Request for Proposals – Wahkiakum County Outreach

Workforce Southwest Washington (WSW) is soliciting proposals to provide job seeker outreach to Wahkiakum County residents. WSW is looking for a provider that will act as the conduit between the [...]

Request for Proposals – IT Support Services

Workforce Southwest Washington (WSW) and the Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC), both co-located at 805 Broadway, Suite 412 in Vancouver, WA, are soliciting proposals to provide [...]

WSW CEO to Chair Washington Workforce Association

Workforce Southwest Washington (WSW) CEO Kevin Perkey has been elected Chair of the Washington Workforce Association (WWA) for a two-year term beginning January 2020. As Chair, Perkey will work [...]

Veterans are an untapped source of talent for your business

In today’s tight labor market, if your company is having difficulty finding candidates to fill your open jobs, consider veterans. Focusing on recruiting and hiring veterans has been a successful [...]

Apprenticeships are good for businesses and individuals

Apprenticeships are good for businesses and employees By Melissa Boles, Program Manager When I graduated from high school in 2006, I didn’t even know what an apprenticeship was. I had been told I [...]

Young adults find opportunities for education, training and jobs at Next

Approximately 10,000 young adults ages 16 to 24 are not in school and not working in Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties in Southwest Washington. Often these young people are experiencing [...]

Manufacturing Day Shines Light on Careers with Opportunity

Nearly a quarter of the region’s manufacturing workforce is 55 or older and could retire in the next decade. Despite the family-wage jobs and career advancement opportunities, fewer young people [...]

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Request for Proposals – WIOA Out-of-School Youth Services

Workforce Southwest Washington (WSW) is seeking proposals for the delivery of services to out-of-school young adults ages 16-24 (Opportunity Youth) in Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties of [...]

Third Annual Vancouver Tech Tour Showcases Local Innovation

The Southwest Washington-Portland Metro region is projected to add more than 10,000 new technology jobs by 2025. Given the anticipated growth, the Vancouver Tech Tour on September 17 was a good [...]