Employment & Careers

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WOIS/The Career Information System

  

Find your strengths, match them with occupations, and explore career choices. Get details on 500+ occupations, including the military. Locate training programs.

Store your job information in your online portfolio. Just starting to plan your career path? Take the Reality Check quiz to see what it takes to be independent and achieve your goals.

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WorkSource Washington

Explore careers, research occupations, the labor market, and more under the Career Tools menu.

Find local offices, training, job listings, etc. under the Resources tab. Take advantage of the information and services for both job seekers and employers. (Available in multiple languages.)

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Learning Express Library

  

Learn new skills or prepare for exams of all kinds in one of the many learning centers:

  • Adult Learning Center - Improve your basic skills in math, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar, or prepare to become a U.S. citizen.
  • Career Center - Learn about careers, prepare for entrance and occupational exams, like the civil service or ASVAB, or even the TOEIC if you're an English language learner.
  • Popular Software Tutorials - Expand your skills and claim some self-study time with common computer software from Adobe and Microsoft.
  • School Center - Find extra lessons and practice exams for elementary, middle and high school students on topics ranging from reading comprehension to trigonometry.
  • High School Equivalency Center - Build your basic skills and prepare for the GED test.
  • College Prep Center - Study up before you take standardized tests for college such as PSAT/NMSQT, AP Exams, SAT and ACT.
  • College Center - Strengthen your academic skills in science, grammar and writing, reading, or math; and prepare for placement tests and graduate entrance exams.
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GCF LearnFree.org - Career

View tutorials on career development, job interview, resume writing, and additional tools to help you have career success.

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GCF LearnFree.org

Access online tutorials for computer basics, office software, job hunting skills, money management, social media, online security and more.

Find your specific area of interest under one of these headings: Technology Basics, Living in the Online World, Microsoft Office, Essential Skills, and Work & Career. Follow these links for practice using a mouse or to learn about email. Most tutorials also available in Spanish.

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Goodwill's Job Connection Program

Use this free, local job search and referral program to help you find a job outside Goodwill that fits your needs and abilities.

You can also find English and citizenship classes in the Portland/Southwest Washington area.

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Job Corps

Get help from the nation's largest and most comprehensive residential education and job training program for at-risk youth ages 16 through 24.

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O*Net OnLine

Find occupations that match your skills. Read up on the skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with occupations.

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Occupational Outlook Handbook

Find descriptions of the nature of work, training and education required, job outlook, and earnings for many occupations. Developed by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Snag a Job: Teen Jobs

Search for job openings in the area that are just right for young workers.

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Veterans ReEmployment from CareerOneStop

Find information to help transition from military to civilian careers, including career matching, education opportunities, transition resources, and information for disabled and women veterans spec

ifically. Learn how to market yourself successfully to civilian employers.

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Washington State Food Worker Course

Choose a language, watch the training video, take the test, pay your fee, and print out a food handler's card, so you can work in the food or restaurant industry in Washington.

(Available in multiple languages.)

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Tip: find job boards

Scroll back up the page to WorkSource Washington for loads of resources, including links jobs posted to Indeed.com, Monster.com, Jobdango and more.