Submitted by the Employment Security Department
If you have computer know-how, the Washington Service Corps encourages you to apply immediately to share your skills with Washington’s unemployed. Position start on Oct. 16.
Despite a shrinking unemployment rate in Washington, 209,000 people are still out of work. And nearly 43,000 have been searching with no success for more than six months.
Many lack necessary computer skills that help open doors to better jobs. As a “technology and resource navigator” at a state WorkSource office, you can help. Navigators conduct workshops in basic and intermediate computer skills and work one-on-one, helping customers apply for jobs using today’s technology.
Listen to what three technology and resource navigators say about their service:
- Kayla Rich, WorkSource Wenatchee Valley
“My greatest accomplishment is when people come into the office thinking the computer and Internet are barriers to employment, and then leave with resumes and online profiles I helped them to create.”
- Karen Owens, WorkSource Skagit County
“Many come into the center confused, angry, scared, lost and worried, and it takes empathy, patience, firmness and negotiation to get them headed down the right track to employment.”
- Andrea Springer, WorkSource Thurston County (video 0:44)
WorkSource is a partnership of government agencies, community colleges and non-profit organizations that offers employment and training services to job seekers and businesses.
Serving as a Washington Service Corps AmeriCorps member, you can make a difference and help people create a better future for themselves and their families.
Positions are available in:
- Moses Lake
- Walla Walla
You must be at least 17 years old, but there’s no age limit. Middle-aged people and seniors are most welcome! Apply on the AmeriCorps website. Learn more about the positions and how to apply atwashingtonservicecorps.org.
Washington Service Corps members commit to 10-and-a-half-months of community service. In return, you receive a modest living allowance, health insurance, training and an educational scholarship. Eligible members with children also can get help with childcare.
The Washington Service Corps is part of the federal AmeriCorps program and administered by the Employment Security Department.Print This Post