Job Seeker + Community Resources

We are accepting in-person appointments. Contact us to learn about job openings and for help getting back to work or learning about training options.

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

Unemployment Insurance

Update June 15, 2021: Job search requirements go back into effect July 4. Get details and 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

For additional help, attend an Unemployment Webinar hosted by the Employment Security Department.

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

Job Search + Training Support

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


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 backup care. To learn more visit or call 310.929.9579.

Resources for Hispanic and Latinx Communities


Schools + Education

 Health + Health Care

Mental Health + Grief Support

Other Resources

Local Governments

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

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