Job Seeker Resources
Interactive career guidance resource with in-depth profiles of careers, colleges and universities.
Learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Lynda.com is provided by the Washington State Library. (Lynda.com Tutorial) **Please note: Previously announced changes to Lynda.com have been postponed to at least January 2020. Also, if you change your library card number you will lose access to your saved playlists and certificates under your previous library card account.**
The MIA learning site is no longer available. Follow the link to free learning materials from Microsoft covering Microsoft Office applications, computer science, data science and IT infrastructure hosted at the Washington State Library.
Universal Class online learning courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge. There are over 500 courses that you can take at any time without waiting for sessions to start or end. Once enrolled in a course, watch engaging videos, complete assignments, and receive feedback from instructors. For many courses a Continuing Education Unit (CEU) certificate is offered at successful completion. Some courses are also avaialble for video-only auditing. (Universal Class Tutorial)
Use WOIS/The Career Information System to take a career interest survey, learn about careers, explore educational programs (in WA and beyond), discover schools and colleges, and find training programs.
Apply for Unemployment
In Washington State, you apply for unemployment online through the Employment Security Department, or call 800-318-6022. 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.
You may be eligible to receive WIOA benefits.