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We are passionate about supporting individuals and businesses in our community, and are proud of the projects in which we have been privileged to coordinate and participate. By creating opportunities for people who need jobs to train and network with businesses that are looking for new hires, we facilitate personal empowerment and economic betterment for the entire Southwest Washington area.

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In the Media

Recent news articles featuring Workforce Southwest Washington’s projects and programs.

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Press Releases

August

August 23, 2016 – WorkSource Holding Information Sessions for Tech & Manufacturing Training Program
August 16, 2016 – WSW Seeks Proposals for Communication Skill-Building Training

July

July 14, 2016 – Northwest Packing job fair July 20 & 27 at WorkSource Vancouver
July 12, 2016 – Workforce Council Announces New Board Officers and Members
July 7, 2016 – Workforce Council Seeks Proposals for Business Services Provider
July 7, 2016 – Workforce Council Seeks Proposals for Operator of WorkSource Centers

June

June 28, 2016 – SWWDC to Begin Doing Business as Workforce Southwest Washington
June 8, 2016 – Job Openings Available at Health Care Job and Career Fair on June 29

May

May 23, 2016 – WaferTech hosts hiring event at WorkSource on June 3
May 11, 2016 – Public meeting on May 24 in Kelso to Discuss Workforce Development Plan
May 9, 2016 – Public meeting on May 23 to Discuss Workforce Development Plan
May 2, 2016 – Workforce Plan open for 30-day public comment

April

Apr. 14, 2016 – Health care Job Fair April 20 at WorkSource Vancouver
Apr. 14, 2016 – Youth Registration Closes May 3 for Business After School Health Care Week
Apr. 12, 2016 – Job Openings to be Showcased at Veterans Hiring Event on May 13
Apr. 6, 2016 – Report Shows More than 30,000 Youth in Portland-SW Washington Region Not in School and Not Working, Dubbed “Opportunity Youth”
Apr. 5, 2016 – SWWDC Seeking Proposals for WIOA Adult-Dislocated Worker Services Provider

March

Mar. 22, 2016 – Alyssa Joyner hired as SWWDC Cowlitz Wahkiakum Outreach Specialist
Mar. 21, 2016 – WorkSource Vancouver Employment Conference on March 25
Mar. 17, 2016 – SWWDC Seeks Nominees for Board of Directors
Mar. 2, 2016 – WaferTech Hiring Event at WorkSource Vancouver on March 

February

Feb. 17, 2016 – Companies Invited to Promote Job Openings at Veterans Hiring Event on May 13
Feb. 2, 2016 – Youth Registration Closes February 16 for Business After School Engineering Week
Feb. 2, 2016 – South Kelso Homes in Need of Rehabilitation Sought for Youth Construction Training Program

January

Jan. 12, 2016 – WaferTech Hiring Event January 22 at WorkSource
Jan. 7, 2016 – SWWDC CEO to Chair Washington Workforce Association

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In the Media

Habitat for Humanity teams with YouthBuild
The Columbian, August 18, 2016

YouthBuild Vancouver at Work: At-risk Vancouver teens build a house
KGW8 News, August 17, 2016

Using partnerships to market the region
Vancouver Business Journal, August 5, 2016

Workforce Southwest Washington announces new board members and officers
Daily Insider, July 21, 2016

Workforce Council seeks proposals for business services provider
Vancouver Business Journal, July 15, 2016

Workforce program a big hit with local manufacturers
Vancouver Business Journal, July 15, 2016

Workforce Council Seeking Proposals for Operator of WorkSource Centers
The Skanner, July 14, 2016

Workforce Development Council adopts new name
Vancouver Business Journal, July 8, 2016
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Jobs agency gets grant to help inmates find work: Workforce SW WA to aid 100 in county jail
The Columbian, July 7, 2016
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Governor unveils new WorkSource jobs site
The Columbian, July 6, 2016
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What’s next for Southwest Washington’s manufacturing scene?
Vancouver Business Journal, July 1, 2016
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Workforce Council changing its name
Wahkiakum County Eagle, June 30, 2016
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Job Openings available at Health Care Fair on June 29
The Skanner, June 23, 2016
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Long-term care companies participating in upcoming job fair
Vancouver Business Journal, June 15, 2016
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Long-term care companies set career fair for June 29
The Columbian, June 10, 2016
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WaferTech to host hiring event at WorkSource June 3
Vancouver Business Journal, May 24, 2016
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WaferTech hiring event scheduled for June 3
The Columbian, May 24, 2016
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SWWDC to present draft strategic plan May 23
Vancouver Business Journal, May 11, 2016
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Workforce plan open for 30-day comment
The Skanner, May 5, 2016
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Workforce plan open for 30-day comment
Wahkiakum County Eagle, May 5, 2016
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SWWDC Workforce Plan open for public comment
Vancouver Business Journal, May 4, 2016
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WorkSource to host health care job fair
The Columbian, April 15, 2016
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More than 30,000 youth in Portland-SW Washington not in school and not working
The Wahkiakum County Eagle, April 14, 2016
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Veterans job fair is May 13
The Columbian, April 14, 2016
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SWWDC seeks employment and training proposals
Vancouver Business Journal, April 8, 2016
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Workforce Council Seeks ‘one-stop’ Services Proposals
The Columbian, April 5, 2016
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Workforce Council Hires Alyssa Joyner as outreach specialist
The Daily News, April 5, 2016
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Movers & Shakers – Alyssa Joyner
Vancouver Business Journal, April 1, 2016
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WorkSource to host free employment conference Friday, March 25
The Columbian, March 22, 2016
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Vancouver Filmworks founder hopes to make region filmmaking mecca
The Columbian, March 20, 2016
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Workforce council seeks board nominations
The Daily News, March 18, 2016
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Expansion a necessity at Rainier Truck Trailer Tank Repair
Vancouver Business Journal, March 11, 2016
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2016 Marshall Public & Youth Leadership Award Nominees Announced
The Daily Insider, February 25, 2016
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George Marshall Award Nominees Announced
The Columbian, February 25, 2016
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Battle Ground Public Schools to hold first Industry Fair at Battle Ground High School
The Reflector, February 23, 2016
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Battle Ground Public Schools to host Industry Fair
Vancouver Business Journal, February 19, 2016
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Local companies sought for veterans hiring event
The Columbian, February 18, 2016
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Businesses invited to promote openings at upcoming Veterans hiring event
Vancouver Business Journal, February 17, 2016
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Hiring event Tuesday seeks drivers to work for CEMEX
The Columbian, February 14, 2016
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Workforce programs launch training and jobs effort
The Columbian, February 10, 2016
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BGPS Seeks Employers for Industry Fair
The Reflector, January 27, 2016
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The problem with “college for all”
Vancouver Business Journal, January 29, 2016
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WorkSource WIOA Grant Information Session
The Daily News, January 27, 2016
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People in the News – Jeanne Bennett
The Columbian, January 17, 2016
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WaferTech hiring event at WorkSource Vancouver January 22
The Daily Insider, January 12, 2016
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SWWDC CEO to Chair Washington Workforce Association
The Daily Insider, January 7, 2016
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Northwest Food Processors Association Hosts Job and Career Fair Jan. 13
Quality Assurance & Food Safety Magazine, January 4, 2016
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