Olympic Consortium Business Services Project
Partner Organization profile
Organization ___Kitsap Community Resources
Kitsap Community Resources (KCR) is a (501-c-3) non-profit corporation
established in 1967 to meet the needs of families, children and the homeless.
KCR’s mission is to create hope and opportunity for low-income Kitsap County
residents by providing resources that promote self-sufficiency. Our WorkForce
and WorkFirst employment related services provide our customers with pre-
employment training, career assessments, employment skill-development
placements and direct employment leading to self-sufficiency.
1. Main Office: 802 7th St., Bremerton, WA 98337: Phone: (360) 473-2004
2. WorkSource Affiliate (WIA) Site 1211 Bay St., Port Orchard, WA 98366,
Phone: (360) 473-2144
3. SoundWorks WIA Site 780 Iverson St., Poulsbo, WA 98370
4. WIA Services at 920 Park Ave., Suite 202, Bremerton, WA 98337: Phone:
Consumer Reports can be accessed through our computer lab Internet
system. Computer labs can be accessed in Port Orchard and
Access to WorkSource & Local Partnerships
KCR has the capacity to provide partner services to business. This
information can be accessed through the WorkSource Web Site.
Calendar of Events
Information about local events of interest to business customers is
available by visiting our offices or calling our offices:
(360) 373-1898: 920 Park Ave., Bremerton
(360) 473-2144: 1211 Bay St., Pt. Orchard
(360) 779-1160: 789 Iverson St., Poulsbo
Businesses may go directly to the local WorkSource Center and/or
contact local agencies like KCR or Employment Security
Department, or go directly to go2worksourse.com.
Job Matching with resumes
In three County locations (Bremerton, Pt. Orchard and Poulsbo),
KCR has the capacity to advertise employment positions, collect
resumes and match employee career profiles to employer needs.
We can also pre-screen prospective employees for best qualified
KCR has the capacity to participate with other agencies in general
recruitment events such as Job Fairs, Employment Hiring events
and seasonal Job events.
Screening and referral
KCR screens employee candidates to provide businesses the best
qualified person. We review the employers’ requirements with
potential applicants to determine best skill and position match.
(ask Charmaine about this for WIA)
KCR has the capacity to participate fully in employers’ recruitment
process to fill job orders. We can also help plan and recruit/match
applicants for mass recruitment for large jobs and business
Screening & Referral
KCR has the capacity in three county-locations to screen for the
most qualified applicant or contact a partner employment agency
for a qualified candidate.
We pre-screen customers, review their applications for minimum
qualifications and notify businesses through our Business
Consultant of best candidate.
Assistance Identifying Job Requirements
KCR can meet with employers to determine and identify work-skills
required in a specific job order. This pre-screen tool saves valuable
time for both business and the potential applicant.
Federal contract compliance (N/A)
Affirmative Action/EEO guidelines
ADA ( Job Accommodation)
Fair labor Practices
Business Assistance Services
General tax information
Individual Business Planning
KCR does on-site employer/employee reviews to resolve work-related
issues, assist in wage-progression and planning increased and increased hours.
KCR can assist employers utilize welfare recipients tax credits.
Welfare to Work Tax Credit
Information is provided to employers who hire long-term assistance
recipients. The maximum two-year credit is $8,500 per qualified employee.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
Audit Preparation and Planning
Finance programs for retention, creation or expansion
KCR offers employers who hire welfare recipients in our employment
services Programs retention, expansion and wage progression services.
Other Business Services.
Unemployment Insurance Access
UI eligibility criteria
UI appeal process
Education &Training &Testing
ID training and education access
KCR can refer qualified prospective employees to Olympic College and
other short-term training to improve job-skill requirements.
Pre-Employment training/ testing
KCR facilitates pre-employment workshops: Job Hunting modules for WIA
participants and Strength-based activities for WorkFirst customers.
Incumbent worker training/testing
KCR provides customized training and testing for WIA Intensive
KCR provides OJT’s in the WIA and Community Jobs Programs.
Labor Market Information
Occupation descriptions and growth trends
Economic trends and forecasts
Population and demographic information
KCR can provide current information on available local labor market data,
occupational projections, area demographics, pay rates and industry
Assistance with WARN
One on One Business assistance
KCR can meet with individual businesses to assist in employer/employee
relationships and training needs.
Small Business seminars
On site trainer and support services
In three county locations KCR provides employment and family related
services that include: HeadStart and Early HeadStart, Women-Infant-
Children (WIC), Parenting Education, Housing and Emergency Housing,
Energy Assistance and Employment services.
KCR provides the employer follow-up services that address work-retention
issues and skill-training needs to qualified employees.
KCR has been a WorkFirst provider for the past nine years providing
employment-related services through a number of programs including,
WIA (Adult Employment services), Community Jobs (TANF participants),
Parenting to Employment (TANF participants) and Career Progression
Labor and Industries information i.e. Worker’s rights, workplace
safety, industrial insurance
Technical Assistance –Disability related
Retain Current Employees
Training Potential Employees