Get Started Looking up Jobs at L&I

What do I need to get started?

To get started, you need the following:

  • Access to a personal computer with a Web browser program.
  • An Internet connection.
  • An email address.
  • Information you'll need to complete your application (resume, work history, education, and so forth).

Do I need to sign up for an account?

You can search for jobs at any time without creating an account or logging on. To apply for jobs, you'll need to create a secure online account.

Creating an account is quick and easy. You'll start building your application, so you're ready for when you find a job you'd like to apply for.

Keep a record of your username and password; you'll need them to apply for other positions or to check the status of your application.

Which Web browsers are acceptable?

The application system works with Internet Explorer 9 or higher, Firefox 4 or higher, Chrome, Opera, and Safari browsers. We recommend using Firefox or Chrome for the best viewing experience.

If you need help, call 1-888-NEOGOV1.

What if I do not have a computer?

I don't have an email address. What can I do?

An email address is required for creating an online application and to apply for jobs with L&I and state of Washington. There are many sources for free email accounts, and several options may be found at

Can I use my existing account to apply for L&I jobs?


I forgot my username and/or password. Is there a way to retrieve that information?

Yes. To do so, perform the following steps:

  1. From the Sign in to apply page (, click Forgot Username or Reset Password.
  2. Enter the email address you used to create your account; then click Send Username or Reset Password.

An email containing your username or password will be sent to that address. Call 1-888-NEOGOV1 for help if this fails to work for you.

I still can't log on / I am having technical difficulties. What can I do?

If you've tried and aren't successful, call 1-888-NEOGOV1 for help.

Will the spam filters on my computer block emails from the system?

Yes, they might. To ensure emails are not filtered into your junk or bulk folder, add to your list of trusted senders.

Is this a secure site?

Yes. Only authorized employees in Office of Human Resource and authorized staff designated to review specific job information will have access. L&I does not share its database with others.

What if I have additional questions?

If you have questions concerning a job you've applied for at L&I, contact a staffing consultant at or 360-902-5700:

  • Prior to any new appointment into L&I, a background check, including criminal record history, will be conducted.
  • Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.
  • As a condition of employment, the successful candidate accepting a union-covered job will be required to comply with the Union Security clause contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the state of Washington and the Washington Federation of State Employees or the Coalition.

Back to top

End of main content, page footer follows.

Access Washington official state portal

   © Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries. Use of this site is subject to the laws of the state of Washington.

Help us improve