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Return to work

To support workers and businesses with unemployment and re-employment services, we provide:

  • Job and training opportunities for workers.
  • Resources to maintain a skilled workforce for employers.
  • Information on unemployment benefit eligibility.
  • Guidance on offers to return to work.
  • Even more.

Information for workers


Were you called back to work but can't return?

If you are currently receiving benefits from Employment Security and cannot go back to work when called to do so (either back to an old job or to a new job), we can help you figure out your options. Find out more about when you can turn down an opportunity to return to work


Finding your next job

WorkSource is here to help

  • Find the right job opportunity at WorkSource Washington. Due to the crisis, WorkSource offices statewide are currently closed for in-person services, but you can still get help by calling your local office or asking questions through live chat. Go to WorkSourceWA.com for more information.
  • Further explore jobs and training opportunities offered through the WorkSource System.
  • Refine your skills to land a job see WorkSourceWA upcoming workshops in your area.
  • To secure the right job, attend a hiring event.

Job retraining or educational opportunities

Learn more about industries that are hiring

  • See our Supply/Demand Report for a gap analysis of occupations along with comparisons of monthly online job postings and Employment Security Department data on unemployment insurance (UI) claimants.
  • Visit our Jobs and training page for additional job search information.