Thurston County - Employment Information and Assistance

Community Youth Services

711 State Ave. 

Olympia, WA 98506

Career TREK

Job exploration, skills training, work experience, GED program, CHOICE for Change School, counseling

and support serivces for low-income youth facing barriers to employment. Interpreter services are available

Employment Security (Job search/unemployment compensation) 

212 Maple Park Ave SE

Olympia, WA 



Job Corps (vocational ed. & life skills, ages 16-24)

203 4th Ave.E

Olympia, WA


Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career,

earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people

at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills

needed to succeed in a career and in life.

Pacific Mountain Workforce Consortium (job training) 


Or 1- 800-624-1234 x5586

The Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council (PMWDC) is a nonprofit organization serving

Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston counties. Through a variety of federal and state

funding sources, our agency offers a wide range of job placement, training and educational services

to employers, job seekers and incumbent workers

Pathfinders Supported Employment (jobs for mentally ill)

BHR Switch board 360-704-7170

 Pathfinders, a program of Behavioral Health Resources (BHR) that provides individual employment

support services to clients in Thurston and Mason Counties. Our mission is to assist people with mental

health disabilities to find and maintain meaningful employment in our community.

Youth Employment & Training, CYS (ages 16 - 21)

711 State Ave, NE

Olympia, WA 98506

360-943-0780 x119

Community Youth Services empowers youth at-risk and their families to meet their goals for safety, stability,

belonging and success by providing a continuum of individualized services and advocacy.

Vocational Rehabilitation Div. (Thurston County Work Source) info line

704-3560 or 1-800-830-3243