This page is part of the Peace Heathens' Seattle Crisis Resource Directory.
For short-term emergency employment, follow this link, select the Yellow Pages and search for "Employment Contractors Temporary Help". We can't recommend any particular agency, but many of these provide an opportunity for immediate work and same-day pay.
Washington State Department of Employment Security Work Source
"Unemployment" and all that. Job listings, other job search help, including access to phone, computer, job-hunting workshops & classes. Open 8:30am-5pm M-F.
The department maintains
online job listings.
University Neighborhood Service Center
Access to telephone for job search. Job line referral service.
service centers should provide a similar service,
but you may find that some are more helpful than others.
Apprenticeship and Non-traditional Employment for Women (ANEW)
Originally providing a job skills course for low-income women
trades, the program now also accepts low-income men.
Washington Women's Employment and
Free job-readiness and computer training for qualified low-income
Center for Career
Vocational training and direct job placement assistance for
adults. Free. Youth programs available.
Millionair Club Charity
Day labor program.
Job search counseling, appointments 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, call for
The Urban League Of Metropolitan Seattle
Extensive employment services include online job skills training, job bank and recruitment programs for people of color, career counseling, retention program.
United Indians Children, Youth, and Family Services
Employment services center, targeted primarily (but not exclusively) to Native Americans.
Refugee Federation Service Center
Free employment services, counseling, advocacy, and interpretation assistance. Electronic assembly training.Additional locations:
Asian Counseling and Referral Service
Training and job placement for refugees and immigrants.
YWCA Employment Services
(YWCA of Seattle, King County, and Snohomish County)
Job listings, access to telephone for job search (for men & women).
Employment counseling, job skills, resume help, etc. (Phone number for information about jobs at YWCA is 206-490-4388.)
YWCA of South King County
Job training, job placement, employment plans, support services, intensive pre- and post-case management, ESL. Youth Options program for out-of-school youth 16-21 provides GED, internships, job placements, resources and referrals.
Seattle Indian Center
Training and referrals.
Seattle's weekly "homeless paper". Vendors receive first
10 copies free. After that, vendors pay 35 cents a copy, leaving the
vendor a 65 cent profit on each paper sold. Orientations at 1pm Monday and Friday.
Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens
Senior Jobs Hotline
Employment office for ages 55+, open Mon-Thurs 8am-2pm.
University District Youth Center/YWCA Working Zone
4516 15th Avenue NE, Seattle 98105
Help with resume, placement for homeless youth ages 15-21.
Seattle Head Start
Enriched preschool programs for 3- to 5-year-olds from low-income
families. While this is not primarily an employment resource,
parents with children in the Head Start program are eligible to consult with an employment specialist who can help with an assessment of job skills and resume writing. Education, retraining and a job search are then part of the program. Phone for further information.
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