Link to Military OneSource website
Link to DOD National Resource Directory
Link to Military HOMEFRONT website
Off-Base Jobs, Job Banks and Job Search Help

Link to Local Employers, Private and Government    

Employment Assistance from States
Every state has some type of department of labor, assisting job seekers with all aspects of job search, employment and unemployment; most have government and private sector job vacancies posted online.  There are websites and offices throughout the state;  Find Your State
In Washington, it is called the Employment Security Department.  A great website is Workforce Explorer.  The office in Spokane is called WorkSource, and is located at 130 S. Arthur Street Spokane, WA 99202.  The telephone number is 509-532-3000.  Veterans should identify themselves as a veteran, as some staff are specially trained to assist veterans

The Spokane WorkSource Center offers a number of workshops designed to teach you how to create a resume, brush up on interviewing skills, research job leads and even prepare for a new career:

  • Orientation to WorkSource Services
  • Skills and Abilities Analysis
  • Perfecting Applications
  • Effective Resumes and Cover Letters
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Workforce Investment Act Orientation
  • Work Search Computer Based Assessment for Mature Workers.
  • Veterans' Orientation
  • Commissioner Approved Training (CAT)/Training Benefits (TB) Orientation
  • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) Orientation
  • Re-entry Orientation - for those released from a correctional facility

Workshop seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Workshop schedules are subject to change. Arrive 10 minutes before the starting time. http://www.wa.gov/esd/spokane/workshops.htm            Workshop Schedule

Network with Employers at Spokane WorkSource Center
Tuesdays at 3:00; each week focuses on a differnet industry. Please call WorkSource for current information, 509-532-3000

Washington State Workforce Directory
Lists programs and resources available to help adults and youth obtain job skills. It includes vocational, OJT, technical, and basic skills. There are groupings of services that when opened provide links to information pages describing each program, who it serves, and the characteristics of the program

Workforce Explorer
Washington Labor Market information, by Area

Washington Demand/Decline Occupations
Washington Employment Trends, by Area

Washington State Job Bank


Brainbench
Offers over 600 skills tests, assessment and screening services and products; some are free. Provides online certifications mainly in the Information Technology field and others in general; may be accepted by some employers as proof of competency. Educational tools, including practice tests and a learning center to help improve skills

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