Local community colleges offer free weekly sessions to help the unemployed, formerly self-employed and displaced homemakers. They can receive free books and tuition for retraining.

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Worker retraining


Local community colleges offer free weekly sessions to help the unemployed, formerly self-employed and displaced homemakers. They can receive free books and tuition for retraining. The locations and times:


South Seattle Community College: 1 p.m. Thursdays in Room 81, Robert Smith Building, 6000 16th Ave. S.W. Information: 206-764-5835.


North Seattle Community College: 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Room 3449, College Center Building, 9600 College Way N. Information: 206-527-3787.


Seattle Central Community College: 2 p.m. Thursdays in Room 4180, main campus, 1701 Broadway. Information: 206-587-6310.


Cascadia Community College (Bothell): 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Room 130, Cascadia Building, 18345 Campus Way N.E., Bothell, WA 98011. 425-352-8132 or www.cascadia.ctc.edu/wrp


Shoreline Community College: Wednesdays from 2-3 p.m. at the college, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Room 2925, Information: 206-546-5882 or www.shoreline.edu


Bellevue Community College: 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Room L-120, Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue. Information: 425-564-4054 or worktmg@bcc.ctc.edu or www.bcc.ctc.edu/wrp.


Lake Washington Technical College: 1 p.m. Tuesdays in Room W-206, West Building, 11605 132nd Ave. N.E., Kirkland. 425-739-8206, www.lwtc.ctc.edu/workerretraining.


Edmonds Community College: Individual appointments available, Lynnwood Hall 205, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Info: 425-640-1433, workerretraining@edcc.edu or www.edcc.edu/retraining


Job-search groups


Support group: The Overlake Christian Church Job Support Program meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Westminster Chapel, 13646 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue. Assistance with job-hunting skills. 425-562-8028.


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