Employment

Organizations


Centerforce


  • Programs for adults with disabilities
  • Ph: (253) 584-1001

Department of Vocational Rehabilitation


For those who need assistance getting a job may need rehabilitation and/or accommodations to work.
  • Website
  • Ph: (800) 637-5627
  • TTY: (253) 593-5942

Goodwill Industries


  • Tacoma Job Resource Room
  • Ph: (253) 573-6577

L'Arche Tahoma Hope


Provides adults with developmental disabilities sheltered employment. Employment opportunities include working in a greenhouse, on four acres of flower fields or in a large craft room and dried flower shop.
  • Ph: (253) 537-7871

Orion Industries


Provides work skills training at a manufacturing site for persons with disabilities in vocational rehabilitation.
  • Ph: (253) 661-7805

Pierce County Community Connections - Developmental Disabilities


  • Ph: (253)798-4400

Pierce County Human Resources Department Job Line


  • Ph: (253) 798-7466

SBA (U.S. Small Business Administration)


  • Ph: (206) 553-7310

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives / Tacoma)


  • Ph: (253) 680-7770

Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals With Disabilities (TACID)


  • Employment Assistance
  • Ph: (253) 565-9000

City of Tacoma Human Resources Department


  • Ph: (253) 591-5400

Tacoma Urban League


  • Ph: (253) 383-2006

Tahoma Associates – HMC


  • Employment training and supports
  • Provides employment opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities
  • Ph: (253) 627-7980

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Regional Office


Employment office helps eligible veterans find jobs by providing free job counseling, testing, placement services, and job training.
  • Ph: (800) 827-1000

Vadis


Provides training and employment assistance to people with disabilities, both youth and adults
Vadis provides a variety of resources depending on need or disability
  • Ph: (253) 863-5173 ext 0

VIEW - Veterans Independent Enterprises of Washington


Vocational Rehabilitation and Transitional Services
  • Ph: (253) 922-5650

Washington State Department of Labor And Industries


Apprenticeship combines classroom studies with on-the-job training supervised by a journey-level craft person or trade professional.
  • Ph: (509) 886-6500

Washington State Department of Personnel


  • Ph: (360) 664-1960

Washington Women's Employment & Education


  • Has a job readiness training program
  • Participants are asked to come in and do an intake on Wednesdays or Fridays
  • This program includes Microsoft Office 2007 training classes in Word, Excel, PPT, Outlook and Access
  • The Life Skills are 35 hours long sets and include resume writing, setting work and personal boundaries and mock interviews
  • Community jobs and community service programs are available in non-profit programs to gain experience for resume building
  • Typing skills must be 25 wpm
  • Computers are available for practice
  • Ph: (253) 474-9933
  • Website

Work Source Pierce


  • A division within Employment Security
  • Tacoma office: 1305 Tacoma Avenue S
  • Lakewood office: 5712 Main Street
  • Training benefits, workshop re: Dislocated worker
  • Website
  • Microsoft eLearning classes offered
  • Ph: (253) 593-7300

Other Employment Resources


These resources provide services to all ages.
Resource
Phone
Bates Technical College
(253) 680-5548
Clover Park Technical College
(253) 589-5800
Highline Community College
(206) 878-3710
Pacific Lutheran University
(253) 531-6900
Pierce College - Job Connections
(253) 964-6651
Tacoma Community College - Career & Job Center
(253) 566-5191