Looking for work? Read this first.

Finding the right job isn’t always easy. If you haven’t job hunted in a while, you might be out of practice. Sometimes, we need a little help to give our employment journey a happy ever after.

WorkSource is an organization funded by federal and state grants to help people get to work. If you’re in Cowlitz or Wahkiakum County, your local WorkSource center is located in Kelso, WA at 305 S Pacific Ave, Suite 101. Here, you can get connected to many helpful services that may prove to be gamechangers in your job search.

If you’re interested in any of these services, call or visit the WorkSource center in Kelso!


  1. Get help with your resume

These days, so much of getting the big job offer hinges on a great resume. But what makes a resume stand above the rest?

If you’re staring at a blank page, wondering about fonts, colors, sizing, and content—WorkSource should be your next stop. Our Employment Specialists help hundreds of people with their resumes every day so that they can stay competitive in the workforce.

Best of all, this service is absolutely free to anyone. Contact WorkSource now to find out how to take your resume to the next level.


  1. Use our resource room

There are many barriers to finding work, but computer usage shouldn’t be one of them. That’s why your local WorkSource has a free-to-use resource room to work on job seeking activities.

At WorkSource, you can apply for jobs, work on your resume, or search for opportunities. If you need assistance, our resource rooms are always staffed with an Employment Specialist who can help you find what you need.

We also have printing, faxing, and wi-fi available to our job seekers. If you feel like computer use is a barrier to your employment, visit your local WorkSource!


  1. Attend a free workshop

The best job applicants have the attitude of a lifelong learner. In the workforce, you need to be ready to adapt, learn, and thrive. WorkSource helps with this by offering free Essential Skills workshops. There are no eligibility requirements to take part in these free workshops. They’re open to anyone who wants to learn!

Our Essential Skills workshops cover topics such as:

  • Effective Teamwork
  • Workforce Communication
  • Resumes and Cover Letters
  • Resolving Conflict at Work
  • And many more!

To find a full list of available workshops, click here!


  1. Get connected with support services

WorkSource is all about removing barriers that keep people from employment. That’s why we offer support services when we can. While these supports do have eligibility requirements, many of those enrolled in our programs qualify.

WorkSource support services can help people with work clothing, transportation, childcare, and more! The best way to learn more about what WorkSource can offer you is by making an appointment to speak with an Employment Specialist.

Ready to make the jump and find out how WorkSource can help?

Call (360) 577-2250 to make an appointment with an Employment Specialist today!


  1. Have WorkSource pay for your training

The average American changes careers 5-7 times in a lifetime. There can be many reasons why someone would be looking to transition—pay, work-life balance, company culture—but change isn’t easy. Moving into an entirely new industry can be an overwhelming, not to mention expensive, undertaking.

Luckily, WorkSource can help.

Individuals interested in a high-demand career may be eligible for WorkSource to pay part or all of their job training or tuition.

Looking for your first step? Attend an Employment and Training Orientation online or in-person at WorkSource Cowlitz/Wahkiakum. Click here to search and register for an orientation!


WorkSource Cowlitz/Wahkiakum is located at 305 S Pacific Ave, Kelso, WA. Office hours are Monday through Friday (9am-5pm) for virtual and in-person services. The center is right across the street from the Kelso Theater and next door to the Kelso Police Station.

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