WorkSource offices statewide are closed for in-person services due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Customers can get help from WorkSource staff at 833-572-8400, through our Live Chat feature and by using WorkSourceWA.com. If you have a scheduled appointment, please reach out to your local WorkSource or use Live Chat to get instructions or information. Unfortunately, we can’t provide unemployment benefit information via the phone number above or Live Chat.

For current apprentices

Support services during your training


Available programs

In some instances, apprentices are eligible to collect unemployment benefits, reduce their child support payments, receive grants for tuition and books, and more.

Unemployment benefits and services

Applying for and continuing to claim unemployment benefits are different for apprentices. We have made it easier by creating a apprenticeship specific guide. Follow these steps:

  1. Create or sign in to your eServices account.
  2. Download a helpful guide to apply for the first time as an apprentice.
  3. Apply for unemployment benefits through eServices.
  4. File additional weekly unemployment claims using this guide.

Your local WorkSource center also provides support services for apprenticeship, applying for benefits, training programs, career development and more.

Financial Support

Other resources

  • View your apprenticeship status in Washington State Department of Labor and Industries’ (LNI) tracking system.
  • Reach LNI via email for questions regarding your program or status.
  • Keep up to date with news and information from the Apprenticeship and Training Council, including quarterly reports, council member updates and meeting minutes.
  • For questions about your unemployment benefits claims, contact Employment Security Department through private message (requires an eServices account) or by calling 800-318-6022.