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 Sept. 6: Federal pandemic unemployment benefits ended.
The CARES Act and other federal programs expanded and extended unemployment benefits for many claimants. Those programs expired the week ending Sept. 4, 2021. Get updated information at: Employment Security Department.

A little preparation before filing could save you time and reduce stress.

  1. Read the WA State Unemployment Insurance Frequently Asked Questions.
  2. 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)
  3. Layoff assistance information
  4. Resources and FAQs for employees impacted by COVID-19

Job Search + Training Support

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

Financial

Child Care

  • Winnie, a national website focused on helping parents find daycare, preschool, and more. Resources in Washington
  • 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 familycenter@childcare.org 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 https://weecare.co/daycare-near-me or call 310.929.9579.

Resources for Hispanic and Latinx Communities

Utilities

Schools + Education

 Health + Health Care

Mental Health + Grief Support

Rental Assistance

  • Clark County
    • Applications for households to receive rent assistance including arrears will open on Monday, Sept. 13, at 9 a.m.
    • Legal resource for tenants
      • Tenants seeking information about their rights should contact the Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program: (360) 334-4007 or NW Justice Project’s CLEAR program at nwjustice.org/get-legal-help or (888) 201-1014 between 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Youth under 24 may contact the Legal Counsel for Youth and Children, (260) 494-0323 ext. 715.
  • Cowlitz County
    • Treasury Rent Assistance Program (T-RAP) – The Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, through the Department of Commerce, provided funds for the Treasury Rent Assistance Program (T-RAP). Funds can pay past-due, current due, future rent, and utility arrears, targeting limited resources to those who have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak and are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
  • Wahkiakum County
    • Treasury Rent Assistance Program (T-RAP) – The Treasury Rent Assistance Program (T-RAP) Grant is part of Washington State’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are intended to prevent evictions that would contribute to the spread of the virus by paying past due, current due, future rent, and utilities, targeting limited resources to those who have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak and are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.

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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