Veterans

The Veterans Unit of WorkSource Snohomish County is a team of veterans dedicated to assisting other veterans in obtaining gainful employment.  Building partnerships with businesses, working with community and government organizations, we strive to identify and provide veterans with services needed to attain employment. The Veterans Unit represents qualified men and women veterans and eligible spouses of veterans who have a discharge from the service that is NOT dishonorable. To access veteran services, job candidates simply stop by a WorkSource location and ask for a Veteran’s Representative.

Who We Are
The Veterans Unit offers support through two types of Veteran Representative Positions, Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVERs), and Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists (DVOPs). Both of these positons are filled by veterans who understand the unique challenges facing the veteran community.
Services

In addition to partnering with outside agencies and community groups, WorkSource offers many in-house services, workshops and programs. Some examples are:

What We Do

By partnering with the veteran job candidate, the Veterans Unity staff help identify needs, skills, and goals.  They help identify what current skills are valuable to employers.  There may be an opportunity to gain new skills through training. Resources are utilized to best serve the individual veteran and eligible spouses in overcoming barriers and achieving gainful employment.

Barriers to Employment

The Veterans Unit is specifically tasked to assist veterans and eligible spouses of veterans who may be experiencing barriers to employment. Some examples are homelessness or in danger of becoming homeless, service connected disabilities, educational barriers, and currently or previously incarcerated.

Transferrable Skills

It is a challenging task to translate the knowledge, skills and abilities gained through experience, education and training into transferrable skills that may be applied to any profession or work situation.

Examples:

Hull Maintenance Technician

Infantry

Eligible Spouse

The frequent deployments of our military families are decidedly recognized and honored but can provide unique challenges to our military spouses, their careers, and/or employment aspirations. As a spouse of a veteran, you may be eligible for Priority of Service”, and/or other benefits afforded to you. Our WorkSource Staff and/or Veteran’s Representatives are available to talk with you and would like the opportunity to share information about those benefits with you. Eligibility Criteria is a minimum of one of the items below:

Partners

WorkSource Snohomish County has many partners in which we can refer our veterans to for a variety of circumstances, including housing, apprenticeships, and training to name a few.

Homeless veterans living on the street, shelters, or transitional housing, and those who are at-risk of homelessness, who are interested in improving their skills and becoming employed and self-supporting, can receive assistance from one of our partners.

We have other partners who may be able to assist as it pertains to shelter placement.

Contact Us

Come see us at either WorkSource Everett or Lynnwood offices and ask for a Veterans representative to assist you. WorkSource Snohomish County Locations with Veteran Services:

 

WorkSource Everett
SERVE CENTER
3201 Smith Avenue Everett #100,
WA 98201
425-258-6340

WorkSource Lynnwood
18009 Hwy 99 Suite #A
Lynnwood, WA 98037
425-412-6867