Employment Help United Way of King County's Where to Turn: Your Resource Guide for Navigating Tough Times site http://resourceguide.uwkcblog.org/index.php 2014-10-31T18:58:32Z Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management Employment Help 2010-02-06T01:09:05Z 2010-02-06T01:09:05Z http://resourceguide.uwkcblog.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2:employment-help&catid=1:employment-help-category&Itemid=10 Administrator ykim@uwkc.org <p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><i><br /></i></p> <p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><i>Times are tough for everyone right now. With unemployment hovering above 10%, many people are facing cut hours or layoffs.<br /></i></p> <p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><i>And while things aren't great currently, there are many resources available to guide people facing unemployment and for people looking for job search support or training.</i></p> <div style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"></div> <p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><br /></p> <div style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"></div> <h2 style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><span mce_name="strong" mce_style="font-weight: bold;" style="font-weight: bold;" class="Apple-style-span">Unemployment</span></h2> <div style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"></div> <p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><a mce_href="http://www.go2ui.com" href="http://www.go2ui.com">Washington State's Employment Security Department</a><br />This is the first place to turn when facing unemployment. Here, people can file for unemployment online and learn about job training and resources.&nbsp; You can also call their hotline at 1-800-318-6022 or 1-877-558-8509</p> <div style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"></div> <p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.uwsc.org/get_help_resources.php" mce_href="http://www.uwsc.org/get_help_resources.php">A Survival Guide for Unemployment</a><br />Made by United Way of Snohomish County, this site gives users a timeline of what they should accomplish during their first 30 days, 60 days, and 90 days of unemployment.</p> <div style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"></div> <p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><br /></p> <div style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"></div> <h2 style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><span mce_name="strong" mce_style="font-weight: bold;" style="font-weight: bold;" class="Apple-style-span">Job Searching and Application Help</span></h2> <div style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"></div> <p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><a href="https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/worksource/Employment.aspx" mce_href="https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/worksource/Employment.aspx">WorkSource</a><br />Job leads, job search workshops, retraining, self-employment and direct access to employers are just a few of the services and resources WorkSource can help provide during your career transition.<br /></p> <div style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"></div> <p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://seattle.craigslist.org/jjj/" mce_href="http://seattle.craigslist.org/jjj/">Craigslist</a><br />If you're looking for a job, Craigslist is a good place to check out. Craigslist is an online classifieds website where many businesses locally and nationally post job opportunities. There are thousands of job listings posted daily. However, <a href="http://seattle.craigslist.org/about/scams" mce_href="http://seattle.craigslist.org/about/scams">be wary of scams</a>. You should not have to pay an employer before getting a job.&nbsp; <a mce_href="http://www.ftc.gov/jobscams" href="http://www.ftc.gov/jobscams">The FTC</a> has created a website to help educate people in differentiating between a real opportunity and a scam.<br /></p> <div style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"></div> <p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.linkedin.com/" mce_href="http://www.linkedin.com/">Linkedin</a><br />Linkedin is an online social-network focused on business and networking. It can be a valuable resource where you can post up your resume and connect with past colleagues.</p><p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.spl.org/library-collection/articles-and-research/job-resources" mce_href="http://www.spl.org/library-collection/articles-and-research/job-resources" style="">Seattle Public Library Job Resources</a><br />You can go to the public library to get help in using a computer, writing an effective resume and cover letter, and researching future career options. The library webpage is also a great resource in itself, with lots of helpful links to other job search tools, interview tips, and online skill-building opportunities.<a href="http://www.spl.org/library-collection/articles-and-research/job-resources" mce_href="http://www.spl.org/library-collection/articles-and-research/job-resources"></a></p><p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><br /></p> <div style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"></div> <h2><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-weight: bold; " mce_style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-weight: bold; " mce_name="strong" mce_fixed="1">Job Training</span></h2> <div style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"></div> <p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><a href="https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/worksource/StaticContent.aspx?Context=TrainingPrograms&amp;CurrentPage=TrainingPrograms" mce_href="https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/worksource/StaticContent.aspx?Context=TrainingPrograms&amp;CurrentPage=TrainingPrograms">WorkSource</a><br />Along with helping people find jobs, WorkSource provides resources for job training programs.</p><p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.sbctc.edu/college/_e-wkforceworkerretraining.aspx" mce_href="http://www.sbctc.edu/college/_e-wkforceworkerretraining.aspx" style="">The Washing State Worker Retraining Program<br /></a>The State Worker Retraining Program has served more than 60,000 unemployed and dislocated workers in Washington to retrain into new career fields. Funds can help pay for tuition, books, fees and other related expenses for individuals who lost their jobs due to economic changes and for those receiving Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. Working Retraining also serves displaced homemakers and recently discharged veterans. Find a <a href="http://www.sbctc.ctc.edu/college/_e-wkforceworkerretrainingcontacts.aspx" mce_href="http://www.sbctc.ctc.edu/college/_e-wkforceworkerretrainingcontacts.aspx">participating community or technical college</a> near you to learn more.</p><p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.sbctc.ctc.edu/college/_e-wkforcebasicfoodemploytrng.aspx" mce_href="http://www.sbctc.ctc.edu/college/_e-wkforcebasicfoodemploytrng.aspx" style="">Basic Food, Employment, and Training Program</a><br />If you are unemployed and receive Basic Food (food stamps) benefits, you may be eligible for continued education, job skills training, and other employment support services through the Washington Department of Health and Human Services (DSHS).&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.caresofwa.org/ind_fam.htm" mce_href="http://www.caresofwa.org/ind_fam.htm" style="">Cares of Washington</a><br />Cares provides an array of education and employment support services for individuals and families with a disability or for folks experiencing difficulties due to low-income in the Puget Sound area.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><i><br /></i></p> <p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><i>Times are tough for everyone right now. With unemployment hovering above 10%, many people are facing cut hours or layoffs.<br /></i></p> <p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><i>And while things aren't great currently, there are many resources available to guide people facing unemployment and for people looking for job search support or training.</i></p> <div style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"></div> <p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><br /></p> <div style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"></div> <h2 style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><span mce_name="strong" mce_style="font-weight: bold;" style="font-weight: bold;" class="Apple-style-span">Unemployment</span></h2> <div style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"></div> <p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><a mce_href="http://www.go2ui.com" href="http://www.go2ui.com">Washington State's Employment Security Department</a><br />This is the first place to turn when facing unemployment. Here, people can file for unemployment online and learn about job training and resources.&nbsp; You can also call their hotline at 1-800-318-6022 or 1-877-558-8509</p> <div style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"></div> <p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.uwsc.org/get_help_resources.php" mce_href="http://www.uwsc.org/get_help_resources.php">A Survival Guide for Unemployment</a><br />Made by United Way of Snohomish County, this site gives users a timeline of what they should accomplish during their first 30 days, 60 days, and 90 days of unemployment.</p> <div style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"></div> <p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><br /></p> <div style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"></div> <h2 style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><span mce_name="strong" mce_style="font-weight: bold;" style="font-weight: bold;" class="Apple-style-span">Job Searching and Application Help</span></h2> <div style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"></div> <p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><a href="https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/worksource/Employment.aspx" mce_href="https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/worksource/Employment.aspx">WorkSource</a><br />Job leads, job search workshops, retraining, self-employment and direct access to employers are just a few of the services and resources WorkSource can help provide during your career transition.<br /></p> <div style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"></div> <p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://seattle.craigslist.org/jjj/" mce_href="http://seattle.craigslist.org/jjj/">Craigslist</a><br />If you're looking for a job, Craigslist is a good place to check out. Craigslist is an online classifieds website where many businesses locally and nationally post job opportunities. There are thousands of job listings posted daily. However, <a href="http://seattle.craigslist.org/about/scams" mce_href="http://seattle.craigslist.org/about/scams">be wary of scams</a>. You should not have to pay an employer before getting a job.&nbsp; <a mce_href="http://www.ftc.gov/jobscams" href="http://www.ftc.gov/jobscams">The FTC</a> has created a website to help educate people in differentiating between a real opportunity and a scam.<br /></p> <div style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"></div> <p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.linkedin.com/" mce_href="http://www.linkedin.com/">Linkedin</a><br />Linkedin is an online social-network focused on business and networking. It can be a valuable resource where you can post up your resume and connect with past colleagues.</p><p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.spl.org/library-collection/articles-and-research/job-resources" mce_href="http://www.spl.org/library-collection/articles-and-research/job-resources" style="">Seattle Public Library Job Resources</a><br />You can go to the public library to get help in using a computer, writing an effective resume and cover letter, and researching future career options. The library webpage is also a great resource in itself, with lots of helpful links to other job search tools, interview tips, and online skill-building opportunities.<a href="http://www.spl.org/library-collection/articles-and-research/job-resources" mce_href="http://www.spl.org/library-collection/articles-and-research/job-resources"></a></p><p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><br /></p> <div style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"></div> <h2><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-weight: bold; " mce_style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-weight: bold; " mce_name="strong" mce_fixed="1">Job Training</span></h2> <div style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"></div> <p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><a href="https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/worksource/StaticContent.aspx?Context=TrainingPrograms&amp;CurrentPage=TrainingPrograms" mce_href="https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/worksource/StaticContent.aspx?Context=TrainingPrograms&amp;CurrentPage=TrainingPrograms">WorkSource</a><br />Along with helping people find jobs, WorkSource provides resources for job training programs.</p><p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.sbctc.edu/college/_e-wkforceworkerretraining.aspx" mce_href="http://www.sbctc.edu/college/_e-wkforceworkerretraining.aspx" style="">The Washing State Worker Retraining Program<br /></a>The State Worker Retraining Program has served more than 60,000 unemployed and dislocated workers in Washington to retrain into new career fields. Funds can help pay for tuition, books, fees and other related expenses for individuals who lost their jobs due to economic changes and for those receiving Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. Working Retraining also serves displaced homemakers and recently discharged veterans. Find a <a href="http://www.sbctc.ctc.edu/college/_e-wkforceworkerretrainingcontacts.aspx" mce_href="http://www.sbctc.ctc.edu/college/_e-wkforceworkerretrainingcontacts.aspx">participating community or technical college</a> near you to learn more.</p><p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.sbctc.ctc.edu/college/_e-wkforcebasicfoodemploytrng.aspx" mce_href="http://www.sbctc.ctc.edu/college/_e-wkforcebasicfoodemploytrng.aspx" style="">Basic Food, Employment, and Training Program</a><br />If you are unemployed and receive Basic Food (food stamps) benefits, you may be eligible for continued education, job skills training, and other employment support services through the Washington Department of Health and Human Services (DSHS).&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: left;" mce_style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.caresofwa.org/ind_fam.htm" mce_href="http://www.caresofwa.org/ind_fam.htm" style="">Cares of Washington</a><br />Cares provides an array of education and employment support services for individuals and families with a disability or for folks experiencing difficulties due to low-income in the Puget Sound area.&nbsp;</p>