Uplift Northwest is on a mission to provide dignified jobs and job-readiness services to men and women experiencing poverty and homelessness in the Puget Sound Region. Our time-tested temporary staffing operation provides motivated workers to hundreds of employers across a wide variety of industries.

Uplift Northwest has operated continuously in Seattle since 1921. We connect men and women with life-changing job opportunities, and our temporary staffing operation provides employers with dependable, flexible, and affordable staffing solutions. Please call us today to see how we can best meet your staffing needs.

Our workers can be hired for both residential and commercial jobs in industries like:

• Landscaping

• Hospitality

• Food Service

• Food Prep

• Warehouse

• Litter Abatement/Sanitation

• Housekeeping

• Moving Assistance

• Leaf Removal

• and more!

 

Uplift Northwest provides all support services to our workers free of charge. They receive job training, work uniforms, transportation passes, work certifications, showers, laundry, and career coaching. Our community partners provide meals, vision care, medical, dental, and cell phone services to our workers, as well.

Because we are a privately funded nonprofit, we rely on donations, grants, and support from our community partners to keep serving our vulnerable populations. By hiring a worker or donating to the cause, you are helping someone find stability in their life.

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Uplift NW Workers on the Job

Uplift Northwest partnered with Seattle Public Utilities to provide workers to supervise the newly installed hygiene trailers.

Uplift NW Worker on the Job

Uplift Northwest partnered with IPM to provide parking management workers, like seen here at Husky Stadium.

Uplift NW Workers on the Job

Uplift Northwest workers are proud to find stable work, like providing hospitality at Centurylink Field.

Uplift NW Workers on the Job

Uplift Northwest provides enrolled workers with a chance to earn their Food Handlers Permit and MAST permits to serve food and drink, like here at Centurylink Field.

Uplift NW Workers on the Job

Uplift Northwest partnered with Seattle Public Utilities to provide workers to supervise the newly installed hygiene trailers.

Uplift NW Worker Brian

UPNW worker Brian found full-time work with SeaTac Marine and secured affordable housing through Uplift Northwest’s Kasota Apartments.

Uplift NW Worker on the Job

Uplift Northwest partnered with IPM to provide parking management workers, as seen here at Husky Stadium.

Uplift NW Workers on the Job

Uplift Northwest workers have opportunities for promotion for strong performance. Here, a Team Lead smiles with her team members at Centurylink Field.

Uplift NW Workers on the Job

Uplift Northwest partnered with Ballard Alliance to provide street beautification workers. This team clears litter and debris from Ballard’s commercial downtown area.

Uplift NW Worker Receiving Vision Care

Uplift Northwest partners with volunteer opticians to provide full-service eye exams and prescription glasses to their workers at no cost.

Uplift NW Worker on the Job

An Uplift Northwest worker cleans up the Ballard streets so that shops and sidewalks are clear for the day’s foot traffic.

All People Deserve to Be Uplifted

Providing dignity, hope and a vision for the future

At Uplift Northwest, we welcome everyone to apply to our job program where they can receive job-readiness tools and dignified work opportunities without fear of judgment. We’re here to serve those in need, and we will work hard to provide a clear roadmap to a sustainable life. We welcome people of all genders, races, ages, religions, identities, and experiences because diversity brings value to our community, and we’re committed to creating a thriving community for all.

Uplift Northwest is proud to partner with the Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) to provide outreach and education about Seattle’s labor standards. If you would like to learn more about OLS please contact OLS at 206-256-5297 or visit the OLS website at https://www.seattle.gov/laborstandards.

Our Impact

2021 Stats

485

Workers

184,196

Total Manhours

$4M

in Wages Earned

View the 2021 Impact Report

 

Financial Reports

Latest Reports

Reports prior to 2018 available by request

Employers

Uplift Northwest is proud to partner with 305 employers around the region to provide workers with quality jobs. Our workers can be found in industries including commercial, residential, and non- profit organizations for everything from yard work to hospitality to maintenance and more.

Job Training

Uplift Northwest provides job training to workers as they progress through the STEP (Strategy, Training, Employment, Performance) program. These vocation training programs, in collaboration with our partners, allow workers to earn advanced credentials and allow them to take a big STEP towards a living wage career. Visit our 2021 Impact Report to learn more. 

Showers

Uplift Northwest provided 3,046 showers to workers.

Laundry

Uplift Northwest provided 3,286 loads of laundry washing.

Housing Assistance

Uplift Northwest helped 35 workers receive housing assistance, whether through our affordable Kasota apartment complex, references to housing providers, or income verification.

Vision Care

Uplift Northwest provided 96 eye exams and prescription glasses to workers in need (Oct.-Dec. 2021).

Meals

Uplift Northwest served 84,398 community meals in 2019. In early 2020, OSL took over the meals service and now distributes food to an even greater population of hungry people in need.

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Our Mission: We guide people on their path to self-sufficiency by providing employment and job readiness services.