Our Whatcom team serves more than 100 individuals annually and employs ten local staff. We partner with dozens of area businesses and developed 30 new job matches in 2013.
“The big question we ask someone when we meet them is, ‘What do you do?’ And we don’t mean what do you do Saturday mornings, or where’s your favorite lunch spot; we mean, ‘What do you do for work?’ Our services provide everyone in our community the opportunity to answer that question.” ~ Tera Contezac, Whatcom Program Manager
Whatcom Work Opportunities was born in 2007. We first came to Whatcom County when teaming up with a sheltered workshop, Northwest Industries. Our goal was to help those individuals find community-based employment in addition to their jobs in the workshop. Northwest Industries ended up closing in 2008, and Work Opportunities decided to keep investing in the relationships with those participants and become another employment agency in the county. All of those individuals have since found paid, integrated, community-based jobs. We contract with DDA, DVR, and DSB to provide employment services for adults in our community.
To contact the Whatcom County branch, call us at: (360) 306-3957