Navigate Your Career


WorkSource provides a variety of employment resources free of charge including customized employment assistance, career navigation and training resources. WorkSource helps with online job search, computer access, training, workshops and hiring events. One-on-one support is also available to identify individualized training and navigation of resources.

WorkSource King County can assist you with:

  • Resume building, cover letters, interviewing skills, and workshops
  • Career exploration
  • Job training
  • Job Search
  • Internship/Apprenticeship
  • One on one assistance

Career One Stop

Career One Stop is the flagship career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor. The website serves job seekers, businesses, students, and career advisors with a variety of free online tools, information and resources.

Career One Stop can assist you with:

  • Resume building, cover letters, interviewing skills, and workshops
  • Career exploration
  • Job training
  • Job Search
  • Internship/Apprenticeship

Career Bridge

Career Bridge Washington features a catalog of over 6500+ Washington education programs all in one place. Also check out the Guide to Careers and Education in Washington.

Career Bridge Washington can assist you with:

  • Career exploration (Catalog)
  • Job training (Eligible Training Provider List)
  • Job Search (Catalog)
  • Internship/Apprenticeship (Catalog)
  • Guide to Career Planning

Hopelink’s Employment Program

Hopelink’s Job and Career Coaching program aims to create a partnership between you and your Employment Specialist to reflect on and identify the skills, knowledge, and resources you need to achieve your employment goals. We use a collaborative approach where you meet with your dedicated Employment Specialist once a week to review progress.

Hopelink’s Employment Program can assist you with:

  • Building a resume
  • Writing a cover letter
  • Ways to search for jobs
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Creating a long-term career plan
  • Making connections with employers
  • Finding the right education and training
  • And other things that support your goals!

Hopelink also has one-time Employment Consultation service. For more information, please email or call 425-250-3030 to learn more and make an appointment. This program is available to eligible adults living in North and East King County, within Washington State.

YWCA Eastside Employment

YWCA’s employment and job training program for low-income adults on the Eastside. Through case management, participants get the tools and resources to support them to secure a living wage job, build financial stability, and find economic empowerment.

YWCA Eastside Employment Programs can assist you with:

  • Job training and Placement Support
  • Resume, cover letter, and interview assistance


Start Your Career in East King County!

Just starting out, or looking for your next opportunity? Check out the myriad opportunities available on the Eastside Job Board!

Eastside Job Boards – submit a job, find a job

Eastside Job Board
Job Search | Bothell Kenmore Chamber of Commerce
Covington Chamber of Commerce
Duvall Chamber of Commerce
Issaquah Chamber of Commerce
Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce
Renton Chamber of Commerce


Education and Training Institutions

Reduced/free tuition maybe available for qualifying individuals through Workforce Transitions Support Program

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

As the only public institute of technology in the state of Washington, LWTech offers 11 applied bachelor’s degrees, 35 associate degrees, and 86 professional certificates in 42 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. LWTech offers programs in:

The School of Business
The School of Design and Applied Arts
The School of Education
The School of Engineering and Manufacturing
The School of Health Science
The School of Information Technology
The School of Transportation Technology

LWTech students have gone on to transfer to programs at MIT, RIT, Johns Hopkins, UW, and WSU, and have joined companies like Boeing, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and SpaceX.

Cascadia College

Cascadia College opened its doors in 2000 and remains the state’s newest community college. Specifically designed to prepare students for transfer to a university, the majority of Cascadia’s graduates enroll at one of the University of Washington campuses upon completion. Cascadia shares a campus with the University of Washington Bothell, allowing Cascadia students access to the UW Library, transfer pathways and advising, co-curricular facilities, and a chance to experience university life while gaining a superior and equitable education at the community college. Cascadia has one of the highest academic success rates in the state.

DigiPen Institute of Technology

DigiPen is located in Redmond, WA and ranks as one of the best schools in the U.S. for digital arts and game design. Their industry-focused curriculum sends graduates to AAA studios like Microsoft, Nintendo, Valve, and Bungie.

University of Washington – Bothell

UW Bothell is known for providing a student experience grounded in close relationships with faculty as researchers, teachers and mentors — and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. Both our faculty and staff have been recognized nationally for innovations in academic programming and support services designed to help students graduate on time and debt-free.

As part of its commitment to excellence inside and outside the classroom, UW Bothell places particular value on community engagement, diversity and environmental sustainability. The campus is also distinguished by its focus on connected learning and cross-disciplinary research, scholarship and creative practice.

Renton Technical College

Certificate & AAS in: Computer Network Technology; Computer Science
BAS in Application Development and Computer Network Architecture


Technology Career Training

East King County boasts one of the largest employment centers in Washington state due to the large information technology sector. East King County is home to the headquarters of Microsoft, Amazon, Meta, as well as Nintendo North America, Google, SpaceX, and T-Mobile.

Ada Developers Academy
Non-profit coding bootcamp offering women and gender diverse people training in Software/Web/Mobile App Development. Age: 18+

Program Length & Frequency: 11 months (6 month class/5 month internship), Full-time M-F

Washington Technology Industry Association’s non-profit offers training & apprenticeships in: Web/Software Development; Network Security; Windows or Linux Systems Administration; IT Tech Support or Cloud Tech Support. Some intermediate technical knowledge/skills required. Age: 18+

Program Length & Frequency: 10 months (4 month class/6 month paid apprenticeship), Full-time M-F

Digital Skills for All
Non-profit initiative offering multiple programs to provide underserved youth with computer science skills they need to succeed in entry-level tech job opportunities. Age: 16-24

Program Length & Frequency: 12-18 months, depending on program

Generation USA Training Accelerator
In partnership with South Seattle College, offering residents in King County free Junior Web Developer job training. All accepted students are eligible for $100/week stipend. Age: 18+

Program Length & Frequency: 11-12 weeks, Full-time M-F

Lake Washington Institute of Technology IT Programs
BAS in Computing & Software Development; Certificates & AAS in: Computing & Software Development; Web Development; Computer Security & Network Technology; IT Support Technician

Per Scholas Seattle
Non-profit offering low-income adults three different free job training bootcamps: Full Stack Java Developer; IT Support; and AWS Cloud Computing. Some intermediate technical knowledge/skills may be required. Age: 18+

Program Length & Frequency: 14 weeks, Full-time M-F

Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle InfoTech Program
Non-profit offers long-term unemployed adults job training to become certified in Cloud Computing via the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. Age: 18+

Program Length & Frequency: 6 weeks, Full-Time M-F

Year Up Puget Sound
Non-profit offering low-income, young adults job training & internships in three different tech career pathways: Application Development & Support; QA & Testing; IT Support/Helpdesk; and Business Operations & Project Management Support. Age: 18-26

Program Length & Frequency: 12 months (6 month class & 6 month internship), Full-Time M-F




With an approved plan, workers can receive both unemployment insurance and earned wages.  This can be an ideal tool for those businesses looking for a temporary or gap solution to hold on to their workforce.

To enroll: Employers submit both the employer application and participant list. Plan specialists are available to support you in completing an eligibility check and in the management of your plan Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm. Call 800-752-2500, option 3. Learn more by attending a Weekly Wednesday SharedWork Q&A live webinar at 8:15 to 9 a.m.

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