Search for jobs and learn about community resources for youth employment.
Job Search Resources
The City of Seattle Teens webpage provides links to jobs and after high school opportunities.
Job Finding Tips for Young People In this guide, prepared by the WDC, you will find tips for: 1) starting your job search, 2) preparing to apply, 3) applying, 4) interviewing, and 5) keeping the job.
The Self-Sufficiency calculator is an interactive, online tool used to determine how much it really costs to meet all of your basic expenses, based on your unique needs and where you live. With this information, you can make employment and education plans that meet your real needs.
For career ladders in five major industries, check out Map Your Career from the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, newly updated for 2013 with wages and education required for dozens of careers! www.MapYourCareer.org includes information about career paths in our region’s top industries and related training programs.
Washington Career Bridge offers an easy way to explore careers and seek out training programs.
Local Youth Employment Partners
The Seattle Youth Employment Program supports youth to successfully graduate from high school while providing them with the skills they need to find and maintain employment. The program targets youth ages 14-21 who live in the City of Seattle, have little or no work experience, may be struggling in school or have other circumstances that make it difficult to obtain a job.
King County Youth Programs offer a wide variety of services. One of these, YouthSource, is located in Renton and centered around academic achievement and career exploration with hands on experiential opportunities, internships, job-search assistance, and job placement services.
The YMCA of Greater Seattle provides educational and skills-based programs for teens during the school year and throughout the summer based at schools, branches and other locations in the community. They also offer youth employment training, placement, and support.
YouthCare delivers services that meet the needs of Seattle’s homeless and at-risk youth. They help train young adults to get jobs and get additional support services they may need.
Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 get a better job, make more money, and take control of their lives.
Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides urban young adults 18-24, with a unique combination of technical and professional skills, college credits, an educational stipend and corporate internship.
Juma Ventures provides a youth development program that combines employment in business enterprises, which they own and operate, college and career services that expose youth to opportunities, financial education that promotes asset building and fiscal responsibility, and life skills that are crucial for future success.
The FareStart and YouthCare Barista Training and Education Program, is an eight-week program that provides job training and placement, life-skills, employment counseling, classroom, and on-the-job training for the competitive expresso industry.
AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.
YWCA BankWork$™ is an eight-week bank teller-training program that provides free instruction, job placement, and ongoing career coaching to low-income job seekers with an interest in the banking industry.