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.

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Additional information:

To learn more, contact Darcy Hoffman, Director of Business Services, at or 360.567.3172.

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