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In the Media

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

Media inquiries, please contact Julia Maglione, or 360.567.3176.

Press Releases


February 9, 2017 – Bids sought for social media plan development
February 2, 2017 – Training Fair at WorkSource on Feb. 9 for Manufacturing and Technology Jobs
February 1, 2017 – Certified Production Technician Training thru WorkSource


January 31, 2017 – WaferTech WorkSource Hiring Event February 3
January 12, 2017 – Startup Weekend February 3-5, 2017
January 10, 2017 – Technology & Manufacturing Training Fair at WorkSource on Feb. 9
January 9, 2017 – Trades Information Session at WorkSource on Jan. 17

December 2016

December 5, 2016 – WSW Seeks Proposals from Providers of Out-of School Youth Services
December 1, 2016 – Tech and Manufacturing Training Fair December 15 at Worksource in Vancouver


November 22, 2016 – LEAP program to bring employment services into Clark County Jail
November 1, 2016 – Miriam Martin Joins WSW as Youth Initiatives Manager


October 4, 2016 – Manufacturing Day Connects Businesses with Next Generation
October 3, 2016 – WaferTech Hiring Event at WorkSource on October 13


September 29, 2016 – WSW Announces New Board Member Bob Gustainis
September 27, 2016 – Reports Provide Insight into State of the Region’s Workforce


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


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

You can also access an archive of press releases, past and present.

In the Media


Battle Ground opens this year’s industry fair to all
The Columbian, February 21, 2017

Workforce SW Washington seeks bids for social media plan
Vancouver Business Journal, February 17, 2017

Job fair scheduled March 29 at WHS
Wahkiakum County Eagle, February 17, 2017

Workforce Southwest Washington seeks bids for development of social media plan
Daily Insider, February 10, 2017

Business & education: Creating the workforce we need
Vancouver Business Journal, February 3, 2017

OpEd: Employers tell us STEM jobs demand a career pathway
Vancouver Business Journal, February 3, 2017

WorkSource hosts fair about raining for manufacturing and technology jobs Feb. 9
The Daily Insider, February 3, 2017

Startup Weekend Event Cancelled
The Columbian, February 2, 2017

WaferTech Hiring Event at WorkSource on February 3
The Daily Insider, January 31, 2017

Startups take center stage at weekend workshop
Vancouver Business Journal, January 27, 2017

Panelists: strong workforce and infrastructure are key
The Columbian, January 20, 2017

New resident takes over community center duties
Wahkiakum County Eagle, January 12, 2017


Principal Theresa Libby submits resignation effective end of school year
Wahkiakum County Eagle, December 22, 2016

Methanol company launching jobs skills program
The Daily News, December 17, 2016

Workforce SW WA seeks proposals
Vancouver Business Journal, December 16, 2016

Businesses invited to school industry fair
The Columbian, December 14, 2016

Workforce Southwest Washington seeking proposals for youth employment and training service providers
Daily Insider, December 12, 2016

No-cost training available for tech and manufacturing jobs Dec. 15
Daily Insider, December 7, 2016

Proposals sought for workforce training program
The Columbian, December 7, 2016

Job fair for manufacturing, tech scheduled for Dec. 15
The Columbian, December 3, 2016

Careers for all: Not just another ‘dirty job’
Vancouver Business Journal, November 25, 2016

Once without work, three residents give thanks for a paycheck
Daily News, November 24, 2016

Bob Knight Honored as First Citizen
Vancouver Business Journal, November 13, 2016

Tribeca Transport honored for employing veterans
The Columbian, November 10, 2016

Mount St. Helen’s Institute raises $103,000, celebrates 20 years
The Columbian, November 9, 2016

Jeanne Bennett Receives Founder’s Award at Mount St. Helen’s Institute Fundraiser
Centralia Chronicle, November 8, 2016

People in business (Miriam Martin)
The Columbian, November 6, 2016

Accomplished & Under 40 Class of 2016 (Paige Spratt)
Vancouver Business Journal, November 4, 2016

Bob Knight Honored as Clark County’s First Citizen 2016
The Columbian, November 2, 2016

Workforce Southwest Washington Hires Youth Initiatives Manager
The Daily Insider, November 1, 2016

Supporting Veterans is good for business and our community
Kelso Longview Chamber Business Connection, November 2016 (page 24)

Veteran’s stand down is Tuesday
The Daily News, October 17, 2016

Construction companies sought for October 25 workforce meeting & survey
Vancouver Business Journal, October 12, 2016

People in Business – Bob Gustainis joins WSW board
The Columbian, October 9, 2016

WaferTech hiring production specialists
The Columbian, October 4, 2016

Reports examine state of regional workforce
Vancouver Business Journal, September 28, 2016

Woodland Job fair draws hundreds
Daily News, September 23, 2016

Big job fair planned in Woodland
Daily News, September 21, 2016

From the List: Clark County’s largest nonprofit organizations
Vancouver Business Journal, September 9, 2016

Bridgeview Housing offers self-reliance & stable housing
Vancouver Business Journal, September 9, 2016

Local Chamber reveals Business & Leadership Award recipients
Vancouver Business Journal, September 1, 2016

WorkSource to hold information sessions
Wahkiakum County Eagle, September 1, 2016

No-cost training available for tech and manufacturing jobs
The Reflector, August 30, 2016

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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You can also access an archive of WSW In the Media.