WorkWise Kauai is a proud member of the American Job Center network
Great people. Great resources. Great partners.

WorkWise! is a network designed to provide the services and resources you need to realize your career goals.

WorkWise Kauai brings together resources and programs from a variety of federal and local sources. There is no “wrong-door” at WorkWise Kauai. No matter where you enter the system, you can find out about all the programs for which you may be eligible. To find out what WorkWise Kauai can do for you, contact our One-Stop Job Center in Lihuʻe or meet our partners listed here:

Alu Like Inc.
Alu Like serves Hawaiian/part-Hawaiian, American Indian or Alaskan Natives who are 14+ years, low income, unemployed, underemployed or otherwise economically disadvantaged.
2970 Kele St, Suite 116
Lihuʻe, Kauaʻi, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 245-8545

Department of Human Services, Benefits & Support Services Division (BESSD)
The Department of Human Services offers public assistance for eligible individuals such as welfare, food stamps, day care assistance, and First-to-Work programs to prepare job seekers for employment.
BESSD/Kauaʻi Section Administration (Main Office)
4473 Paheʻe Street, Suite G
Lihuʻe, Kauaʻi, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 241-3667

BESSD/Central and West Income Maintenance Unit
Wailua Homesteads to Mana and the island of Niʻihau
Eleʻele Shopping Center
4469 Waialo Road, Suite 101
Eleʻele, Kauaʻi, HI 96705
Phone: (808) 335-8432

BESSD/East Income Maintenance Unit
Wailua Houselots to Haena
3060 Eiwa St, Room 103
Lihue, Kauaʻi, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 274-3371

Kauai Community College
Part of the University of Hawaiʻi system, Kauaʻi Community College is committed to our students and to our island community.
3-1901 Kaumualii Highway
Lihue, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 245-8311

Admissions & Records
Phone: (808) 245-8225

Financial Aid
Phone: (808) 245-8360

Noel Mock, Manager
Phone: (808) 245-8273
McKinley Community School - Kauaʻi Branch
KCSA provides programs focusing on adult education, family literacy, high school diploma, English as a second language, citizenship/naturalization, parent community networking and general interest classes.
3607 A Lala Road, P12
Lihuʻe, Kauaʻi, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 274-3390
Fax: (808) 274-3393

Kauaʻi Economic Opportunity, Inc. (KEO)
KEO provides community programs such as After School Programs, Early Learning Centers for children, Elderly Nutrition Congregate Program, Emergency Assistance Program, Emergency Food Pantry, Employment Core Services for low income and immigrants, Energy or Weatherization Assistance Program, Food Services, Group Home, Homebound Meal Program or Meals on Wheels, Homeless Emergency Shelter, Papaya Training Program, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, Mediation Program, Peer Mediation Program, Persons in Need Program, Shelter Plus Care Program, State Homeless Stipend Program, State Homeless Outreach Program, Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program, and United Way Loan.
2804 Wehe Road
Lihuʻe, Kauaʻi, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 245 4077

Vocational Rehabilitation & Services to the Blind (VR)
Vocational Rehabilitation assists eligible individuals with any type of disability in preparing for, securing, retaining and regaining employment.
3060 Eiwa Street, Room 304
Lihuʻe, Kauaʻi, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 274-3333
Fax: (808) 274-3340
TTY: (808) 274-3333

Unemployment Insurance
Unemployment Insurance provides temporary payments to qualified workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own.
4370 Kukui Grove St, Ste 3-214
Lihuʻe, Kauaʻi, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 274-3043
Fax: (808) 274-3046

Workforce Development Division (WDD)
In addition to a broad range of services for job seekers and employers, Workforce Development Division provides programs for economically disadvantaged adults, underemployed and dislocated workers, Asian or Pacific Island immigrants authorized to work in the United States, veterans, and TANF recipients reentering the workforce.
4444 Rice Street, Suite 302
Lihuʻe, Kauaʻi, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 274-3056
Fax: (808) 274-3059

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