Employment & Small Business Support


Are you recently unemployed or a small business owner looking for assistance?

Our Community Partners are dedicated to helping you succeed. Please visit our Employment Support section.

Apply for Unemployment

In Washington State, you apply for unemployment online through the Employment Security Department, or call 1.800.318.6022 (with record number of calls, anticipate longer wait times). The website will help you determine if you are eligible for unemployment benefits, how to apply for them, how to follow up on a claim and how to reopen a claim.

Small Business Association Resources for COVID 19

The Thurston Economic Development Council has a business hotline with statewide information: 1.888.821.6652


Are you a business owner or entrepreneur looking for information?

Check out these free online Business Development resources.


Are you a job seeker looking to level up your skills?

These online library resources can help you prepare your skill set, visit our Career Development resources.