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Finding business-friendly programs is as easy as E-S-D

Chad Pearson Shared-Work Marketing Manager

The Employment Security Department (ESD) isn’t just “the unemployment office” anymore. A full suite of business programs is available to help employers be successful.

  • Find your next employee of the month through our partnership with WorkSource.  
  • Dial the employer help line to find information on your taxes and wages.
  • Discover a wealth of labor market data on our Employment and Economic Information website.
  • Sign up for the Shared Work program to keep employees you thought you had to lay off.

These and many more services are available through Employment Security and its partners.

Take for instance the Shared Work program. The business climate is improving and unemployment is down in Washington. Yet participation in the program is up 31 percent over last year because employers like you are learning about it. Watch this short video to see how the program helps both businesses and workers win.

WorkSource offices around the state can help you recruit and interview prospective employees. Upgrades to the WorkSource website will soon bring a dynamic job-match system to help you recruit employees. Plus many WorkSource locations are currently hiring career-pathway navigators to connect mid-career professionals and graduates to jobs and provide you with the talent you need.  

Make use of the employer help line (888.836.1900) to find information on tax and wages. Get answers to questions or request forms with the touch of a button.

On the Employment and Economic Information website find data about current wages benefits and other industry-specific information to help you plan for the future.

You always have prided yourself on staying two steps ahead of the competition through innovation management or great employees. The Employment Security Department can help you keep climbing. Visit for more information.

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