The Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce aims to help veterans and military members find work and start businesses in Whatcom County. Below you will find a list of career and community resources. Contact the appropriate organization below for further information or call the Chamber at (360) 734-1330.
Career Onestop has many resources for training, apprenticeships and internships. They also provide a Veteran Job Matcher, Veteran and Military Transition Center and resources for disabled veterans.
Career Onestop: Veterans Job Matcher
Career Onestop: Veteran and Military Transition Center
Career Onestop: For disabled veterans
Express Employment Professionals
Express is a job-search website with new jobs posted daily.
Glassdoor has jobs, salary information, company reviews and sample interview questions – all posted anonymously by employees and job-seekers.
Growing Veterans aims to empower veterans by growing food and community with opportunities in employment, volunteerism, internships and work-study.
My Next Move for Veterans
On My Next Move, veterans can search careers by key words, browse careers by industry and find jobs similar to their military job.
National Resource Directory (NRD)
The NRD highlights programs for military, veterans and families such as benefits/compensation, education/training, employment and more.
Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA provides information about funding programs, federal contracting, local assistance and business guides.
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The SBDC at Western Washington University helps local small businesses start and grow through 1-on-1 work with a Certified Business Advisor.
VetBiz is the place to search veteran-owned businesses. Businesses can also apply for verification here.
VetCentral provides an easy-to-use job search feature where veterans can search jobs by entering their MOC, rank, branch of service and location.
Veteran Owned Business
Veteran Owned Business is a list of Whatcom County businesses owned by veterans.
Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW)
The VOW site offers resources for navigating transitions and employment assistance.
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs website guides veterans to resources for employment, counseling, license plates and more. They also have a calendar filled with veterans events around the state of Washington.
WorkSource aims to match job-seekers with employers.
Bellingham Vet Center
360-733-9226 | 3800 Byron Ave., Suite 124, Bellingham, WA 98229
Whatcom County Veterans Program
360-778-6050 | EHarmonC@whatcomcounty.us
Chore Program at the Volunteer Center of Whatcom County
360-734-3055 Ext 172
DAV Van to Seattle Hospital
206-764-2564 or 206-277-3893
Mount Vernon VA Clinic
360-848-8500 | 307 South 13th, Suite 200, Mount Vernon, WA 98274
Pleural Mesothelioma Center
Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement
360-788-6594 | 800 East Chestnut St., Lower Level, Suite 2, Bellingham, WA 98225
Whatcom County Opportunity Council
360-734-5121 | 1111 Cornwall Ave., Suite A, Bellingham, WA 98225
Whatcom Homeless Service Center
360-255-2091 Ext 101 | 1111 Cornwall Ave., Suite B, Bellingham, WA 98225
Whatcom County Veterans Advisory Board
360-778-6050 | 509 Girard St., Bellingham, WA 98225
Veterans Affairs Information Line