Resource: UCubed - Union of the Unemployed

Feb 28 2012

Ur Union of Unemployed, or UCubed, is an on-line community created especially for unemployed people. A project of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), UCubed is built to break the isolation felt by millions of America's unemployed, bringing them together by local zip code for mutual support, jobs advocacy, and more.

The UCubed website provides the opportunity to sign-up and search for fellow unemployed in your neighborhood, and then connect with them through local groups (or "Cubes"). The UCubed site also maintains an active blog to post the latest news and analysis on the issue of unemployment. The group is harnessing social media in new and exciting ways. Nearly 75,000 people "like" UCubed on Facebook, and the group maintains a Twitter account as well.

Resource: The Job Seekers' Update

Feb 14 2012

The Job Seekers' Update is a quarterly guide to free and low-cost resources for job search assistance, career development, and self-employment in the Puget Sound area.

The Update is published as a community service by the King County Reemployment Support Center, a program of the Worker Center, a division of the Martin Luther King, Jr. County Labor Council AFL-CIO.

Established in 1987 by the State of Washington “to increase the capacity of local communities to aid their unemployed and dislocated workers”, the RSC assists businesses and employees experiencing plant closures and other worker dislocation. It works with community partners to set up labor-management readjustment committees at the sites of employers as the best way to get information and services to people before they are on their last paycheck.