Washington State Employment Security Department


The Employment Security Department (ESD) partners to connect employers and job seekers – supporting transitions to new jobs and empowering careers.

Learn more about WorkSource, SharedWork, and Paid Family and Medical Leave.


WorkSource is a statewide partnership of state, local and nonprofit agencies that provides an array of employment solutions and training services to job seekers and employers in Washington. Customers access services electronically through WorkSourceWA.com or through a network of more than 60 WorkSource centers, affiliates and connection sites.

SharedWork –  SharedWorkWA.com

SharedWork is a business-friendly-program that helps employers retain workers at reduced hours rather than laying them off completely.

Paid Family & Medical LeavePaidLeave.wa.gov

Washington will be the fifth state to offer statewide paid family and medical leave benefits starting in 2020, but businesses have action to take in 2019.

With few exceptions, all Washington businesses will:
– Collect and remit insurance premiums through payroll deductions starting on Jan. 1, 2019
– Report employee wages, hours, and more on a quarterly basis

Washington’s Paid Family & Medical Leave program provides additional help to small businesses, including grant money to help cover costs associated with an employee on leave. Stop by our booth to learn more!

Contact Information:

Statewide locations & business services contacts

Address: 212 Maple Park Avenue SE, Olympia, WA 98507
Toll Free: 1-800-752-2500
Email: sharedworkplansect@esd.wa.gov

Paid Family and Medical Leave
Phone: 1-833-717-2273
Email: paidleave@esd.wa.gov

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