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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

WorkSource Affiliate downtown, at YWCA Opportunity Place
2024 Third Ave; Seattle, WA 98121
WorkSource North Seattle
Moved 2008, now at North Seattle Community College
WorkSource Renton
919 SW Grady Way Ste 125, Renton, WA 98055
Rainier WorkSource Affiliate
2531 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle 98122
More locations

"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.
Verified 12/02

University Neighborhood Service Center
4534 University Way NE, Seattle 98105
Queen Anne/Magnolia Neighborhood Service Center
157 Roy Street, Seattle 98109

Access to telephone for job search. Job line referral service.

All neighborhood service centers should provide a similar service, but you may find that some are more helpful than others.
Verified 12/02

Apprenticeship and Non-traditional Employment for Women (ANEW)
P.O. Box 2490, Renton 98056

Originally providing a job skills course for low-income women interested in non-traditional trades, the program now also accepts low-income men.
Verified 12/02

Washington Women's Employment and Education
515 West Harrison, Suite #208, Kent 98032

Free job-readiness and computer training for qualified low-income adults.
Verified 10/05

Center for Career Alternatives
901 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle 98144

Vocational training and direct job placement assistance for adults. Free. Youth programs available.
Verified 12/02

Millionair Club Charity
2515 Western Ave., Seattle 98121

Day labor program.
Verified 10/09

Family Works
1501 N. 45th Street, Seattle 98103

Job search counseling, appointments 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, call for appointment.
Verified 11/02

The Urban League Of Metropolitan Seattle
105 14th Ave., Seattle 98122

Extensive employment services include online job skills training, job bank and recruitment programs for people of color, career counseling, retention program.
Verified 12/09

United Indians Children, Youth, and Family Services
1945 Yale Place E., Seattle 98102

Employment services center, targeted primarily (but not exclusively) to Native Americans.
Verified 1/03

Refugee Federation Service Center
7101 MLK Jr. Way S., Suite 214, Seattle 98118

Free employment services, counseling, advocacy, and interpretation assistance. Electronic assembly training.

Additional locations:
  • Kent: 213 W. Titus, Kent 98032
  • White Center: 10025 16th Ave. SW, Seattle 98146

Verified 11/02

Asian Counseling and Referral Service
720 Eighth Ave. S., Suite 200, Seattle 98104

Training and job placement for refugees and immigrants.
Verified 12/02

YWCA Employment Services
1118 Fifth Ave., Seattle 98101

(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.)
Verified 12/02

YWCA of South King County
1010 S 2nd St., Renton, WA 98055

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.
Verified 12/02

Seattle Indian Center
611 12th Ave S, Suite 300, Seattle 98144

Training and referrals.
Verified 12/09

Real Change
2129 Second Ave; Seattle, WA 98121

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.
Verified 9/09

Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens Senior Jobs Hotline
206-684-0477 info line
206-684-0500 office line
618 Second Ave., Suite 250, Seattle 98104

Employment office for ages 55+, open Mon-Thurs 8am-2pm.
Verified 12/02

University District Youth Center/YWCA Working Zone
4516 15th Avenue NE, Seattle 98105

Help with resume, placement for homeless youth ages 15-21.
Verified 12/09

Seattle Head Start
Mailing address: Head Start
Seattle Public Schools
MS 31 555
P.O. Box 34165
Seattle, WA 98124-1165

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.
Verified 12/02

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This page last fully fact-checked: January 2003
This page last modified: July 31, 2010
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