Uplift Northwest is on a mission to 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 Worker Jaelyn

Uplift Northwest worker Jaelyn shares his story of overcoming homelessness through employment.

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 Worker Jaelyn

Jaelyn found work at 13 Coins through Uplift Northwest after attending STEP 2.0 training classes.

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.

Our Impact

2019 Stats

907

Workers

117,963

Total Manhours

$2.1M

in Wages Earned

Financial Reports

Employers

Uplift Northwest provided staffing to 766 unique employers in 2019, including commercial, residential, and non- profit organizations for everything from yard work to hospitality to maintenance and more.

Long-term Employment

Uplift Northwest helped 217 workers find long-term or permanent jobs.

Job Training

Uplift Northwest had 141 workers participate in STEP training classes, 50% of whom found permanent jobs upon graduation.

Showers

Uplift Northwest provided 3,046 showers to workers.

Laundry

Uplift Northwest provided 3,286 loads of laundry washing.

Housing Assistance

Uplift Northwest helped 115 workers receive housing assistance, whether through our affordable Kasota apartment complex, references to housing providers, or income verification.

Vision Care

Uplift Northwest provided 560 eye exams and prescription glasses to workers in need.

Meals

Uplift Northwest served 84,398 community meals. 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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Centennial Celebration – 100 Years of Service

March 7, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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