Job Seeker + Community Resources

In these challenging times, it’s hard to know where to turn for assistance. Below are some resources to help.

Unemployment Insurance

June 2021: The job search requirement will likely go back into effect in July. If you are receiving Unemployment benefits you will need to look for work or do other job search activities. We are accepting limited in-person appointments. Contact us today for help getting back to work!

Get details about job search at the Employment Security Department website.

Jan. 19, 2021: Job search requirements are suspended until the Pandemic State of Emergency is withdrawn by the Governor or legislative action, whichever is first. You can continue to answer “no” to the job search question on your weekly claim until the suspension is lifted. Get details and sign up to receive alerts from the Employment Security Department.

Filings for unemployment insurance are at a historically high level. That means delays getting through on the phone and online. A little preparation before filing could save you time and reduce stress.

A few tips:

  1. Start by reading a list of Frequently Asked Questions WA State Unemployment Insurance FAQ.
  2. Then go to the unemployment website and review the checklist, watch the how to open a SAW account video, and see other resources. Spending a little time reading and preparing could make the filing process go more smoothly.
  3. An easy-to-read comparison guide lists some of the most common COVID-19 scenarios that may occur and the benefits that may apply (paid sick leave, unemployment insurance, paid family & medical leave, and industrial L&I insurance)
  4. Layoff assistance information
  5. Resources and FAQs for employees impacted by COVID-19

Looking to return to work check out the return to work page on ESD’s website.

If you can’t yet return to work due to the crisis, visit refusal of work page.

Oregon Employment Department

Update May 29: Governor Inslee extended until June 17:

Job Search + Training Support

We are available to assist individuals seeking job search and training assistance.



Schools + Education

Child Care

  • If your child care facility closed due to COVID-19 concerns, contact Child Care Aware of Washington’s Family Center at 1.800.446.1114 or for help searching for alternative child care. Child Care Aware is a nonprofit statewide child care resource and referral program for Washington State.
  • Educational Service District 112 Child Care Resource and Referral line 360.952.3466
  • If you are an essential worker or first responder and need immediate childcare, WeeCare is opening up its full directory across the nation and 24/7 service to find, locate and place you immediately at a home daycare for back-up care. To learn more visit or call 310.929.9579.

 Health + Health Care

Mental Health + Grief Support

Resources for Hispanic and Latinx Communities

Other Resources

Local Governments

Where to find updated information on what steps local governments are taking in response to COVID-19:

 Other Information

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