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Workforce Snohomish furloughs staff; WorkSource Centers remain open for the week


October 4, 2013

Due to the shutdown of the federal government, Workforce Snohomish will close its doors and furlough its staff today. While Workforce Snohomish is a private not-for-profit agency, over half of its funding comes from the federal government; it simply cannot operate without those funds.

Therefore, all Workforce Snohomish staff will be furloughed as of 10 am Tuesday, October 1, 2013 until the federal government resumes business.

WorkSource Everett and WorkSource Mountlake Terrace will remain open with limited services and limited staffing through Monday, October 7, or until the government shutdown ends, whichever comes first.

WorkSource Monroe will remain open through Friday, October 4, 2013. Employees of the Washington State Employment Security Department will staff these three Centers.

“We are invested in the infrastructure of the various WorkSource locations around the county,” explains Sue Ambler, President and CEO of Workforce Snohomish. “Our number one goal is to support the continuity of services to our customers for as long as we can. Because of our robust partnership with the Washington State Employment Security Department, we are able to keep most WorkSource Snohomish County doors open for another week.”

The WorkSource Youth Center and the resource room at Everett Station for those dislocated from Kimberly-Clark will be closed as of 10 am Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Youth, young adults, and dislocated workers are encouraged to utilize the available services at WorkSource Everett on the third floor of the Everett Station.

For more information about WorkSource and its locations, please visit

If the shutdown has not ended as of October 7, 2013, please visit the Employment Security website at for more information about available workforce development services. Information will be posted in the “Alert” box in the upper-left corner.


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