Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing industries in the Southwest Washington-Portland metropolitan area. Currently, healthcare makes up approximately 10% of the region’s private sector employment and is projected to grow by 17% over the next ten years.

To help healthcare companies across the region meet their workforce needs, we partner with the workforce councils in nearby Oregon. Working together as the Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative (CWWC), we meet with businesses to learn about their needs and bring together resources in education, training and employment services to help healthcare companies attract and hire new talent or improve the skills of their existing employees.

We focus on all areas of healthcare, including: medical (hospitals, clinics, skilled nursing facilities – both patient and non-patient facing jobs), dental, behavioral health, long-term care/assisted living/memory care, and pet health.


Resources for Healthcare Companies

Healthcare Labor Market Report – this 2022 report is a state of the healthcare workforce in the six-county Southwest Washington-Portland Metro Area.

Healthcare Workforce Plan 2022-2024 – Led by healthcare companies and the needs they identified, we created a regional workforce development plan.

Healthcare Video – Hear from some of Southwest Washington’s leading healthcare companies in this three-minute video.

Healthcare Workforce Plan

Under the guidance of employers, education partners, associations and other interested parties, WSW and its CWWC partners developed the “2022-2024 Healthcare Workforce Plan” with goals to:

  1. Prioritize Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) in Healthcare
  2. Recruit Healthcare Professionals
  3. Retain Healthcare Professionals

We meet quarterly with healthcare organizations to gather information and present on strategies and achievement of plan goals.

Meet Your Healthcare Rep

Sean Moore is the Senior Project Manager – Healthcare & Technology for our Workforce SW Washington team. He works directly with Healtchcare businesses in Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties to identify investment opportunities for training and employment.

Prior to joining WSW’s team, Sean was the Regional Healthcare Business Solutions Consultant for WorkSource. He led the Healthcare sector team which worked with businesses to identify employment opportunities. The team also worked with job seekers interested in pursuing a healthcare career and connected them to jobs.

Sean is a graduate of Portland State University’s Business School, where he earned his B.S. in International Marketing. He spent several years working in the Pacific Islands before returning to the Northwest. He is a board member for the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools and has a passion for diversity, equity and inclusion education and initiatives.

Sean Moore, Senior Project Manager – Healthcare & Technology


Reach out to Sean to schedule a meeting so you can learn about workforce development services for your healthcare business.

To get involved in our healthcare panel or receive notices of healthcare meetings and/or the healthcare e-newsletter,
please contact Sean Moore, Senior Project Manager – Healthcare, at or 360.762.8569

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