In 2015, Workforce Southwest Washington (WSW) (formerly the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council) surveyed businesses to gather workforce information from the building trades and the construction industry. The survey is 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 will help us identify potential 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 will be implemented in 2017.

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Additional information:

To learn more, contact Melissa Boles, Employer Services Manager, at or 360.567.3185.

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