Washington Workfirst

WorkFirst services are provided to parents who currently receive TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). Our services are designed to help you maximize participation in WorkFirst activities, provide current work experience, increase your job skills and ultimately find ongoing employment!

We partner with the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) through your local Community Service Office (CSO) and the State Department of Commerce to provide our WorkFirst services. If you are interested in any of these services, talk to your DSHS Case Manager or Program Specialist about which service may be right for you.

You have questions, we have answers!

Do you experience current barriers to employment such as family health issues, legal issues or household budgeting? Would you benefit from direct support to resolve work related barriers to employment while gaining current work experience and direct help with job searching?

The Community Jobs program may work for you.

Are you ready to work now, and could use a current, structured job opportunity as a bridge to ongoing employment, combined with assistance to resolve barriers to employment?

The Career Jump program may be right for you.

Are you needing a part time work activity to compliment and increase WorkFirst participation, and learn workplace skills?

The Community Works program may be the next step.

Parents in our WorkFirst services will have, depending on individual circumstances:

- Opportunity to participate in Job Clubs to enhance your job search process, learn and gain resources from the facilitator and peers.
- Training opportunities to increase Life Skills, and other workplace Skills

Contact us to learn more, and see if we can be of service to you. If we can’t we’ll do our best to refer you to someone who can!

These services are available in Snohomish, Island and Chelan / Douglas Counties.

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