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In the Media

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Press Releases

June

June 26, 2019 – $1.6 million for workforce training coming to Kelso & Longview

May

May 6, 2019 – WSW launches summer youth employment program
May 14, 2019 – WSW seeking CPA-Auditing firm

March

March 14, 2019 – Cowlitz Workforce Award winners announced
March 15, 2019 – Youth employment summit media advisory
March 25, 2019 – Business and trades connect with next generation
March 26, 2019 – Worksource to host healthcare hiring event April 24

February

February 14, 2019 – Businesses sought for youth hiring event & career fair

December

December 4, 2018 – Nominations Sought for Cowlitz & Wahkiakum Business Workforce Awards
December 13, 2018 – WSW Announces Clark County Excellence in Workforce Development Award Recipients
December 18, 2018 – Businesses sought for youth hiring event & career fair

November

November 28, 2018 – WSW seeking proposals for adult/dislocated worker/business programs & WorkSource operator

October

October 2, 2018 – WSW Announces New Board Member, Monte Constable
October 5, 2018 – Manufacturing Day October 9
October 9, 2018 – Assistance available for workers laid off from Columbia River Logistics
October 12, 2018 – Report provides insight into state of the region’s workforce

September

September 4, 2018 – WSW Accepting Business Nominations for Workforce Awards
September 12, 2018 – 2nd Annual Vancouver Tech Tour on September 18
September 21, 2018 – More than 160 attend annual Vancouver Tech Tour

July

July 18, 2018 – WSW Announces New Board Members
July 19, 2018 – New Board Officers for WSW

June

June 13, 2018 – WSW promotes two in fiscal department

May

May 2, 2018 – Workforce plan open for public comment
May 8, 2018 – WorkSource to host hiring event for veterans
May 8, 2018 – Registration open for finding talent workshop for business
May 17, 2018 – Info session for Camas Mill Workers hosted by WorkSource

April

April 5, 2018 – Seats available for Managing Generations in the Workplace workshop
April 9, 2018 – Youth Employment Summit is April 10
April 9, 2018 – WorkSource to host hiring event for Camas Mill employees facing layoffs
April 12, 2018 – Youth employment remains stagnant
April 24, 2018 – Workforce SW WA announces new board member

March

March 8, 2018 – Registration open for Managing Generations in the Workplace Workshop
March 8, 2018 – WSW seeks quotes for video production
March 15, 2018 – WSW announces Workforce Excellence Award Winners
March 20, 2018 – WSW names Kevin Perkey new CEO

February

February 1, 2018 – Registration open for February 28 workforce workshop
February 6, 2018 – Registration open for February workforce workshop in Cowlitz County

January

January 5, 2018 – WorkSource to host hiring event January 10
January 16, 2018 – WSW CEO to retire, applications being accepted
January 17, 2018 – Companies sought for Feb. 15 Castle Rock-Toutle Lake Career Day
January 25, 2018 – WSW launches Cowlitz County workforce workshop series
January 25, 2018 – WSW launches Clark County workforce workshop series
January 25, 2018 – WorkSource in Kelso to host health care hiring event January 31

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

In the Media

2019

Training Center Tours Give Students Firsthand Look at Careers in the Trades
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce website, June 2019

Training Center Tours Give Students Firsthand Look at Careers in the Trades
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce website, June 2019

Inslee announces $5.8 million in grants for local communities to improve lives of families facing poverty
Washington Governor Jay Inslee website, June 26, 2019

Connecting with our Future Workforce
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Vision Magazine, May/June 2019 (Page 17)

Workforce Southwest Washington Launches Summer Employment Program
ClarkCountyToday.com, May 6, 2019

Workforce SW Washington launches young adults summer jobs program
The Columbian, May 7, 2019

From the List: Clark County’s employment agencies
Vancouver Business Journal, May 8, 2019

The business case for hiring young adults
Vancouver Business Journal, May 10, 2019

WSW program will connect young adults to internships
Vancouver Business Journal, May 10, 2019

Your workforce, your business
Vancouver Business Journal, May 10, 2019

At school on the job
Vancouver Business Journal, May 10, 2019

Vancouver receives $800K in state budget for Fourth Plain Community Commons project
ClarkCountyToday.com, May 11, 2019

Workforce SW Washington launches summer employment program to connect businesses to young adults
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce website, May 11, 2019

WorkSource technology jobs workshop set for April 25
The Columbian, April 9, 2019

Companies awarded for excellence in workforce development
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, Business Connections, April 2019 (Page 12)

Cowlitz Organizations recognized for workforce development activities
Cowlitz Economic Development Council In the Loop newsletter (April 2019)

Health care companies hiring at April 24 WorkSource event
The Columbian, March 27, 2019

Area healthcare companies hiring during April 24 WorkSource event
ClarkCountyToday.com, March 26, 2019

Workforce SW Washington presents the 2019 Youth Employment Summit
ClarkCountyToday.com, March 20, 2019

Youth job fair takes hands-on approach
The Columbian, March 19, 2019

Longview schools, JH Kelley and IBEW 48 honored for trades training program
The Daily News, March 16, 2019

Clark College hires chief communications officer
ClarkCountyToday.com, March 12, 2019

Market for welders blazing hot in Clark County
The Columbian, March 3, 2019

Connections for Your Business
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Vision Magazine, March/April 2019 (Page 10)

Youth Employment Summit scheduled for March 19
The Columbian, February 15, 2019

The Business Case for Hiring Youth
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, Business Connections, February 2019 (Page 18)

Community development meeting set for Cathlamet
Wahkiakum Eagle, January 31, 2019

Workforce seeking companies for youth hiring event and career fair
The Reflector, January 4, 2019

Workforce Southwest Washington Seeking companies for youth hiring event and career fair
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, Business Connections, January 2019 (Page 18)

2018

Future of work is now, but it’s also evolving
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, Business Connections, December 2018 (Pages 16 and 24)

Letter to the Editor – Investing in People
The Daily News, December 14, 2018

People in Business – Workforce Excellence Awards
The Columbian, December 15, 2018

Workforce Southwest Washington to host Youth Employment Summit
The Columbian, December 19, 2018

Hiring a Veteran is good for your business and Kelso Mural Ribbon Cutting
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, Business Connections, November 2018 (Pages 18 and 30)

Business engagement will work to address education/career mismatch margin
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Vision Magazine, November/December 2018 (Page 12)

Vancouver call center CloudOne honored for helping veterans
The Columbian, November 2, 2018

Veteran homelessness: up locally, down in U.S., state
The Columbian, November 4, 2018

Business Briefing – SWCA Board of Directors
The Columbian, November 5, 2018

Programs to help employers recruit, screen and train their workforce
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, November 7, 2018

Veteran Hiring Event
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, November 7, 2018

New Youth Center Opens in Vancouver
The Columbian, November 7, 2018

Accomplished and Under 40 Class of 2018
Vancouver Business Journal, November 9, 2018

Workforce Southwest Washington seeks bids
The Columbian, November 29, 2018

Governor highlights manufacturing jobs
South Sound Business, October 4, 2018

Customer’s obstacles don’t stop WorkSource from doing what it does best
Employment Security Department, #PowerofaJob, October 4, 2018

Community members attend annual Tech Tour
Vancouver Business Journal, October 5, 2018

WSW appoints new board member
The Columbian, October 6, 2018

C-Tran, Workforce partner on passes
The Columbian, October 11, 2018

Stand down connects veterans, families with resources
Daily News, October 16, 2018

VBJ’s Accomplished and Under 40 Class of 2018
Vancouver Business Journal, October 19, 2018

Preparing youth with skills and options is crucial for business
Vancouver Business Journal, October 26, 2018

Vets resource open house
Daily News, October 27, 2018

Nominations for workforce development awards sought
The Columbian, September 5, 2018

Workforce SW WA accepting business nominations for Workforce Awards
Vancouver Business Journal, September 7, 2018

Greater Portland Inc’s annual economic summit will focus on talent to lure businesses to Portland
Portland Tribune, September 10, 2018

Clark County’s Largest Nonprofit Organizations
Vancouver Business Journal, September 12, 2018

Tech Tour set for Tuesday in downtown Vancouver
The Columbian, September 12, 2018

Proposed Kelso mural causes controversy
The Daily News, September 18, 2018

Kelso City Council approves mural design
The Daily News, September 19, 2018

Vancouver’s booming tech industry
TheLens.News, September 21, 2018

Opportunities available!
Cowlitz Economic Development Council, In the Loop, September 2018

Jungers on Workforce SW board
Wahkiakum County Eagle, August 2, 2018

Clark County will decide on Council hair position
Vancouver Business Journal, August 3, 2018

General Sheet Metal
Daily Journal of Commerce – Oregon, August 7, 2018

Goodwill, Norpac collaborate on training program
The Daily News, August 8, 2018

Health care plan and grant funds to address growing industry’s workforce needs
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, Business Connections, August 2018 (Page 8)

#Powerofajob:  Searching for “the unemployment office,” job seeker instead discovers herself
Employment Security, August 8, 2018

Construction landscape laced with uncertainty
Vancouver Business Journal, August 17, 2018

Nearly 800 free backpacks distributed at Woodland Public Schools’ Back to School Bash
Clark County Today, August 27, 2018

Workforce Rising: Part 1 Jobs for all
Portland Tribune, July 17, 2018

Clark College transforms through Guided Pathways
Vancouver Business Journal, July 20, 2018

Five free employment services available to businesses
Vancouver Business Journal, July 20, 2018

People in Business – WSW Board Updates
The Columbian, July 30, 2018

11 Ways your company can benefit by hiring veterans
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, Business Connections, July 2018 (Page 8)

Class of 2018: A total turnaround
The Columbian, June 3, 2018

After Georgia-Pacific cut up to 300 employees, workers trying to find footing
The Columbian, June 4, 2018

Skilled tech workers are in high demand in region
Vancouver Business Journal, June 8, 2018

Agendas for the week’s government meetings
The Columbian, June 17, 2018

Next: Center aims to help ‘opportunity youth’ in county
The Columbian, June 19, 2018

Movers & Shakers – Barri Horner & Kathy Ashley
Vancouver Business Journal, June 22, 2018

Juneteenth offers fun, serious discussion
The Columbian, June 22, 2018

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers
The Columbian, June 23, 2018

How Oregon Works: The jobs and skill that are most in demand
Portland Business Journal, June 29, 2018

Education to Employment: Building pathways and partnerships
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, Business Connections, June 2018 (Pages 10 and 11)

As job openings abound, employers look to younger workers
The Columbian, May 13, 2018

Layoffs underway at Camas paper mill
KGW News, May 21, 2018

WorkSource to host event to help Camas mill workers with their job search
ClarkCountyToday.com, May 22, 2018

Four strategies for growing business the Clark County Way
Vancouver Business Journal, May 25, 2018

Aligning Education with Business Needs
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, Business Connections, April 2018 (Page 12)

Battle Ground family among many that struggle as wages stagnate
The Columbian, April 1, 2018

Youth Employment Summit
KOIN-TV, April 10, 2018

Building a foundation for women in construction
Vancouver Business Journal, April 13, 2018

Employment of youth remains stagnant despite strong regional economy, says local report
Business Tribune, April 16, 2018

Movers & Shakers – Ralph Clark
Vancouver Business Journal, April 24, 2018

People in Business – Ralph Clark
The Columbian, April 29, 2018

WSW names Kevin Perkey new CEO & Cowlitz County organizations awarded for Excellence in Workforce Development
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, Business Connections, April 2018 (Pages 1, 10 and 11)

 

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