Section banner with text: The Employment Security Department is an active partner in the WorkSource system, which helps connect employers and job seekers both online and in person.

Jobs & training

Together with other partners in the statewide WorkSource system, we help workers find jobs and map out new careers by connecting to a variety of training programs.

Studies have shown that people who use WorkSource job-search services find work faster and earn more money than those who don’t – so, give it a try! 


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WorkSource jobs and services | Training programs | Unemployment benefits while in training

  
WorkSource jobs and services
 
While we are no longer the "unemployment office" for Washington state, we do offer resources to assist unemployed workers.  As a proud partner in the WorkSource system, we deliver job-search services through our partnership with WorkSource.
 
 
 
Training programs
 

WorkSource can connect you to a variety of training resources.  Some services are available on site, while others are delivered through other community partners.  Visit WorkSource today to:

  • Discuss available resources
  • Learn if you’re potentially eligible for training
  • Get help with the application process
  • Find a program that’s right for you

WorkSource programs

Find out if job training is available through your local WorkSource office.

Other resources

 


To use possible training options, visit your local WorkSource office.  WorkSource administers many resources available for training.
  

 
Unemployment benefits while in training
 

Are you unlikely to return to your previous job and would you like to train for a new career, or maybe run your own business?  If you qualify, you can attend approved training while collecting unemployment benefits. Also, you may not have to look for work while you’re in school.  We offer three training programs, each with different qualifying rules.  You must keep looking for work, be able to work and be available for work until we notify you in writing that you are approve you for a training program and are no longer required to look for work.