**NEW THIS WEEK**
COVID-19 VACCINE Q&A WEBINAR
WHEN: Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 3-4:30pm
WHERE: Online Event
WHAT: HealthierHere knows that many of our community members and community-based and clinical organizations’ frontline staff have unanswered questions about whether or not the COVID-19 vaccine is right for them – and if it is, how to navigate a confusing and stressful system. The vaccine landscape is changing quickly. This FREE, informal, Q&A webinar is ideal for those who still have questions and/or are deciding whether the COVID-19 vaccine is right for them.
Topics will include:
- differences between the three approved vaccines
- how the COVID-19 vaccine differs from the flu shot and other common vaccines
- benefits of getting vaccinated
- side effects and potential downsides
- which groups were represented in the clinical trials
- how to access the vaccine when it’s your ‘phase’
- personal testimony from panelists about their own experiences with the vaccine
- Ahmed Ali, Executive Director, Somali Health Board
- Esther Lucero, Chief Executive Officer, Seattle Indian Health Board
- Marguerite Ro, Chief of Assessment, Policy Development, and Evaluation / Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention at Public Health — Seattle & King County
REGISTER: Sign up for this free event on the COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A for Frontline Staff and Community Members registration page.
VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUP FOR SENIORS
WHEN: Weekly on Tuesdays, 10-11am (next session is April 6)
WHERE: Zoom: Meeting ID: 976 1337 2495
WHAT: The YMCA of Greater Seattle’s Social Impact Center is offering a virtual gathering to support seniors 55+ in King County to discuss their psychoeducational and connection needs. We will meet and discuss a brief topic of interest and move into an open conversation to share personal experiences. These FREE sessions are moderated by licensed mental health therapists, and no registration is necessary. Drop in weekly or as needed.
QUESTIONS/TO REGISTER: Visit the Eventbrite page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOUNG ADULT VIRTUAL JOB FAIR
WHEN: April 14 and 15, 2021, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Online; register on the Eventbrite page.
WHAT: The YMCA of Greater Seattle’s Social Impact Center is hosting a virtual job fair for youth ages 16-25. From 1-3pm, join us at Beyond the Job Fair for opportunities to network with employers.
- Employee presentations
- Swag bag for first 40 to register
- Raffle giveaways
- Games and prizes
- Express Credit Union
- Molly Moon’s
- PCC Markets
- Space Needle
- Year Up!
QUESTIONS/TO REGISTER: Visit the Eventbrite page or contact Jovana and Mor at email@example.com.
SWISSPORT IS HIRING FUELING AGENTS NOW!
WHAT: Fueling Agents provide all necessary and required fueling services as contracted by the customer to include aircraft fueling, aircraft defueling, vehicle fueling and operation of motorized/nonmotorized fueling equipment requirements.
- Valid driver’s license
- Able to read, write, and speak English
- Able to pass Homeland Security background check for badging
- Able to pass alcohol and drug screening tests
- Able to work in a time-sensitive, multiple shift, and team-oriented environment
- Must be willing to work in all weather conditions
- Weekly pay starting at $16.57/hr
- Health benefits and 401(k)
- Flight benefits after six months
- Career advancement
TO APPLY: Apply online at Swissport Careers using Job: Fueling Agent – SeaTac-2110873.
QUESTIONS? Contact Recruiter Ileana Bernal at 1.919.348.8427 or Ileana.firstname.lastname@example.org.
**UPCOMING/CURRENT COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES & RESOURCES **
ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS VIRTUAL HIRING EVENT
WHEN: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
WHERE: RSVP to schedule an interview slot.
WHAT: Enterprise Holdings is hiring up to 50 positions via a virtual hiring event! Hiring is a human process, and they would like to talk with you by video chat (or phone if video isn’t available) to discuss the opportunity!
We are currently hiring for the following positions:
- Automotive Detailers: Clean, sanitize, inspect, and prepare vehicles (full-time, $17.57/hr)
- Customer Service Agents: Provide a high level of customer service, primarily face-to-face, supporting their branch and rental needs (full-time, $16.57/hr)
- Drivers: Deliver vehicles and, in some instances, customers, employees or vendors safely and timely to the appropriate destination (full-time, $16.57/hr)
- Rental Car Return Agents: Provide superior, friendly, efficient service and assist all customers with the rental return process (full-time, $16.57/hr)
- Automotive Technicians: Car service, repair, preventive maintenance, in-fleeting service, and vehicle reconditioning service according to company policy and procedures; requires a minimum of four current, valid ASE certifications (full-time, $22.50/hr)
- Maintenance Technicians: Car and bus service, repair, preventive maintenance, in- fleeting service, and buy back/turn back service (full-time, $16.57/hr)
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Must have a valid driver’s license with no more than two civil moving violations and/or at-fault accidents on driving record in the past 3 years
- Must be authorized to work in the United States
APPLY/MORE INFO: To learn more details and schedule your onsite interview, RSVP at Enterprise Holdings Virtual Hiring Event.
**Airport Jobs is a program of Port Jobs. Port Jobs is not responsible for the actions of the hiring employer.**
HEALTH INSURANCE ENROLLMENT FAIR/ FERIA DE INSCRIPCION DE SEGUROS DE SALUD
WHEN/QUANDO: Thursday, April 1, 2021, 10am-4pm/ Jueves, 1 de Abril de 2021
WHERE: SEA Airport, Parking Garage, 1st Floor (between orange and purple elevators). Masks and safe distancing required; if you do not have a mask, we will give you one.
DONDE: Aeropuerto SEA, Garaje de Estacionamiento, 1er piso (entre elevadores naranja y morado). Se requieren máscaras y distanciamiento social; si no tiene mascarilla, se la daremos.
WHAT: Do you need health insurance? Do you want to look at health insurance options? Are you paying for COBRA? WE CAN HELP! Join us at this FREE in-person event for current and laid-off airport employees, their families, and airport communities.
- Get a $25 gift card after meeting with a health insurance navigator
- Get in-person help to enroll in an affordable health insurance plan
- Get your health insurance questions answered
- Talk with navigators who speak multiple languages including Spanish and Amharic
- See if you are eligible for an ORCA LIFT bus pass ($10 preloaded card if you qualify)
QUE: Necesitas un seguro médico? Quiere ver opciones de seguro médico? Está pagando por COBRA? PODEMOS AYUDAR!
Evento presencial gratis en el Aeropuerto SEA:
- Obtenga una tarjeta de regalo de $25 después de reunirse con un navegador de seguros médicos!
- Obtenga ayuda en persona para inscribirse en un plan de seguro médico asequible
- Obtenga respuestas a sus preguntas sobre el seguro médico
- Habla con navegantes que hablan varios idiomas, incluidos español y amárico
- Vea si es elegible para un pase de autobús ORCA LIFT (tarjeta precargada de $ 10 si califica)
QUESTIONS/PREGUNTAS: Airport Jobs 206.787.7501 | www.portjobs.org.
RENT SMART: HOUSING SEARCH PART 3: OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO HOUSING
WHEN: Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 2-4pm
WHAT: This workshop focuses on overcoming the barriers that prevent tenants from being able to successfully get into rental housing. Topics will include tenant credit information, evictions and orders of limited dissemination, dealing with past debt, criminal history on tenant record, and landlord discrimination.
REGISTER NOW: Housing Search Part 3: Renting a Place with an Eviction on Your Record
QUESTIONS? Contact Julia Gibson at email@example.com. A visiting attorney from the Tenant Law Center will also be on hand to help with answering questions.
2021 RENT SMART/¡INQUILINOS INTELIGENTES!
Virtual Workshop Series (all dates are Wednesdays from 2-4pm)
- 4/14/21: Housing Search Part 3: Renting a Place with an Eviction on Your Record
- 4/28/21: Cómo manejar los problemas con: reparaciones, moho, depósitos, y responsabilidades del propietario
- 5/12/21: Information for Domestic Violence Survivors
- 5/26/21: Fees and Deposits
- 6/9/21: Repair Issues and Landlord Duties
- 6/23/21: Evictions and Terminations
- 7/14/21: I cannot pay full rent. What are my options? What is the best way to proceed?
- 7/28/21: No puedo pagar la renta completo. ¿Cuáles son mis opciones? ¿Cuál es la mejor manera de proceder?
NEED MORE HELP? / ¿NECESITA MÁS AYUDA?
- King County residents being threatened with eviction can contact the Housing Justice Project for legal assistance at 253.234.4204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Si actualmente vive en el Condado de King y está siendo amenazado con el desalojo, comuníquese con el Proyecto de Justicia de Vivienda para obtener asistencia legal 253.234.4204 o email@example.com.
- Washington State residents can visit Solid Ground’s For Tenants website for self-help information, or call Solid Ground’s message-only Tenant Services Message Hotline, currently open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 10:30am – 1:30pm (hours and days are subject to change): 206.694.6767 | TTY: 7.1.1.
- Los Residentes del Estado de Washington pueden visitar el sitio web Para Inquilinos de Solid Ground para obtener información de autoayuda, o llamar a la línea directa de mensajes de Servicios para Inquilinos de Solid Ground cual es abierta los lunes, martes, y jueves de 10:30 a.m. a 1:30 p.m. (las horas y los días están sujetos a cambios): 206.694.6767 | TTY: 7.1.1.
Rent Smart is offered in partnership with Solid Ground’s Tenant Services and the King County Library System (KCLS). See below for more info on January 2021 workshops. / ¡Inquilinos Inteligentes! se ofrece en asociación con los Servicios para Inquilinos de Solid Ground y La Sistema Biblioteca del Condado de King (KCLS). Consulte a la lista localizado abajo para obtener más información sobre los talleres de Enero de 2021.
FINANCIAL LITERACY WORKSHOP SERIES for YOUNG ADULTS
WHEN: Wednesdays, March 3-April 7, 2021, 3-4pm
WHERE: Zoom! https://zoom.us/j/92272528186
WHAT: MONEY MONEY MONEY! This virtual workshop series is geared to young adults ages 16-25. Learn the basics about managing your money. We’ll talk about bank accounts, budgeting and credit. Taught by experienced instructors from Express Credit Union. Attend one or all sessions; be prepared to participate and learn!
- March 3: Intro to Banking Part 1: Learn key banking terms, how banks and credit unions work, savings and checking accounts, check holds
March 10: Intro to Banking Part 2: Find the right account for you, how to open an account, what to consider, how to avoid scams March 17: Intro to Budgeting Part 1: What is a budget? Setting SMART goals, tracking spending, saving for emergency, needs vs. wants March 24: Intro to Budgeting Part 2: Create a budget, learn about tools and technology that can help, benefits to budgeting
- March 31: Intro to Credit Part 1: What is Credit? Types of credit, interest rates, credit score: why it’s important and how it’s calculated
- April 7: Intro to Credit Part 2: Prizes!!! How to build and maintain credit, improve your score, dispute items and more!
MORE INFO/CONTACT: Michelle Hunter, Program Director Employment and Training, Y Social Impact Center | Young Adult Services, at 206.549.3875 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FULL STACK JAVA DEVELOPER JOB TRAINING at PER SCHOLAS
WHEN: Intro to Per Scholas webinar: March 25; full-time 14-week course begins May 17, M-F, 9am-4pm.
WHAT: Per Scholas is offering its free Full Stack Java Developer Job Training Program in King County (remote classroom learning) in partnership with TEKsystems, which is currently experiencing significant demand from its Seattle-area tech employer clients for more entry- to mid-level Developers. Tuition, materials, hardware, and exam fees are all FREE. TEKsystems is committed to interviewing all graduates upon successful completion of the program.
- Get trained on the specific technical skills employers are looking for in entry- and mid-level Java Developers.
- Advance your coding skills and gain experience with Java, data structures, web services, algorithms, and more.
- Course was designed collaboratively with TEKsystems, one of the largest IT staffing services companies.
- Career development and job placement support.
- TEKsystems recruiters play an active role throughout the class, including doing mock interviews and résumé review with students.
- Prerequisite: Intermediate Technical Knowledge and Skills are required for applicants to be considered for admission (examples: some experience with software/web programming languages, GitHub, analyzing business requirements, or project management).
- Be at least 18 years old
- High school graduate or GED recipient
- Available to attend remote daily classes, M-F, 9am-4pm
APPLY: Space is limited: max of 25-30 new students. Apply at Per Scholas: Full Stack Java Developer Job Training Program in King County.
QUESTIONS? Contact Per Scholas admissions.
**ONGOING JOB OPPORTUNITIES **
AMAZON WAREHOUSE JOBS
WHAT: Amazon is now hiring students for a variety of hourly positions in Washington State with multiple shift options available. Find your perfect schedule that works around your classes!
We are offering:
- Part-Time (20-25 hours/week)
- Full-Time (40 hours/week)
- Flexible scheduling (one shift/month and up to 25 hours/week)
APPLY NOW! We’ve innovated the job application so it’s faster, easier, and hopefully even a little fun!
MORE INFO/QUESTIONS? Contact Lilly Thompson, Amazon Workforce Staffing, at email@example.com.
JOBS WITH ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES
WHAT: Essential businesses are currently recruiting and hiring for multiple entry level job openings in King County, WA. Also, see the Critical Job Opportunities webpage on the WorkSource Seattle-King County website.
MORE INFO: Contact Dan Bernard, Communities of Opportunity Employment Manager, King County Department of Community & Human Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KWA CAREGIVER OPPORTUNITIES
WHAT: Korean Women’s Association (KWA) is seeking to hire 75 full- and part-time Home Care Aides (Caregivers). Do you want to align yourself with a nonprofit social services agency that is dedicated to making life’s transitions a little easier? Do you like to help elderly and disabled people with their daily activities? Do you want a fulfilling job that makes a difference you can see immediately? Become a KWA Caregiver!
Here’s why caregivers want to work for KWA:
- Competitive starting wage of $16.72-$19.07/hour
- Flexible hours/scheduling available
- No experience required, entry level
- Direct deposit
- Paid benefits: medical, vision, and dental insurance with qualifying hours
- 100% paid Home Care Aide Certification training
- Paid continued education training
- Paid time off
- Mileage reimbursement
- Paid travel time between clients
- Weekend differential pay
- Employee recognition and bonus referral programs
- Free caregiver shoes (after working two consecutive months of 80+ hrs, and 80 hrs in current eligibility month)
- No experience required
- Minimum 18 years old
- Valid WA driver’s license and auto insurance in your own name
- Must be able to pass a criminal background check
- Able to transport clients to appointments and errands using your own vehicle, as needed
- Willing and able to provide compassionate care to people in vulnerable situations
- Able to communicate with people in a friendly and caring manner
APPLY TODAY! Current KWA job listings; KWA is an equal opportunity employer.
PCC IS HIRING
WHAT: PCC Community Markets is Seattle’s original – and the nation’s largest – certified organic, community-owned food market. Meet with our hiring team about full- and part-time positions available at our Bellevue location, opening this summer. Applications will be accepted from candidates ages 16 and over. PCC is a passionate community that believes in the power of good food and the potential of good people; a place where the best of the Northwest comes together, from the produce we stock to the people we hire.
Benefits include: Competitive wages; Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; Paid vacation and sick time; 15% staff discount; Free membership in the co-op; Reduced rate on ORCA cards; Retirement plans; Free PCC Cooks classes
APPLY NOW! Apply on PCC’s Jobs page.
QUESTIONS/MORE INFO: Please do not hesitate to connect! Contact Alyssa Moore, Recruiting Specialist at Alyssa.Moore@pccmarkets.com or 206.717.6527.
SEASONAL KING COUNTY, WA JOBS
1) PARK MAINTENANCE WORKERS
WHEN: 6-month positions, up to 40 hours/week, April 15-October 15, 2021
WHAT: King County Parks has 25-30 seasonal job openings, $23.07-$27.89/hour, at various King County Parks. Perform a variety of work tasks such as landscaping, athletic field maintenance, trail building and maintenance, construction and demolition, invasive weed removal, restoration and planting, and working with volunteer groups. Work is performed outdoors and in all types of weather conditions. Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.
APPLY ONLINE: King County Careers: Seasonal Park Maintenance Worker
2) WASTEWATER TREATMENT HELPERS
WHEN: Complete online job application by March 9 (40 hours/week, April-October/November, 2021)
WHERE: Work Locations:
- South Treatment Plant (1200 Monster Road SW, Renton, WA 98057)
- Brightwater Treatment Plant (22509 State Route 9 SE, Woodinville, WA 98072)
- West Point Treatment Plant (1400 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199)
WHAT: King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) has 10-12 seasonal job openings, $20.49-$24.77/hour, at various WTD facilities. Assist with grounds work such as maintaining lawns and landscape surrounding the facilities. Duties include operating mowers, high pressure washers, and pruning tools, and maintaining sprinklers and related equipment. Assist personnel in maintenance and cleaning of facilities including cleaning floors, windows, and various surfaces, and hosing various tanks, sidewalks, and surrounding areas. Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.
APPLY ONLINE: Renton location | Seattle & Woodinville locations
QUESTIONS? Contact Dan Bernard, Communities of Opportunity Employment Manager, at email@example.com.
**SEATAC JOB OPPORTUNITIES**
CABIN SERVICE AGENTS (GRAVEYARD SHIFT)
WHAT: UNIFI ERMC Facilities is immediately hiring for graveyard shift Cabin Service Agents. Cabin Service Agents ensure all passengers enjoy an on-time departure via a thorough cleaning of all interior areas of an aircraft as well as other arrival and departure functions. Our agents are focused on safety, quality cleaning, and an attention to detail with pride in their work (starting wage $16.57/hr).
- No prior experience necessary; must be open-minded and ready to work as part of a detail-oriented team
- Speak, read, and write English
- Must be an in-state resident
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must have authorization to work in the United States
- Must complete SIDA (security) training after hiring to obtain airport security
- Able to pass a 10-year background check
- Able to pass preemployment drug screen
TO APPLY: 1) Apply online at the UNIFI website using Requisition #: CABIN01179, then 2) email firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know you have completed the online application. She will work with you to set up an interview.
RAMP AGENT JOBS WITH MCGEE AIR SERVICES
WHEN: Immediately hiring
WHERE: Apply online at McGee Air Services JOBS webpage.
WHAT: McGee Air Services is looking for Ramp Agents to be key members and perform below-wing functions necessary to provide passenger service support with focus on safety and service. Perform all facets of aircraft handling (e.g., marshalling, push-back, wing-walking). Maintain work areas and ensure the proper care of equipment. Operate ramp equipment, tugs/tractors, and belt loaders. Work outdoors with exposure to the elements and high noise levels for 8 hours or more per workday.
- Flight benefits after 30 days
- Limited time offer: $1,000 one-time retention bonus after six months on the job
Must meet listed job qualifications below:
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Authorization to work in the US (US Citizen or legal work status)
- Able to speak, read, and write English
- Able to accept full-time employment (including nights, weekends, holidays)
- Valid driver’s license required
- Able to lift up to 75 pounds frequently
- Able to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced and at times stressful environment
- Able to perform basic mathematics
- Able to understand and interpret flight schedules and airline flight destination information
- Must pass drug screen and background check
- Regular and predictable attendance
- Able to obtain airport security clearance, customs seal, and USPS security clearance
- Five (5) consecutive years of residency in US or territories (USPS requirement)
APPLY/MORE INFO: Visit McGee Air Services JOBS webpage.
SEATAC BAR GROUP PREP/LINE COOKS
WHAT: Perform a variety of duties in the preparation of food with the highest quality of service at all times. Duties may include food preparation, grill work, maintain equipment, counters, and tables (starting pay: $17.23/hr).
- Minimum of one-year grill cook experience
- At least 18 years of age
- Must have high school diploma or equivalent
- Excellent customer service and communication skills
- No felony convictions
- Able to read, write, and speak English
- Will require valid WA State Food Handler’s Permit
- Must be available to work variable shifts, including weekends and holidays
TO APPLY: Send résumé and cover letter to email@example.com.
WORLDWIDE FLIGHT SERVICES JOBS
WHAT: Come join our fun team at SeaTac as a Warehouse Associate or Aircraft Cargo Handler providing essential work to ensure our neighborhoods and communities receive their packages ordered online! We’re hiring for associates to sort packages and load airplanes in our facility. If you can lift and carry your Amazon package delivered at the front door, then you can probably work for us!
- Full- and part-time shifts available
- $18.50/hr + $1 shift premium for graveyard shifts
- Opportunities for advancement
- All employees are provided masks and deep cleaning with disinfection is done daily!
- General lifting required up to 30 lbs without assistance
- Must be able to pass TSA/Homeland Security background check of 10 years
- Must be able to pass drug screen
- Some positions require a valid WA State drivers license
- Speak, read, and write English
**Airport Jobs is a program of Port Jobs. Port Jobs is not responsible for the actions of the hiring employer.**
**ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES & RESOURCES**
CHILD CARE AWARE OF WASHINGTON FAMILY CENTER
WHAT: The Child Care Aware of Washington Family Center is a statewide call center assisting families in finding licensed child care providers, navigating child care financial assistance options, finding alternative forms of care, and connecting families to COVID-related resources in their community. We also assist families to navigate the state subsidy system, including connecting families experiencing homelessness with the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) Working Connections Homeless Grace Period (HGP), which may authorize 12 months of child care subsidy without a copay.
What this means for families:
- Experiencing homelessness and income verification are the only eligibility criteria to obtain child care subsidy.
- DCYF will authorize the family for full-time care.
- Families will have 12 months to participate in employment activities to reauthorize for Working Connections after the grace period ends.
- No copay will be required during the grace period.
MORE INFO/HELP: We are able to assist families over the phone in multiple languages! Call 1.800.446.1114 for assistance Monday-Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES FOR SEATTLE, KING CO, & WA STATE
WHAT: Solid Ground has helped our community overcome crises for over 45 years – and we’re here now to help people and our community during the pandemic. Visit our Coronavirus Resources webpage with regularly updated resources and information for Seattle, King County, and Washington State, or call our main phone line at 206.694.6700.
COMCAST INTERNET ESSENTIALS
WHAT: Comcast’s Internet Essentials program is the largest, most comprehensive, and most successful broadband adoption program in the nation. It provides low-cost internet ($9.95/month) to low-income families and individuals within the Comcast service area.
Eligibility: To qualify, applicants simply need to show they participate in one of more than a dozen different government assistance programs, including:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Comcast also accepts applications from households that:
- have a student eligible for the National School Lunch Program
- live in public housing
- receive HUD Housing Assistance (including Section 8 vouchers)
- participate in the Veterans Pension Program, as well as low-income seniors in select pilot markets
MORE INFO/TO APPLY: Visit the Internet Essentials website for eligibility information and an application – or call 1.855.846.8376.
FAMILY MATTERS CLINIC FOR LGBTQ+ FAMILIES
WHEN/WHERE: Ongoing; meeting times and locations are set when families are matched with attorneys
WHAT: QLaw Foundation supports all of the ways that our community makes families. We serve parents who are low income, QTPOC, formerly incarcerated, trans/nonbinary, poly, immigrant/refugee, and/or living with disabilities. We have no limitations based on citizenship or income level.
The Family Matters clinic for LGBTQ+ families in King County is a full-representation clinic for:
- people who are parenting, but who don’t have legal recognition of their role
- families recognized under Washington law who want an adoption or parentage order just to be safe
- families parenting kids from their partner’s prior relationship
- parents not married to the kids’ other parent who want to make sure their relationship with the children is protected in a worst-case scenario
- families with three or four (or more!) people parenting children who want to make sure each parent has legal recognition
MORE INFO: Contact email@example.com or 206.483.2725.
FINANCIAL AID VIA WA STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT COUNCIL
WHAT: The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) is committed to increasing educational opportunities and attainment in Washington State. Apply for financial aid for the 2021-22 school year to get education or training to expand your options during uncertain times. Given the ongoing economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19, education after high school is more important than ever. Filing a financial aid application gives people more options for the future.
APPLY NOW! Fill out 2021/2022 WAFSA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) and/or a 2021/2022 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online form as soon as possible. Don’t wait to find out if you’ve been admitted!
CONTACT: Katie Tallman, Senior Communications Consultant, at 360.753.7859 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOB SEEKERS’ VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS – MULTILINGUAL
WHAT: WorkSource hosts free virtual workshops for job seekers in multiple languages on topics such as Financial capabilities, Interviewing Techniques, Job-Search Strategies, Perfecting Applications, Résumé and Cover Letters, Skills and Abilities Analysis, Strategies for Success, and more.
MORE INFO: See all upcoming free workshops for job seekers in King County on the WorkSource workshop calendar.
HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR VETERANS
WHAT: Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) has funds to provide financial assistance to eligible veterans at risk of experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 outbreak. Veterans must meet the following criteria and be able to provide verification to qualify for assistance.
- Income: 50% AMI max (see chart below)
- Military Service: 1 day active duty, any discharge except Dishonorable (Reserves/National Guard ineligible, unless federally activated)
- Housing Loss: Documented risk of housing loss within 30 days (does not need to be COVID-19-related)
Current AMI income monthly limits by family size:
- 1 person = $3,483
- 2 people = $3,983
- 3 people = $4,479
- 4 people = $4,975
- 5 people = $5,375
- 6 people = $5,775
- 7 people = $6,170
- 8 people = $6,570
QUESTIONS/CONTACT: Please reach out any of the following agencies for assistance.
- SSVF (a program of SOUND): 206.545.2344
- Catholic Community Services (CCS): 206.858.1148 or 253.850.2507
- YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish: 425.264.1426
KING COUNTY HOMELESS EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
WHAT: TRAC Associates is a leader in providing employment services for job seekers and employers since 1983. We assist job seekers with the changing needs of employers and the labor market through programs designed to assist people experiencing homelessness, poverty, and disadvantageous/disabling conditions – and we’re adapting our meeting protocols and spaces to keep both our clients and staff safe and healthy.
Employment barriers we assist with include: Obtaining Driver’s Licenses, IDs and Birth Certificates; Transportation; Phone and Email; Job Searches and Applications; Interview and Work Clothes; Hygiene Items; Haircuts; Classes and Trainings; Résumés and Cover Letters; Interviewing Skills; Workplace Issues; Life Skills; Advocacy; Financial Coaching; Connecting to Housing Case Management; Finding any other resource you need to be successful!
TRAC programs for job seekers include:
- Supported Employment – Vulnerable Populations, Substance Use Disordoer (SUD) and Mental Health (MH), folks in Recovery – Foundational Community Support / Medicaid
- TRAC to Work – Homeless Employment Program – United Way JobsConnect
- BFET – Basic Food, Employment, and Training – for people receiving food benefits
- ORIA – Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance
- WIOA – Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act – for unemployed adults, dislocated workers, seniors, and caregivers
- Ticket To Work – SSI / SSDI recipients
- CLEVER – Career Ladder for Educated and Vocationally Experienced Refugees
- Healthcare Workforce for the Future
- Community Jobs – for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients
MORE INFO: Contact Carrie Lewis, TRAC Associates Employment Specialist, at email@example.com or 206.466.7432.
ORCA LIFT SUBSIDIZED ANNUAL PASS
WHAT: Freedom and possibilities through transit! King County Metro and Sound Transit have partnered to create a new, subsidized annual pass program, allowing qualified riders to travel on select transit in our region with subsidized fares.
Eligibility – Customers who reside in King, Pierce, or Snohomish County and are enrolled in one of the six state benefit programs:
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)/State Family Assistance (SFA)
- Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA)
- Aged, Blind, or Disabled Cash Assistance (ABD)
- Pregnant Women Assistance (PWA)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Housing & Essential Needs (HEN)
APPLY NOW! For more information or to see if you qualify, visit Washington Connection or call 877.501.2233. Expansions are expected in 2022 to serve more customers that have household incomes at or below 80% of the federal poverty level.
SAFELINK WIRELESS SMARTPHONES & DATA PLANS
WHAT: Coordinated Care of Washington, Inc. is proud to be working with SafeLink Wireless/ LifeLine program at no cost to eligible customers receiving unemployment benefits. Customers may qualify for SafeLink service by submitting a notice of unemployment benefit payments that at a minimum includes: 1) Name, 2) Household’s current income information, 3) Dated within the last 3 months.
With SafeLink Health Solutions®, eligible customers will get:
- A free smartphone, 3GB of data, and 350 monthly minutes*
- Unlimited text messages with health tips and reminders
- Calls to Coordinated Care Member Services will not count toward your 350 minutes
- Note you must make at least one phone call or send a text message each month in order to keep your LifeLine benefits.
- Already have your own phone? Choose the keep your own smartphone** program and receive a sim card at no cost.
APPLY/MORE INFO: Enroll in the Coordinated Care Phone Program or call SafeLink at 1.877.631.2550.
*Unused minutes and data will not carry over from month-to-month. A month equals 30 days.
**To keep your own smartphone, you must have a compatible Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) phone (which includes T-Mobile and AT&T compatible phones). Your phone must also be unlocked. Several other carriers also use GSM networks. To confirm yours is included, call your carrier.
TANF: HAS YOUR FAMILY LOST ACCESS TO TANF?
If you were kicked off TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) due to:
- sanctions that led you to be permanently disqualified OR
- the 60-month limit, and you and your family are currently homeless
… you are again eligible for TANF, due to changes in the law effective July 28, 2019.
To reapply for TANF, you must submit an application either in person, by mail, or online. Visit washingtonconnection.org for an online application, or bit.ly/dshs-offices for a list of DSHS offices throughout the state.
If you’re being denied these new benefits, here are some legal support resources:
- King County residents: Contact Solid Ground’s Benefits Legal Assistance: 206.694.6742.
- Residents outside of King County: Contact CLEAR Legal Hotline: 1.888.201.1014.
TECH JOB SKILLS TRAINING IN SEATTLE-KING CO.
NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION PROGRAMS (free )
- Ada Developers Academy – Nonprofit coding bootcamp offering women and gender diverse people ages 18+ training in Software/Web/Mobile App Development. Length/Frequency: 11 months (6-month class/5-month internship), full-time M-F
- Apprenti – WTIA nonprofit offers diverse, underrepresented populations ages 18+ training and apprenticeships in: Web/Software Development, Network Security, Windows or Linux Systems Administration, and IT Tech Support or Cloud Tech Support. Length/Frequency: 10 months (4-month class/6-month paid apprenticeship), full-time M-F
- Digital Skills for All – Nonprofit initiative offering multiple programs to provide underserved youth ages 16-24 with the computer science skills they need to succeed in entry-level technology job opportunities. Length/Frequency: 12-18 months, depending on program
- Generation USA Training Accelerator – In partnership with South Seattle College, offering residents ages 18+ in King County job training in two tech career pathways: IT Help Desk Technician and Junior Web Developer. Length/Frequency: 11-12 weeks, Full-time M-F
- Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle InfoTech program – Nonprofit offers long-term unemployed adults ages 18+ job training to become certified in Cloud Computing via the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. Length/Frequency: 6 weeks, Full-Time M-F
- Year Up Puget Sound – Nonprofit offering low-income, young adults ages 18-26 job training and internships in three different tech career pathways: Software Development and Testing/QA, IT/Network Support, and Business Operations and Project Management Support. Length/Frequency: 12 months (6-month class and 6-month internship), Full-Time M-F
TECHNICAL and COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROGRAMS (reduced/free tuition might be available for qualifying individuals through the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges’ Workforce Transitions Support programs)
- Bellevue College – Institute for Business and Information Technology
- Green River College – Information Technology Programs
- Highline College – Computer Science Programs
- North Seattle College – IT Programs
- Renton Technical College – IT Programs
- Seattle Central College – IT and Web Programs
- South Seattle College/Year Up – Business Operations and Project Management Support Program
MORE INFO/QUESTIONS? Visit the Communities of Opportunity (COO) website or contact Dan Bernard, Communities of Opportunity Employment Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WA STATE PAID FAMILY & MEDICAL LEAVE
WHAT: Paid Family & Medical Leave is available for Washington State residents when you need time off to care for yourself or a family member. There are three main types of paid leave available: Medical Leave, Family Leave, and Military Leave. Each one is related to a different type of “qualifying event” – the thing that happens to you or a family member that qualifies you for paid leave.
MORE INFO/TO APPLY: Visit the Washington State Paid Family & Medical Leave website to find out how it works and to apply, or email email@example.com with your questions.
WA STATE RECOVERY HELP LINE: 1.866.789.1511
WHAT: The Washington Recovery Help Line is a free, confidential 24-hour, statewide helpline for substance abuse, problem gambling, and mental health. Visit www.waRecoveryHelpLine.org for resources (a service of Crisis Connections and the WA State DSHS). We offer: 1) Free and confidential support, 2) Connection to local treatment providers, 3) Medication for opioid use referrals, 4) DSHS benefits application assistance.
- 866.789.1511 (1.206.461.3219 TTY)
- Help for teens: 866.TEENLINK (1.866.833.6546)
CONTACT/MORE INFO: Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Crisis Connections (9725 3rd Ave NE, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98115)
WA STATE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (UI) ELIGIBILITY
WHAT: WA State Employment Security has new information to help you find out if you’re eligible for unemployment benefits. Here are the steps:
1) Find out what you’re eligible for.
- Visit Employment Security’s Unemployment Benefits webpage.
- Download the Eligibility Checker.
2) Eligible for regular UI? Apply as soon as possible! Before you apply:
- Download the Unemployment Benefits Application Checklist
- Gather all the info you’ll need for your application.
- Make sure you read and understand all the materials.
- Can’t get regular UI? You might be eligible for expanded benefits under the federal CARES Act (see below).
3) Set up your Secure Access Washington (SAW) account.
- Watch Creating a SAW Account for Unemployment Insurance: This 9-minute video tutorial may save you a lot of time – especially if there’s a chance you may already have a SAW account. That can cause issues that are tricky to fix down the road.
‘YOUR NEXT JOB’ SERVICE
WHAT: Your Next Job is a new service at The Seattle Public Library that can help job seekers: 1) Get started with unemployment, 2) Search for jobs, 3) Apply for jobs, and 4) Learn new job skills. Through one-on-one appointments via phone, text, or online conferencing, we can help job seekers to be successful on career and educational pathways, including job seekers with little or no digital literacy skills and those with limited English proficiency in Mandarin and Russian (and hope to add additional in-language services in July).
We can help people with:
- computer basics, such as using email
- creating a SAW (Secure Access Washington) account to start an unemployment claim
- navigating online resources
Please note, we cannot help troubleshoot devices, fill out unemployment applications, or answer questions about existing claims.
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT: To make a Your Next Job appointment for yourself or someone you are assisting, please call 206.386.4636, email email@example.com, or complete the intake form on our website. We can answer questions by phone in the following languages: Amharic, Arabic, Cantonese, French, Hindi, Hmong, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Mandarin, Oromo, Russian, Spanish, Somali, Tagalog, Thai, Tigrinya, and Vietnamese.
- For access to job resources, visit The Seattle Public Library Job Resources webpage.
- For assistance with unemployment claims, contact the Employment Securities Department.
- For assistance finding shelter, food resources, or other help with basic needs, contact our Community Resource Specialist.
Your Next Job is offered in partnership with King County Library System and Seattle Jobs Initiative.
YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION – FREE COACHING FOR STUDENTS
WHAT: Crisis Connections is excited to offer free trainings in partnership with local cities. Our qualified trainers encourage students to talk openly about stress, coping, depression, and suicidal behavior. These trainings can also be delivered virtually; please call to see if you are in an eligible area.
Trainers include information on:
- youth suicide
- an overview of local resources
- help for teens to identify warning signs
- how to support themselves and others who may be dealing with mental health challenges
MORE INFO: Please contact Crisis Connections at 206.204.9520 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a training or get more information.
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