Are you a worker or business affected by COVID-19? Here are some trusted resources for information!
¿Usted es trabajador o negocio afectado por Covid-19? Para información en español, visite al sitio web del Departamento para la Seguridad del Empleo – Estado de Washington y de WorkSource WA.
Washington Employment Security Department
The Washington Employment Security Department (ESD) has programs designed to help individuals and employers during this unprecedented time. Check out their COVID-19 webpage for the latest news, information and updates on ways they are helping individuals weather the financial impacts of COVID-19.
Due to the unprecedented rise in initial unemployment claims, the ESD is encouraging all who are able to file unemployment claims online to help reduce call volume. Head to https://esd.wa.gov/unemployment to learn more.
For frequently asked questions related to workers, including information about paid sick leave, unemployment claims, and more, click here.
For frequently asked questions related to businesses, including quarterly tax reports, temporary shutdowns, unemployment and health insurance, paid leave, and more click here.
Check out the ESD’s YouTube Channel for how-to videos like Applying for Unemployment Benefits and Filing a Weekly Claim. Follow the Washington Employment Security Department’s Facebook Page for the latest updates.
Regional WorkSource Offices
WorkSource WA has launched a special phone number to better serve customers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Call 833-572-8400 to speak to a WorkSource representative. When you call, press 1 for basic Unemployment Insurance information. Press 2 for WorkSource questions.
Chelan and Douglas Counties are served by WorkSource Wenatchee. While their office is closed they are continuing to provide services over the phone, via e-mail, and through video chat. Call 509-665-6605 for more information.
Okanogan County is served by Worksource Okanogan. Their services are available over the phone, via email, and through video chat. Call 509-826-7310 for more information.
Ferry County is served by WorkSource Colville. Their services are available over the phone or email. Call 509-685-6158 for more information.