Offender Employment Services Program Ending
It is our sad duty to notify you that July 1, 2011, Offender Employment Services will no longer be a unit of the Employment Security Department. The WorkFirst program will continue to provide the Washington State Bond and there will be an effort to maintain the OES website. Unfortunately technical assistance will no longer be available to assist professionals or consumers.
Carl D. Perkins Career Technical Education funds will be administered by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board and they have not made a decision to distribute the funds. The WTECB can be contacted at
At this time duties for OES are being limited to support the WorkFirst Career Scope pilot project and statewide WorkFirst activities. OES apologizes for any inconvenience for our inability to respond to your requests for technical assistance after May 20, 2011.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
2011 Washington State
Regional Defendant/Offender Workforce Development
Conference - "Scope of Practice"
follow-up to our August 2010 Offender Employment
Specialist certification training, the planning
committee has decided to expand our efforts to
collaborate with agencies throughout Washington
State with a three-day conference from August 16 -
18, 2011. Proposals are now being accepted.
More conference info...
King County Community
Partnership for Transition Services (CPTS)
Purpose Driven Mission: To translate our
vision and values through a series of purpose driven
community venues that support successful transition
for adults who have earned their return back to the
community and their families.
Join us monthly for
the opportunity to network with state, federal,
non-profit, faith-based, and other community members
who are dedicated to the reentry process.