start dates and locations. Training time varies but typically lasts no more than 12 weeks. Areas of training include airport-related jobs, construction, electronic assembly, hazardous materials technician, manufacturing, office occupations and warehouse.
- King County Resident, low-income, at least 21 years of age, be willing to participate in skills training and attend a 4-day job readiness training
How to access services
Clients with justice involvement/prior conviction, contact:
Monday: Renton WorkSource, 500 SW 7th St., Suite 100, Renton, WA 98057
Tuesday-Friday: 545 Andover Park W, Suite 211, Tukwila, WA 98188
Clients with basic food (BFET) only, contact:
Renton WorkSource, 500 SW 7th St., Suite 100, Renton, WA 98057
For questions about the King County Jobs Initiative program, contact:
Homeless Employment ProjectEmployment and education services are provided to homeless clients seeking employment. Assistance includes job readiness skills and training, and financial assistance as it relates to employment, including tuition, interview clothing, work tools, licenses, etc.
- Job readiness skills and training
- Financial assistance relating to employment, tuition, interview clothing, work tools, licenses, etc.
- Individuals who are unemployed and homeless
- King County residents who are at least 18 years of age
How to access servicesContact one of the providers below:
7735 178th Pl NE, Redmond, WA 98052
YWCA Opportunity Place
2024 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
North Seattle College
South Seattle College
6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106
Seattle-King County WorkSource System
WorkSource is a one-stop employment and training center that helps people find jobs. It also helps employers recruit employees and keep them.
There is one WorkSource center (in Renton), six WorkSource affiliates and 22 connection sites in King County. The King County Employment and Education Resources WorkSource Operator Team works closely with the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County in the support and oversight of operations of the seven-site WorkSource system.
- Workshop topics include applications, resumes and interviewing
- Job listings on www.worksourcewa.com
- One on one assistance
Career and training services
- Training funding and program opportunities
- Assessment tools
- Labor market and wage information
- Housing, transportation, health care, food assistance and financial empowerment
- Unemployment claims assistance
- Veteran services
- Computers, internet access and wi-fi
- Copiers, printers, phones and faxes
- ADA accessible technology
- Recruitment and hiring events
- Wage and occupation information
- Assistance during layoffs and closures
- Job fairs
- Hiring events
- Mock interviews
- Employer panels
Communities of OpportunityIn partnership with the Communities of Opportunity (COO) initiative, we have staff dedicated to the economic and workforce health of COO communities. We integrate the Seattle-King County WorkSource System into these communities to connect youth and adult job seekers to effective, dynamic workforce opportunities. For more information, contact Dan Bernard.