Employment Training & Placement

Columbia Basin College

Columbia Basin College

2600 North 20th Ave

Hours: Vary

Phone: (509) 547-0511
Worker Retraining/Displaced Homemaker- (509) 542-4446
Work First - (509) 542-4719
Resource Center - (509) 542-5525

Several programs designed to help adults and youth develop job skills, and assistance in finding employment.

Columbia Industries

900 S Dayton

Hours: M-F | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone: (509) 582-4142

Website: www.columbiaindustries.com

Provides vocational services and on-the-job training for people

with  physical and/or mental disabilities who are able to work with supervision. Including: evaluation, training, development, placement, and follow-up.


Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

500 N Morian St
Suite 2104

Hours: M-F | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone: (509) 374-2151

A statewide resource for people with a physical and/or mental disability that impedes employment. Provides assistance in preparation for, obtaining and retaining employment.

Goodwill Industries

815 N Kellogg St, Suite A
201 Wellsian Way-Richland
Kennewick, Washington

Hours: M-F | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone: (509) 735-0400- Kennewick

Website: www.goodwillotc.org

 Provides community employment services, occupational skills training and sheltered employment for people with disabilities and/or barriers to employment. Pasco location is the Employment Connections Center which is a free walk-in job search Center.

Also located in Pasco - 3521 W. Court St -509-460-4704

Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC)

2211 West Court Street, Suite E

Hours: M-F | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone: (509) 248-6751

Website: www.yvoic.org

Provides quality job training, education, and other services for eligible farm workers and their dependents. Their Washington Farm Worker Investment Program provides eligible farm workers and their dependents with training and assistance to obtain year-round, full-time employment in living wage jobs.

People Ready

3180 W. Clearwater Ave
Suite Q

Hours: M-F | 5:30 AM -6:00 PM; Sat | 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM Sunday closed

Phone: (509) 222-1180


Previously known as "Labor Ready"

Provides same-day employment for people interested in temporary work. Jobs range from landscaping to construction to occasionally- retail inventory. Workers are paid the same day that they work.

Tri-Tech Skills Center

5929 West Metaline

Hours: M-F | 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Phone: (509)222-7300

Website: www.tritech.ksd.org

Technical Skills Center -Career and technical training for high school Juniors and Senior to gain employable skills while earning their high school diploma.

Teen Parent Education -Curriculum includes issues of pregnancy

and its special problems for the pregnant teen; communication

techniques, money management, prepared childbirth, practical baby care, community resources, marriage and family life decisions.

 WIC Program                                                                   (509)  460-4202                                      Sept-May, 1st Tue of the month 8:30 am-noon & 1:00pm-3:00 pm.  

  • Provides nutrition assessments, education and vouchers for specific nutritious foods for pregnant and post-partum women, infants, and children under 5 years of age.




WorkSource Columbia Basin

Employment Services

815 N Kellogg St
Suite D

Hours: M-F | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone: (509)734-5952

Website: www.go2worksource.com

 Unemployment Information                                (509) 734-5900                     Provides assistance and information regarding unemployment. 

Job Center                                                             (509) 734-5952                   Provides job hunter workshops, helps acquiring a job, and finds candidates for job opening

Adult Program- Assists low-income job seekers (over 18 years of age) with job search, resume writing, and interview training, among other services.                  

Veterans Program-Provides job placement assistance, on-the-job training opportunities and limited job-skills training.  

 Youth Program                                                      (509) 734-5922                   Prepares low-income individuals (ages 14-24) for success in school and at work.  

Dislocated Worker Program -Helps workers who lost jobs due to plant closures, company downsizing, or some other significant change in market conditions.