Employment

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/dvrto 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 theTicket 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)