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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

3rd Annual Vancouver Tech Tour on September 17

Job seekers, tech enthusiasts and students interested in learning about Clark County’s growing tech community and job opportunities are invited to interact with local tech companies on Tuesday, [...]

WSW secures $1.6M to aid companies & train workers in Kelso & Longview neighborhoods

Individuals in the South Kelso and Highlands neighborhoods in Cowlitz County will soon have additional resources and services to help them move out of poverty. And local businesses could see an [...]

SummerWorks – How Businesses Gain by Hiring Youth for Summer Jobs

SummerWorks connects your business to young adults for 90-hour paid summer jobs. The program provides your company with: Qualified, prepared and motivated talent ages 16-21 Talent that is [...]

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