In 2015, Workforce Southwest Washington (WSW) surveyed businesses to gather workforce information from the building trades and the construction industry. The survey was a first step in WSW’s investigation of the specific needs of the construction industry.
Results from the survey and subsequent meetings with businesses, labor and industry organizations helped us identify workforce needs, develop strategies and align resources to enhance training opportunities for prospective employees and help businesses hire and train the workers they need. A regional workforce plan was launched in 2017.
- Construction Survey Report (pdf)
- Construction Trends Dec 2015 (ppt)
- Construction Workforce Plan 2017-2019 – The plan identifies and addresses construction industry workforce challenges.
- Construction Sector 2018 – Released in early-2018, this report is a state of the construction workforce in the areas served by WSW and its partners in the Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative (CWWC).