Patient engagement improvements made, but healthcare workforce challenges remain

COVID-19 has disrupted the practice and delivery of healthcare prompting unprecedented improvements related to the health and safety of workers and patients. While these advances are worth [...]

WSW + Career Karma partner to provide underrepresented populations access to tech careers

Workforce Southwest Washington (WSW) is partnering with Career Karma to train and place women, people of color and other traditionally underrepresented populations in tech jobs. The Career Karma [...]

WSW + WSUV boost student career development & expand business talent pool

WSW has awarded Washington State University Vancouver (WSUV) $150,000 over three years to support a new Employment Engagement Coordinator on campus and to enable students to gain work experience [...]

Healthcare workforce recovering from COVID-19

Despite the substantial impacts of COVID-19, the healthcare sector in Southwest Washington is recovering and quickly normalizing as businesses continue to open, unemployed workers go back to work [...]

Opportunities to grow remote work occupations in SW WA

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, working remotely has become the “new normal” for many. A study by Chmura Economics & Analytics, JobsEQ leveraged two datasets, American Time Use Survey [...]

Workforce system building talent pipeline for healthcare

Healthcare has long been considered a recession-proof industry, but no industry is COVID-19 proof. While the healthcare industry was impacted by unemployment due to the crisis, it continues to be [...]

Workforce System COVID-19 Response 7.2.20

Things are changing daily, from phased reopening to increasing numbers of people contracting COVID-19, to the order on June 26 making mask-wearing mandatory when unable to physically distance [...]

Workforce System COVID-19 Response 6.18.20

As recovery and reopening continue, we must all remain vigilant (at home and at work) by continuing safe distancing, hand washing and wearing masks. We remain committed to supporting you and your [...]

WSW providing six months of free internet to families in need

We are offering six-months of free internet access to Clark and Cowlitz County families with low-income and those eligible for the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, [...]

WSW and partners donate computers helping families connect to job and education resources

Thirty families in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties are receiving new Chromebooks thanks to a partnership between Workforce Southwest Washington (WSW), Edge Networks and the Community Foundation [...]