Sanae visited WorkSource Lynnwood in October 2016. She had been laid off from an aerospace company and was struggling to find work. Her work history in aerospace was extensive, and she was passionate about the field of structural analysis engineering. But at 46, the Japanese American woman was worried she’d have to move home to Japan and live with her parents.
After participating in several resume-writing and interviewing workshops, Sanae approached her job search with new confidence and landed a $147-an-hour job with another Washington company.
For the latest reporting period, covering April 2016 through March 2017, WorkSource helped 129,667 people find a job. Since WorkSourceWA.com launched in 2016, 11,722 employers have posted 393,521 jobs, and 272,936 job seekers have registered to post their resumes, apply for jobs and more.
The services Sanae and many others have received from the Washington State Employment Security Department underscore the life-changing work of ESD employees, their workforce partners in the WorkSource system, and the federal grants that make these programs possible. Through its weekly Power of a Job series, ESD began spotlighting customer stories in August.
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