bullet Farmworker Services   bullet Employment & economic info   bullet Go2WorkSource.com   bullet Unemployment Insurance     

WorkSource is a Partnership

As part of the national One-Stop initiative, our goal is to connect employment, education and training services at local, state and national levels, both electronically and at the WorkSource center.  For job seekers this means that you will no longer have to fill out forms with the same information more than once, and that services are available from one site.  For businesses the on-line options provide a wealth of information and the ability to decide when you want staff assistance, or want to find workers and information on your own.

Who is Involved?
WorkSource Okanogan County partners consist of local agencies, schools, and community organizations.  For more on who we are and for information on how to contact us, click the agency's name in the list below.

Okanogan County Landscapes
Employment Security Department
126 South Main, P.O. Box 3759
Omak, WA 98841
(509) 826-7310 or 1-800-887-8057
The Employment Security Department (ESD) is one of the main agencies in the WorkSource system.  The employment and training programs that have traditionally been offered through ESD are now available through WorkSource.  WorkSource offers an wide array of services to both businesses and job seeking customers.  Qualified referrals to jobs, on the job training, assistance with placement, workshops, specialized services to Veterans, Migrant and Seasonal Farm workers, and Unemployment Insurance Claimants are all available at the WorkSource Center.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
126 South Main, P.O. Box 3759
Omak, WA 98841
(509) 826-7568 or 1-800-887-8057
The mission of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is to enable individuals with disabilities to obtain and keep employment.  We believe every person has a the right to work and that working can help a person live more independently.  A person may be eligible for serves from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation if he or she has a disability which causes significant difficulty finding or keeping a job.  DVR is able to provide a variety of services focused on enabling its participants to overcome their disability-related barriers to employment and to achieve their vocational goals.
Opportunities Industrialization Center
101 South Mission
Wenatchee, WA 98801
(509) 248-6751
The mission of OIC is to help in the elimination of unemployment, poverty and illiteracy so that people of all colors and creeds can live their lives with greater human dignity.  The mission includes growth for economic development, and to secure and provide safe, decent and affordable housing to eligible participants/residents in the State of Washington.
Wenatchee Valley College
116 W. Apple Avenue
P.O. Box 2058
Omak, WA 98841
(509)826-7414
Wenatchee Valley College North campus serves the residents of Okanogan County, Washington state's largest county.  The campus, established in 1972, is located on the site of a former Catholic elementary school near the center of Omak.  The 1.5-acre campus currently is comprised of three buildings with classrooms, labs, offices, and a student center with tutor lab.
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Columbia Basin Job Corps
6739 24th Street, Building 2402
Moses Lake, WA 98837
(509) 762-5581
To contact a Job Corps Admissions Counselor, call 1-800-863-5627
Curlew Job Corps C.C.C.
3 Campus Street
Curlew, WA 99118
(509) 779-4611
Job Corps, the only national residential job training and education program for at-risk youth ages 16 to 24, is a top source of entry-level workers for the home building industry. Job Corps offers young people industry-validated, up-to-date skills training, as well as world-of-work and social skills tips that teach young people how to act on the job site. Job Corps also pre-screens and places young people in jobs at no cost to businesses. Hundreds of subcontractors hire Job Corps students annually. Job Corps is a public-private partnership that returns $1.46 for every federal dollar invested.

To contact a Job Corps Admissions Counselor, call 1-800-863-5627
Washington WorkFirst
126 South Main, P.O. Box 3759
Omak, WA 98841
(509) 826-7310 or 1-800-887-8057
"A job, a better job, a better life"
WorkFirst is Washington State's welfare reform program that helps financially struggling families find jobs, keep their jobs, get better jobs and build a better life for their children. This website contains general information about WorkFirst as well as more specific information for different groups who have an interest in WorkFirst, such as businesses, staff and program participants.
North Central Washington Workforce Development Council
SkillSource
P.O. Box 2360
Wenatchee, WA 98807
Today's jobs require stronger basic skills and higher level job skills than ever before. Education and training offers unemployed or low skilled workers the opportunity to learn the skills businesses want. At Learning Centers in Wenatchee, Moses Lake, Othello, Brewster and Omak, SkillSource teaches workplace basics in cooperation with school districts, community colleges and businesses.
    |        |        |