Although the WDC and WorkSource programs serve all kinds of jobseekers, we recognize that many people face specific barriers to finding and retaining employment, and especially to achieving self-sufficiency. The WDC consistently innovates and champions initiatives that better support jobseekers.
Map Your Career
Map Your Career is an example of an innovation that allows the WDC to share our sector work with a broad audience of jobseekers, youth, and employers. Map Your Career includes sectors such as construction, health care, information technology, manufacturing, life sciences, maritime, and interactive media.
Visit mapyourcareer.org to get started! Find the printable version here.
The WDC aims to promote self-sufficiency through our job training and employment programs. By using our innovative Self-Sufficiency Calculator, any Washington State resident can determine the true costs of meeting their basic needs, based on family make-up and location and what public benefits might help to reduce their expenses. The Calculator’s formulas are based on the Self-Sufficiency Standard for Washington (November 2014).
Jump in and try the Calculator!
Read our brochure to find out more about the Calculator. Staff can access resources for using the Self-Sufficiency Calculator here.
Career Coach lets you explore any occupation in depth. All in one place, you can find wages, hiring trends and job descriptions--even local job postings!
Woofound helps job seekers to figure out their personality types and what occupations and career paths might be great options to explore! Want to find a career that fits your personality? Start here for some helpful insights!