Layoff support resources
Resources to help employees facing layoff
Preparing for a layoff is a difficult and stressful time. Finding accurate and supportive information is important. This website is designed to share information about benefits, pay, and retirement; programs that can help you land a new job; and mental health and well-being resources, so you have the tools you need as you transition from King County employment.
Information sessions for employees facing a layoff
Employment Transitions - online
King County experts will provide you with important information about the resources and services that are available to employees who are facing a layoff. Topics covered include: Career Support Services, Priority Placement Program, Employee Assistance Program, Making Life Easier Program, Balanced You and Benefits. There will also be time for you to ask questions. This is a voluntary virtual meeting.
Resources and tools
Review the items below to help your transition and take the next step in your career.
Two layoff programs are available to provide support:
- Career Support Services: Access virtual career development services, workshops, and online resources.
- Priority Placement Program: Eligible participants will be given priority placement consideration for positions that have the same or lower pay range and are the same or lower FTE level.
Additional resources include:
Take care of mental and emotional health, and well-being
- Learn about wellness programs offered by Balanced You, your King County employee wellness program.
- Seek Making Life Easier: free counseling and referrals for employees facing personal issues.
- Consider the Employee Assistance Program: free counseling to help employees navigate workplace stress.
- Check out the Financial and Mental Health Resources for King County Employees Facing Layoff Guide developed by Balanced You.
- Review the King County Mental Health Resource Guide for more information and tools.
- Watch our free mindfulness videos for help reducing stress, developed for King County employees.
- Visit the Balanced You blog for health and well-being tips and resources.
Benefits, payroll, and more
- View information on benefits, pay, insurance, and flexible spending account on the Benefits Leaving Employment page.
- Get information about retirement and learn about the different options available.
What financial resources are available?
King County learning resources
Complete available trainings to refresh your knowledge of King County policies and practices:
Continuing your King County benefits upon leaving employment
For more information, or to provide feedback on this site, contact CareerSupportServices@kingcounty.gov.