Jobseeker Services at WorkSource Seattle-King County 



Perhaps you’ve been laid off from a job or maybe you’re just rethinking your career and want a position that will be more satisfying. Whether you have worked for years, or are just entering the workforce, WorkSource has valuable resources that can assist you during your career transition. 

Our services are available to you free of charge and are designed with “customer choice” in mind—you decide what resources will work best for you and we help you access them. (Note: Some program services require eligibility.)

Laid-Off Workers

General Information about Unemployment Insurance

Financial assistance, retraining programs, career planning, health insurance and other resources for the unemployed

File a Claim On-Line

Calculate How Much You'll Get

Downloadable UI Forms

Extended Benefits


Services and Resources

While each WorkSource Center and Affiliate may have a different look and feel, they all offer access to the following self-services:

  • Job listings from local employers
  • On-line job search and resume posting
  • Labor market and local wage information
  • Career planning software
  • Computer software and Internet connection
  • Workshops on topics related to job search and career planning
  • Access to training resources
  • Complimentary local telephone, fax and TTY calls, as well as use of copiers and printers for job search activity
  • Access to information about unemployment insurance
  • Community resource information, such as public transportation, 
    childcare assistance, food banks, etc.

Some WorkSource locations also provide direct access to employers through on-site recruiting events, as well as classes in basic computer skills, basic education (GED and HS diploma), and English as a Second Language. Call or visit the office nearest you for information about the specific services it provides. 

Also see the Job Seeker Resources page for a more comprehensive list of non-employment resources.

Starting a Business

If your goal is to start a business, but you don't know where to begin, consider attending our free self-employment classes. A representative from the Small Business Administration (SBA) will explain the steps for developing a business plan and provide resources to help you reach your entrepreneurial goals. The SBA also hosts events and classes that are open to the public.

Another resource is the state's Self-Employment Assistance Program. This program allows you to receive entrepreneurial training and business counseling while you collect unemployment benefits. Eligibility is limited--see the web page for more details.

Accommodations for People with Disabilities

Our offices offer a variety of assistive technology tools that may be helpful to you for accessing on-site and online resources. (Please Note: Not all offices offer all assistive technology tools.)

Some accommodations and/or interpretation services may require prior notification before they can be made available.