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Most WorkSource offices are closed for in-person services due to COVID-19 but you can still get help with your work search by contacting your local office or by using LiveChat feature on this web page. Dedicated staff are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to help you develop your resume, improve your job interview skills, and connect you with training and employers that are hiring. Staff in WorkSource offices cannot help you with your unemployment claim. For assistance with your unemployment claim visit www.esd.wa.gov, use eServices, or call the claims center at 800-318-6022, from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. From noon to 5 p.m., agents focus on resolving claims, making outbound calls, responding to eServices messages, and releasing payments.

For current apprentices

Support services during your training


Available programs

In some instances, apprentices are eligible to collect unemployment benefits, reduce their child support payments, receive grants for tuition and books, and more.

Unemployment benefits and services

Applying for and continuing to claim unemployment benefits are different for apprentices. We have made it easier by creating a apprenticeship specific guide. Follow these steps:

  1. Create or sign in to your eServices account.
  2. Download a helpful guide to apply for the first time as an apprentice.
  3. Apply for unemployment benefits through eServices.
  4. File additional weekly unemployment claims using this guide.

Your local WorkSource center also provides support services for apprenticeship, applying for benefits, training programs, career development and more.

Financial Support

Other resources

  • View your apprenticeship status in Washington State Department of Labor and Industries’ (LNI) tracking system.
  • Reach LNI via email for questions regarding your program or status.
  • Keep up to date with news and information from the Apprenticeship and Training Council, including quarterly reports, council member updates and meeting minutes.
  • For questions about your unemployment benefits claims, contact Employment Security Department through private message (requires an eServices account) or by calling 800-318-6022.