Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to some of the more common questions we receive at Career Path Services. If you have a question that you don't see answered here, use our online form to submit your question, and we will get back to you within 48 hours (during regular business hours), and may even add your question to our FAQ!

Note that some of this information will change on a regular basis, so please check back from time to time for new and updated information.

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  1. What do you do at Career Path Services?
    We help individuals and organizations meet their employment goals, whether it be helping a person find work or an organization find an employee that meets their specific needs.
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  2. How much do your services cost?
    We provide our services for free, as we are funded by federal, state, and other grants. Eligibility requirements may apply for certain programs however.
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  3. Where can I get access to your services?
    We serve the following counties: Spokane, Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Benton, Franklin, Pierce, King, Grays Harbor, Mason, Pacific, Lewis, and Thurston county.  You can view our interactive map of service areas at any time as well.
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  4. What number do I call to ask a question/get services?
    Please take a look at our contact page for email and phone contact information.
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  5. What people does your site provide information for?

    1. Employers - You participate as an employer of individuals in a Career Path Services program. Visit the Employers page to learn more.

    2. Current Customers/Clients - You are enrolled in one of Career Path Services programs and are looking for documents, news, and information.

    3. Job Seekers - You are seeking employment and want to find out what Career Path Services programs are right for you. Visit the Job Seekers page to learn more.

    4. Funding Sources - You provide funding or are considering funding programs sponsored by Career Path Services.

    5. Staff Applicants - You are applying for a job with Career Path Services itself. Visit the 'Join Our Team' page to see what opens positions we have available.

  6. What is your holiday schedule?
    Holiday / Office Closures:

    New Year's Day - January 1st
    Martin Luther King Day - 3rd Monday in January
    Memorial Day - Last Monday in May
    Independence Day - July 4th
    Labor Day - 1st Monday in September
    Staff Retreat - 4th Wednesday and Thursday in September (typically)
    Veteran's Day - November 11th
    Thanksgiving Day - 4th Thursday in November
    Christmas Day - December 25th

    The above dates are for Career Path Services' Home Office in Spokane. WorkSource Spokane, WorkSource Columbia Basin in Kennewick, our Pacific Mountain offices (Grays Harbor, Mason, Lewis, Thurston, and Pacific counties), our Pierce County offices, and King County Offices follow their own holiday schedule.
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  7. Where can I get a copy of my GED that I got through your GED program?
    Contact the Spokane Falls Community College Records Department at 509-279-6000 or 800-845-3324 (toll-free) to make your request.
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  8. I didn't receive my W-2.  Who do I get that from?
    If you worked through a Career Path Services program in the tax year and received a paycheck, we will have your W-2 mailed out by January 31st of the following year (example: you worked in 2015, and we would mail your W-2 for 2015 by January 31st, 2016). If you don't receive your W-2 by February 15th, you'll need to contact the practitioner you worked with during the year to update your address information.
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  9. Can I make an appointment directly with you guys for services?

    Typically, when you call our offices, we'll ask for some information regarding your situation.  Based on your answers, we'll put you in touch with one of our program managers or practitioners who can provide you with program specific information including eligibility requirements and availability.  They'll be able to set-up any initial meetings or orientations to get you started in the job placement process.

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  10. I'm in school, age 21 or under, and I need a job! Can you help me?

    We would most likely refer you to our partners at the Next Generation Zone.  They combine training, education, and various support services in one place to help young adults in choosing a career path.
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