Tools & Resources

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There are many resources available to you before, during, and after a layoff. You may also have local resources within your community. Be sure to familiarize yourself with and take advantage of what your local government or non-profit organizations have to offer.

Layoff checklists

A step-by-step process that informs and guides you through the layoff process.

Seeking employment

Employee benefits

Health Care Authority

Contact your employer’s human resource or payroll office or Washington State Health Care Authority.
Get free help finding health care coverage for you and your family Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) HelpLine. This is a free service offered through the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

Retirement Systems

Contact the Washington State Retirement Systems for information on retirement accounts and deferred compensation program accounts.

Employment Security

For unemployment compensation information contact the Employment Security Department.