Job Seeker Services

If you are out of work and looking for a job or are employed and want a better job, help is available at WorkSource.

We can help you get a job through our connections to local companies that are hiring. If you need a resume update or training to give you the skills needed for today’s jobs, we have free programs to help you. And we can connect you to other resources for extra support as you look for work or go through training or school.

Cowlitz/Wahkiakum workshops and hiring events

Clark County workshops and hiring events


Learning a new skill might help you get your next job or advance in your career.
For a limited time, you can get free access to LinkedIn Learning to pursue one of these career pathways:

  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Project Management
  • Courses to prepare for CompTIA A+ and CompTIA A+ Network certifications
  • Agile Software Developer
  • SQL Developer
  • Java Programmer
  • Microsoft Office learning path

You will also have access to a career coach and resources, including connections for housing, food, childcare, work clothing and supplies.

Contact to learn more!

At WorkSource, you can

  • Get a job. We help local companies recruit new employees to fill open jobs and can help you get back to work.
  • Search for a job or post your resume at
  • Get one-on-one assistance.
  • Attend workshops on resumes, interviewing, social media networking and more.
  • Learn about free training to help you advance in your career or learn a new industry.
  • Assess your interests and abilities to target jobs you’d be good at and enjoy doing.
  • Identify industries that are growing and find out where the jobs are now and will be in the future.
  • Use computers, internet, fax and copiers.
  • Obtain referrals to programs for assistance with housing, transportation costs, childcare, food, clothing and more.
  • Explore paid internships and on-the-job training.
  • Explore all WorkSource has to offer with our Menu of Services.

Construction, healthcare, manufacturing, technology & transportation are growing industries!

View the video below.

Attention Residents of Wahkiakum and Cowlitz counties

Are you working and still struggling to make ends meet? Are you looking for work? Do you want training in skills that can get you a higher paying job?

If you live in Cowlitz or Wahkiakum counties, you may qualify for Thrive, a free program offering job training and employment services that will help you get a good-paying job to support your family. Thrive may be of special interest to residents of South Kelso and the Highlands neighborhoods in Longview.

We can help you:

  • Find your next career
  • Connect to training + work experience
  • Improve your resume, application + interview skills
  • Develop a successful job search strategy
  • Connect with support services*

*Talk with our staff about how you may be eligible for support services that can help you help your family while you complete training or search for a job. Support services include childcare, transportation, work gear, clothing for interviews and other resources so you can increase your income without losing the benefits that keep your family secure and healthy.

Interested in participating in the Thrive Program? Get in touch with any of the contacts below to get information about Thrive.

Ask about English language assistance!

High-growth Industries

Click the photos or links below to download flyers and learn more about the industries in our region that are growing and have job openings.

To learn more about jobs, salaries and training opportunities in these and other industries, visit

The quickest way to get started is to contact your nearest WorkSource center.

WorkSource Cowlitz/Wahkiakum
305 S Pacific Avenue, Suite 101
Kelso, WA 98626
We are open for walk-ins and taking appointments. Services are also available virtually.
Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

WorkSource Vancouver
204 SE Stonemill Drive, Suite 215
Vancouver, WA 98684
We are open for walk-ins and taking appointments. Services are also available virtually.
Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Free parking is available at both locations and public transit is nearby.

Bus Schedules

Additional Resources

Research shows that people who use WorkSource
re-employment services return to work faster
and earn more money than those who don’t.

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