EVERETT — Unless Congress acts, the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation program will expire at the end of December, effectively cutting off more than 45,000 people from unemployment benefits statewide.
In response, WorkSource Snohomish County is hosting a Community Resource Fair on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at WorkSource Everett, located at 3201 Smith Ave. in Everett.
"This is a time of financial and emotional stress for many people in Snohomish County," said Amy Persell, director of service delivery at Workforce Development Council Snohomish County, the agency that oversees WorkSource Snohomish County. "We hope to help alleviate some of that stress. This fair will bring all the resources people may need into one room, effectively saving people hours of time they would have spent navigating from office to office."
The resource fair will provide information and referrals for job searching, veterans' services, housing, childcare, food assistance, senior programs, healthcare, utility assistance, financial survival and services for people with disabilities. The Department of Social and Human Services will also be on site, with their Mobile Community Services Office, able to help people apply for Basic Food, cash, medical benefits and other services.
This event is free and open to the public.