Job Seeker Workshops
WorkSource offers online workshops for job seekers in six different languages. The workshops are about job search strategies and perfecting applications. Currently, the languages include English, Russian, Ukrainian, Somali, Farsi, and Amharic. Each workshop in those languages will be facilitated twice monthly. Select the month in the list of available workshops and scroll down to find your choice of language and register for the workshop.
Events for Job Seekers and Small Business Owners
For job seekers and small business owners, King County Library System (KCLS) offers "phone-in" and "online" events.
ANEW offers free training for anyone interested in getting into a career in construction. This field has jobs often starting at $20-$30+/hour. Attend information sessions to learn more about programs and to enroll.
The Welcoming Center at Kent Library is a place for immigrants, refugees, and new arrivals. The center connects people with resources in the area. You can schedule a free 45-minute phone consultation with an immigration attorney. Appointment times will be set by the participating attorneys.
Make an appointment for one-on-one counseling with a SCORE mentor. The mentor helps you with your startup or your existing business. Navigating COVID-19 issues can be also addressed.
Online Library Collection Lists
More Resources for Job Seekers
Take free online classes. Their topics include core skills, reading, math, languages, computer skills, and more.
Lynda.com (with library card)
Learn work and technology skills at your own pace. Take online tutorials on topics such as job and career paths, software and computer skills, project coordinating, and much more!
Reference USA (with library card)
Locate people and get accurate company and residential data for the U.S. and Canada. Also, search for jobs and internships from Indeed.com connected from this database.
Access Video (with library card)
Find helpful tips from the videos. Search for the series "Job Search Success" and "Get Hired and Go: The Complete Guide To Getting a Job and Doing It Right."
Microsoft Certifications (with library card)
Make your resume look better by adding Microsoft certifications using KCLS resources, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Database Fundamentals certifications, and more.