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Employment Resource Directory

Employment Assistance Programs:
Goodwill


Services:

Veterans Assistance:

Contact Information:

Hours:

Accessing Services:

Costs:

  • Job Search
  • Resume assistance
  • Interview preparation
  • Access to computer lab
  • Computer tutorials
  • Skills assessments
  • Internet job search

Assist Veterans in obtaining:

  • Disability benefits
  • Pension benefits
  • Copies of DD-214
  • Enrollment in VA health care
  • Counseling referrals
  • Housing
  • Educational benefits
  • Burial and memorial benefits
  • Nursing home benefits
  • Employment

Connection Center:
3521 W. Court Street Pasco, WA 99301
(509)460-4704
www.goodwillotc.org/

M-F 8AM-4:30 PM

Services are accessed on a walk-in, first come first serve basis. Services are open to everyone

All services are provided free of charge

Work source


Services:

Veterans:

Contact Information:

Hours:

Accessing Services:

Costs:

  • Employment Representatives
  • Internet access
  • Resume assistance
  • Interview preparation
  • Vocational training
  • Referrals of qualified candidates

Veteran Employment Representatives on site.
Contact Nick at:
NErickson@esd.wa.gov
or Sam at:
srabideau@esd.wa.gov

815 N. Kellogg, Suite D Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 734-5900
fortress.wa.gov/esd/worksource

M-F, 8AM-5PM

Some services offered on a walk-in basis, others require an appointment with a representative.

Interpreters available upon request

All services provided free of charge

Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of Washington


Services:

Contact Information:

Hours:

Accessing Services:

Costs:

  • Employment services
  • Disabled Migrant Seasonal Farmworkers job assistance and employment training
  • Financial planning

2211 West Court St, Suite E
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 545-0484
http://www.yvoic.org/

M-F, 8AM-5PM

Must be an eligible farm-worker or dependent. Bilingual services are available. Call to make an appointment

All services provided free of charge

AARP Foundation Work Search Program:


Services:

Contact Information:

Hours:

Accessing Services:

Costs:

  • Temporary job placements to build skills
  • Assistance in finding long-term employment

122 Vista Way
Kennewick, WA 99336
509-619-0313
www.aarpworksearch.org

 

M-F 8am-5pm

Must be 55+ and have certain income requirements to qualify for program. To access services:

  • Visit office
  • Fill out application
  • If there is room, and meet requirements application will be approved
  • If there is no room in program be put on wait list

No costs to the client

Employment Assistance for Developmentally and Physically Disabled Individuals:
Columbia Industries


Services

Address/ Phone Number:

Hours:

Accessing Services

  • Job placement
  • Retention and other training
  • Job search
  • Work skill training
  • Career counseling
  • Job coaching

900 S. Dayton Street
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509)582-4142
http://columbiaindustries.com/

 

Monday-Friday, 8AM- 4:30PM

Must be referred through DDA or DVS for services

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation


Services:

Contact Information:

Hours:

Accessing Services

Costs:

Criteria:

  • Individualized counseling and employment services
  • Provide technical assistance to employers about the employment of people with disabilities

Kennewick DVR
500 North Morain, Suite 2104
Kennewick, WA 99336          
1-800-548-8755
www.dshs.wa.gov/dvr

Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM

  • Go to: dshs.wa.gov/dvr to fill out a referral form.
  • Call 1-800-548-8755
  • Visit the office at 500 N. Morain, Suite 2104. Kennewick, WA
  • A orientation will be scheduled at this time
  • After orientation documentation will be gathered
  • Once determined eligible, individual will be able to access services

Costs such as counseling and guidance are free. Training and education are based on financial need.

Case Manager will collect financial information to determine eligibility

Individuals who want to work but are unable due to physical, sensory, cognitive ore mental disability.

Developmental Disabilities Administration:


Services:

Contact Information:

Hours:

Accessing Services:

Costs:

Criteria:

  • Case management
  • Vocational services
  • Employment services
  • Technical assistance for employers

 

500 N. Morain, Suite 2210
Kennewick, WA  99336
(509)374-2111
www.dshs.wa.gov/ddd

Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM

Visit office at 500 N. Morain, Suite 2210 Kennewick, WA to access services

Depends on program and income.

  • Have a diagnosed developmental disability
  • Diagnosis must have been done before age 18
  • Can be expected to continue indefinitely
  • Results in limitations to functionality

Social Security Ticket to Work


Services:

Contact Information:

Accessing Services:

Costs:

  • Support services to individuals on disability who want to work

1-866-968-7842             1-866-833-2967 (TTY)
M-F 8am-8pm EST
choosework.net

For more information on accessing this service, see the Ticket to Work Program

Services are free to individuals

Employment Assistance for Youth:
Job Corps:


Services:

Contact Information:

Benefits:

Admissions:

  • GED program
  • High School program
  • College program
  • Career training in a variety of areas
  • Self-paced programs
  • Live on-site for at least 8 months up to 2 years

6739 24th Street, Building 2402
Moses Lake, WA 98837
(509)762-5581

A living allowance, paid twice a month. Housing, meals 3x a day, clothing, free basic medical services, transition allowance of up to $1000, job placement assistance, career counseling, relocation counseling services

To enroll, contact Darrel Pantelone at (509) 765-0330. Must be low-income and between the ages of 16-24.

Will work with interested parents to assist in finding childcare.

Temporary Employment Agencies:


Name:

Services:

Address/Phone Number:

Kelley Services

  • Temporary employment
  • Temporary-to-hire employment
  • Direct hire

 

8101 W. Quinault Ave
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509)736-0524

SOS Employment Group

  • Temporary employment
  • Temporary-to-hire employment
  • Direct hire

 

4711 W. Clearwater Ave.
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 736-5512

MCE Staffing

  • High-skilled contract work

 

2155 Robertson Drive Richland, WA
(509) 943-0707

Express Services

  • Temporary job placement in a variety of settings
  • Evaluation hire- with a 90 day trial period
  • Direct hire
  • Some benefits for express associates

101 North Union, Suite 203
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509)735-7072

Provisional

  • Temporary placement
  • Contract-to-hire
  • Direct-hire opportunities

1030 N. Center Parkway, Suite 100
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509)619-7525

Labor Ready

  • Same day labor work

 

3180 W. Clearwater Ave, Suite Q
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509)222-1180

Entry-Level Employment Opportunities:


Name:

Contact Information:

Applying:

Qualifications

McCain

100 Le Street
Othello, WA 99344
(509)488-6408

Apply online at:
http://www.mccain.com/Pages/default.aspx

Depends on position, many positions are entry-level

Charter

2810 W Kennewick Ave
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 246-6100

Apply online at:
http://www.charter.com/browse/content/apply

High School diploma, paid training for some positions

Starwest Satellite

1320 W A St              Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 545-4996

Apply online at:
http://www.starwestsatellite.net/

High School diploma, paid training for some positions

Senior Life Resources

8656 W. Gage Blvd., Suite 301
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 735-1911

Find application online at:
http://www.seniorliferesources.org/employment.php
Return application to 8656 W. Gage Blvd Suite 301, Kennewick, WA

High School diploma or GED. Training provided for home care provider position

ConAgra Foods

8701 W Gage Blvd
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 735-4651

Apply online at: http://www.conagrafoodscareers.com/

Depends on position, many entry level positions are available

Central Refrigerated Service, INC

877-369-7164

Apply online at: http://www.centralref.com/

Training provided

Volunteer Opportunities:


Name

Address/Phone Number

Signing Up:

Qualifications

St. Vincent de Paul

215 S 6th Ave
Pasco, WA
509- 544-9315

Call or send an e-mail to:
Volunteers@SVdPPasco.org

Looking for hard-working individuals wanting to make a difference, professionals encouraged to apply

American Red Cross

7202 W. Deschutes Ave.
Kennewick, WA
509-783-6195

Call the local chapter, or sign up online at:
http://www.redcross.org/

Looking for dedicated individuals, professional encouraged to apply

Support, Advocacy & Resource Center

830 N. Columbia Center Blvd, Suite H
Kennewick, WA 99336
509-374-5391

Must attend 32 hour training, call for information on next training time

Seeking bilingual volunteers, other encouraged to still apply

Domestic Violence Services

3311 W. Clearwater Ave, Suite c-140
Kennewick, WA
509- 735-1295

Must attend 20 hour advocacy training, call to find out next available time for training. Other volunteer opportunities also available.

Must be 18 or older, HS diploma or GED, prefer experience working with DV, or survivor of DV

Children’s Reading Foundation

201 S. Garfield St, Rm. 13
Kennewick, WA
509-735-9405

Call to find out volunteer opportunities

Limited background check required.

Court Appointed Special Advocates

5606 W. Canal Pl, Suite 106
Kennewick, WA
509- 783-2151

Call for more information on volunteering as a CASA

Must pass a background check, participate in a 30 hour training, be willing to stay with a case until close (can be up to 1 ½ years)