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Find job listings, learn about a new career, or study for professional certification tests.

COVID-19 Financial Resources

Washington State Employment Security Department
Check if you are eligible for unemployment benefits, learn more about the CARES Act (Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) benefits for full and part-time workers, workers who are sick or caring for a family member, and the self employed.

WorkSource
WorkSource is a partnership of business, government agencies, colleges and nonprofits with an office in Bellingham. It has become the cornerstone for improving access to employment and training services via career one-stop centers in the state. 

Free to Bellingham Public Library Cardholders

LearningExpress
Test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources. Includes online practice tests and tutorials to prepare for the GED, ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT tests, as well as professional certification and licensing tests in a range of occupations.
Spanish language instruction also included.

Bellingham Herald
Search the classified section for local jobs.

Recommended Websites

Apprenticeship – Labor & Industries
Apprenticeship programs available in Washington.

CareerOneStop: Careers and Career Information
Career information, training resources, salaries, and job search.

Goodwill Job Training and Education Center – Bellingham
Free local classes and training on job skills.

O*Net OnLine
Primary source of occupational information with links to training and education programs.

Washington Career Bridge
Statewide listing of training programs and career information.

WorkSource Washington
WorkSource is a statewide partnership that provides an array of employment and training services to job seekers and employers in Washington. WorkSource partners with Monster.com for a powerful job match site.

WorkSource Whatcom
WorkSource Whatcom is the local office that provides resources for employers and workers.

Craigslist > Bellingham
Local job listings. (See this article on avoiding job scams on Craigslist.)

Glassdoor
Job listings and employee reviews of companies.

Job.com
Job listings.

LinkedIn JobSearch
Job listings.

Monster.com
Job listings.

Reference USA
Job listing in U.S. Jobs/Internships section.

USAJOBS
Federal government job opportunities.

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Employment Services
VA connects veterans with employers and helps employers find qualified veterans for the positions they’re seeking to fill.

ZipRecruiter
Job listings.

DigitalLearn.org
Four short videos on creating a resume using Microsoft Word templates. Scroll down to ‘Job Skills’.

GCF Learn Free
A series of lessons and short videos on how to create a resume or cover letter. Type ‘resumes’ or ‘cover letters’ in search bar.

Google Applied Digital Skills
On Google’s ‘Prepare for and Succeed at Your Next Job’ page you’ll find a series of short videos on how to create a resume using Google Docs templates.

Resume Builder
An interactive online resume creation tool that allows you to plug in information and choose your formatting. Includes sample resumes and how-to help. Reguires an email address to set up an account.

WorkSource Tutorials
Short videos on how to use WorkSource’s resume builder or to upload an existing resume to your WorkSource account.

Opportunity Council’s Community Resources Directory listing for “Jobs: Work First”
Local resources for building work experience.

Volunteer Center of Whatcom County
Local volunteer positions for building work experience.

BPL’s Learning Resources page.