When the unemployment office isn’t enough, job seekers can turn to other resources like Vancouver Washington Employment Resource Center, iUrban Teen, and Partners in Careers. COUV.COM talked to two of these organizations about their programs for getting people of all ages back to work.

Located in Vancouver Washington, PIC and SWWDC are nonprofit organizations relying on federal, state and private funding. Founded in 2002, the Southwest Washington Work Force Development Council (SWWDC) collaborates with and secures funding for local businesses, educational institutions, and job providers to rebuild the work force. Partners in Careers contracts with the SWWDC to provide employment services that help overcome barriers people face in getting back to work. Another SWWDC partner is Work Source, a one- stop shop where the unemployed can file for unemployment benefits, get job referrals, job placement and attend business skills workshops.

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