Adult Employment Programs


Adult Program – Workforce Investment Act

Earned Income Tax Credit

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult Program provides workforce investment activities that increase the employment, retention, and earnings of participants, and increase occupational skill attainment by participants, which will improve the quality of the workforce, reduce welfare dependency, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the economy.

Eligibility

You may be eligible for the adult program if you are 18 years of age or older, p ossess barrier(s) to employment (high school dropout, disabilities, offender/ex-offenders, basic skills deficient just to name a few); and willing to learn, complete the program, and more importantly, have the motivation to work.

Services

The Workforce Investment Act mandates that participants are provided core, intensive and training services. Core services are basic information about our programs and other government programs made available for job seekers. Intensive, job training and other services assist participants to attain and retain employment.

Additional Information

For additional information on the WIA adult program contact:
  • People For People – Kittitas and Yakima counties
    • Ellensburg (509) 925-5311
    • Yakima (509) 248-6727
    • Toppenish (509) 865-5221
    • Sunnyside (509) 836-1156
  • People For People – Klickitat and Skamania counties
    • Goldendale (509) 773-5503
    • White Salmon (509) 493-1210
    • Stevenson (509) 427-4464

Additional Resources

Basic Health (Health care insurance for low income individuals or families) To apply, contact: 1-800-660-9840
Working Connections Child Care (Help with child care costs) To apply, contact: 1-800-446-1114
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) To apply, contact: 1-877-KIDS-NOW
ECEAP (Subsidized programs for infant, toddlers, and preschoolers) To apply, contact: 360-725-2830
Housing Assistance To apply, contact: 1-800-955-2232
Food Stamps To apply, contact: 1-877-980-9140
Head Start (For children 3-5 years old) To apply, contact: 360-725-2830
Medicaid (Social and health services for low income individuals or families) To apply, contact: 1-800-562-3022
Utility Assistance (LIHEAP) (Help with heating and electricity bills for low income individuals and families) To apply, contact: 360-725-2866

Helpful Links

Workforce Development Councils: www.washingtonworkforce.org/WDCs/index.php

Washington Information Network (WIN) 211: www.win211.org

Families Northwest: www.strongerfamilies.org

People For People: www.pfp.org

Washington Career Bridge: www.careerbridge.wa.gov