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Employment Support

Cowlitz Employment Support Services


Mission Statement:

It is the mission of Cowlitz Employment Support Services to provide holistic and culturally-responsive services to American Indians and Alaska Natives through guided pathways to housing, education, employment, careers, and self-sufficiency within all directions of their lives.


  • Career and education guidance
  • Job readiness skills; creating resumes, job search, mock interviews, etc. 
  • Work clothing and supplies 
  • Educational supplies
  • Transportation support 
  • Certification/training opportunities 
  • Non-accredited certification/training 
  • Paid/un-paid work experience
  • Five Feathers employment training  
  • Self-employment guidance 
  • Wrap around services 
  • Holistic Support
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Cowlitz Tribal Members: 

  • enrolled Cowlitz Tribal Member within the United States. 
  • at least 16 years old 
  • unemployed or underemployed and seeking employment 
  • will benefit from CESS services
  • client requires CESS services in order to achieve an employment outcome


Enrolled American Indian/Alaska Natives:

  • enrolled American Indian/Alaska Native 
  • live in Cowlitz or Clark County 
  • has a physical or mental impairment(s) that creates a barrier to obtaining or maintaining employment
  • would benefit from services
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Our Locations
Longview Office
922 Fir St. Longview, WA 98632
Phone: (360) 575-3318
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Vancouver Office
7700 NE 26th Ave Vancouver, WA 98665
Phone: (360) 575-3318
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Dupont Office
1000 Davis Place, WA 98327
Phone: (360) 575-3318
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Tukwila Office
155455 65th Ave S., WA 98188
Phone: (360) 575-3318
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Outside Our Service Area
For Tribal Members not located within our service area please contact (360)-575-3318
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm PST


The legacy of an ancient people in southwest Washington is rich with descendants who manage a growing portfolio of health, education, scientific research, housing, transportation, development, elder care, conservation and legal issues. The Cowlitz Tribe is a growing force in community building in what are now Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis and parts of Pierce, Skamania and Wahkiakum Counties, a vast territory occupied by numerous Cowlitz villages prior to non-Cowlitz exploration and seizure. Today, an elected Tribal Council is composed of professionals adept at managing multiple programs and projects.