Education and Employment Resources
Adult Services Division
Providing equitable opportunities to prepare for and obtain great jobs.
We have a variety of programs and services available for different individual situations, including job skills training, vocational education, GED attainment and job placement.
Education and Employment Resources also has a critical role in developing economic and workforce opportunities in our local region. We play a leadership role in the Seattle-King County WorkSource System and are a significant partner in King County's Communities of Opportunity Initiative.Some services include:
- Job fairs, employment workshops and other employment resources for all job seekers
- Tailored employment services for job seekers experiencing difficulty accessing the job market
- Business services for employers available through the WorkSource System
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King County Jobs Initiative
KCJI is an employment assistance program for King County residents in need of a job and whom may have a recent criminal conviction. The focus is on providing job training in employment areas that have the most potential for wage growth.
- Assistance with job placement and support services such as transportation, interview clothes, and work tools
- Employment Specialists will provide support for one year upon job placement
- Clients who are enrolled in the federal basic food program may be entitled to additional support funding through the Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET) program, speak to one of the employment specialists listed below
We enroll clients in a variety of training opportunities with different start dates and locations. Training time varies but typically lasts no more than 12 weeks. Areas of training include airport jobs, construction, electronic assembly, hazardous materials technician, manufacturing, office occupations and warehouse.
King County Resident, low-income, at least 21 years of age, be willing to participate in skills training and attend a job readiness training.
Clients with justice involvement/prior conviction, contact:
Anane Wako at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-574-0863, ext. 5.
Monday: WorkSource Affiliate Tukwila, 645 Andover Park West, Tukwila, WA 98188
Tuesday-Friday: 545 Andover Park W, Suite 211, Tukwila, WA 98188
Clients with basic food (BFET) only, contact:
Abdirahman Hashi at Abdirahman.Hashi@kingcounty.gov or 206-477-7741
Teresa Vu at Teresa.Vu@kingcounty.gov or 206-477-9780
WorkSource Affiliate Tukwila, 645 Andover Park West, Tukwila, WA 98188
Seattle-King County WorkSource System
WorkSource is a one-stop employment and training center that helps people find jobs. It also helps employers recruit employees and keep them.
There is one WorkSource center (in Renton), six WorkSource affiliates and twenty-two connection sites in King County. The King County Employment and Education Resources WorkSource Operator Team works closely with the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County in the support and oversight of operations of the seven-site WorkSource system.
- Workshop topics include applications, resumes and interviewing
- Job listings on www.worksourcewa.com
- One on one assistance
Career and training services
- Training funding and program opportunities
- Assessment tools
- Labor market and wage information
- Housing, transportation, health care, food assistance and financial empowerment
- Unemployment claims assistance
- Veteran services
- Computers, internet access and wi-fi
- Copiers, printers, phones and faxes
- ADA accessible technology
- Recruitment and hiring events
- Wage and occupation information
- Assistance during layoffs and closures
- Job fairs
- Hiring events
- Mock interviews
- Employer panels
Communities of Opportunity
In partnership with the Communities of Opportunity (COO) initiative, we have staff dedicated to the economic and workforce health of COO communities. We integrate the Seattle-King County WorkSource System into these communities to connect youth and adult job seekers to effective, dynamic workforce opportunities.
"Communities of Opportunity is a network of residents, communities, decision-makers, and funders who believe every community can be a healthy, thriving community—and that equity and racial justice are both necessary and achievable. We are dedicated to eliminating racial, health, and economic disparities and to transforming how we create health and well-being for all people. Together, we’re advancing community-based priorities, tapping into existing community expertise and leadership, and shaping policies to promote equity." -COO, About Us
For more information, contact Dan Bernard.
Starting in March 2020, households across our region and across the country will have the opportunity to participate in the 2020 Census. Your participation matters. Learn how you can promote a fair and accurate census at kingcounty.gov/census.