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In the Media

Recent news articles featuring Workforce Southwest Washington’s projects and programs.

Media inquiries, please contact Julia Maglione, jmaglione@workforcesw.org or 360.567.3176.

News Releases

December

December 19, 2019 – Businesses sought for youth career and hiring fair

November

November 25, 2019 – WSW CEO to Chair Washington Workforce Association

September

September 4, 2019 – 3rd Annual Vancouver Tech Tour September 17

June

June 26, 2019 – $1.6 million for workforce training coming to Kelso & Longview

May

May 6, 2019 – WSW launches summer youth employment program
May 14, 2019 – WSW seeking CPA-Auditing firm

March

March 14, 2019 – Cowlitz Workforce Award winners announced
March 15, 2019 – Youth employment summit media advisory
March 25, 2019 – Business and trades connect with next generation
March 26, 2019 – Worksource to host healthcare hiring event April 24

February

February 14, 2019 – Businesses sought for youth hiring event & career fair

December

December 4, 2018 – Nominations Sought for Cowlitz & Wahkiakum Business Workforce Awards
December 13, 2018 – WSW Announces Clark County Excellence in Workforce Development Award Recipients
December 18, 2018 – Businesses sought for youth hiring event & career fair

November

November 28, 2018 – WSW seeking proposals for adult/dislocated worker/business programs & WorkSource operator

October

October 2, 2018 – WSW Announces New Board Member, Monte Constable
October 5, 2018 – Manufacturing Day October 9
October 9, 2018 – Assistance available for workers laid off from Columbia River Logistics
October 12, 2018 – Report provides insight into state of the region’s workforce

September

September 4, 2018 – WSW Accepting Business Nominations for Workforce Awards
September 12, 2018 – 2nd Annual Vancouver Tech Tour on September 18
September 21, 2018 – More than 160 attend annual Vancouver Tech Tour

July

July 18, 2018 – WSW Announces New Board Members
July 19, 2018 – New Board Officers for WSW

June

June 13, 2018 – WSW promotes two in fiscal department

May

May 2, 2018 – Workforce plan open for public comment
May 8, 2018 – WorkSource to host hiring event for veterans
May 8, 2018 – Registration open for finding talent workshop for business
May 17, 2018 – Info session for Camas Mill Workers hosted by WorkSource

April

April 5, 2018 – Seats available for Managing Generations in the Workplace workshop
April 9, 2018 – Youth Employment Summit is April 10
April 9, 2018 – WorkSource to host hiring event for Camas Mill employees facing layoffs
April 12, 2018 – Youth employment remains stagnant
April 24, 2018 – Workforce SW WA announces new board member

March

March 8, 2018 – Registration open for Managing Generations in the Workplace Workshop
March 8, 2018 – WSW seeks quotes for video production
March 15, 2018 – WSW announces Workforce Excellence Award Winners
March 20, 2018 – WSW names Kevin Perkey new CEO

February

February 1, 2018 – Registration open for February 28 workforce workshop
February 6, 2018 – Registration open for February workforce workshop in Cowlitz County

January

January 5, 2018 – WorkSource to host hiring event January 10
January 16, 2018 – WSW CEO to retire, applications being accepted
January 17, 2018 – Companies sought for Feb. 15 Castle Rock-Toutle Lake Career Day
January 25, 2018 – WSW launches Cowlitz County workforce workshop series
January 25, 2018 – WSW launches Clark County workforce workshop series
January 25, 2018 – WorkSource in Kelso to host health care hiring event January 31

You can also access an archive of press releases, past and present.

In the Media

2020

Youth employment summit is an opportunity to showcase your company to future workforce
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, Business Connections, January 2020 (Page 18)

Centralia College names new director of Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy
The Daily Chronicle, January 20, 2020

Workforce investment strategies for business growth
Vancouver Business Journal, January 31, 2020

2019

WSW CEO elected chair of Washington Workforce Association
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, Business Connections, December 2019 (Page 8)

Job hopping, lifelong learning top 2020’s workforce trends
Vancouver Business Journal, December 27, 2019

Veterans are an untapped source of talent for your business
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, Business Connections, November 2019 (Page 27)

Accomplished and Under 40 class of 2019 – Melissa Boles
Vancouver Business Journal, November 9, 2019

WSW CEO to chair Washington Workforce Association
ClarkCountyToday.com, November 27, 2019

Movers & Shakers – Kevin Perkey
Vancouver Business Journal, November 29, 2019

WSW building a skilled workforce for Cowlitz County
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, Business Connections, October 2019 (Page 25)

Veterans are an untapped source of talent
Vancouver Business Journal, October 25, 2019

Third annual Vancouver Tech Tour on Sept. 17 to feature Clark County-based companies
ClarkCountyToday.com, September 4, 2019

3rd annual Tech Tour September 17
Vancouver Business Journal, September 10, 2019

Vancouver Tech Tour opens doors to boost bandwidth
The Columbian, September 18, 2019

Vantechy
Techlandia, Technology Association, September 25, 2019 (page 30)

Kalama City Council meeting
Daily News, August 3, 2019

Public Meetings for the week of Aug. 18
The Columbian, August 18, 2019

Kelso City Council meeting
Daily News, August 19, 2019

WSW Secures funding to help individuals and provide businesses with skilled workforce
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, Business Connections, July 2019 (Page 7)

Clark College Names Interim President
The Reflector, July 3, 2019

Warrior Field picked for community commons project
The Columbian, July 26, 2019

Training Center Tours Give Students Firsthand Look at Careers in the Trades
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce website, June 2019

Inslee announces $5.8 million in grants for local communities to improve lives of families facing poverty
Washington Governor Jay Inslee website, June 26, 2019

Workforce SW Wash. Get $1.6 million grant for job training program
Daily News, June 27, 2019

Inslee appoints Jeanne Bennett as new Clark College trustee
The Columbian, June 27, 2019

Governor appoints Jeanne Bennett to Board of Trustees
ClarkCountyToday.com, June 28, 2019

Connecting with our Future Workforce
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Vision Magazine, May/June 2019 (Page 17)

Workforce Southwest Washington Launches Summer Employment Program
ClarkCountyToday.com, May 6, 2019

Workforce SW Washington launches young adults summer jobs program
The Columbian, May 7, 2019

From the List: Clark County’s employment agencies
Vancouver Business Journal, May 8, 2019

The business case for hiring young adults
Vancouver Business Journal, May 10, 2019

WSW program will connect young adults to internships
Vancouver Business Journal, May 10, 2019

Your workforce, your business
Vancouver Business Journal, May 10, 2019

At school on the job
Vancouver Business Journal, May 10, 2019

Vancouver receives $800K in state budget for Fourth Plain Community Commons project
ClarkCountyToday.com, May 11, 2019

Workforce SW Washington launches summer employment program to connect businesses to young adults
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce website, May 11, 2019

WorkSource technology jobs workshop set for April 25
The Columbian, April 9, 2019

Companies awarded for excellence in workforce development
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, Business Connections, April 2019 (Page 12)

Cowlitz Organizations recognized for workforce development activities
Cowlitz Economic Development Council In the Loop newsletter (April 2019)

Health care companies hiring at April 24 WorkSource event
The Columbian, March 27, 2019

Area healthcare companies hiring during April 24 WorkSource event
ClarkCountyToday.com, March 26, 2019

Workforce SW Washington presents the 2019 Youth Employment Summit
ClarkCountyToday.com, March 20, 2019

Youth job fair takes hands-on approach
The Columbian, March 19, 2019

Longview schools, JH Kelley and IBEW 48 honored for trades training program
The Daily News, March 16, 2019

Clark College hires chief communications officer
ClarkCountyToday.com, March 12, 2019

Market for welders blazing hot in Clark County
The Columbian, March 3, 2019

Connections for Your Business
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Vision Magazine, March/April 2019 (Page 10)

Youth Employment Summit scheduled for March 19
The Columbian, February 15, 2019

The Business Case for Hiring Youth
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, Business Connections, February 2019 (Page 18)

Community development meeting set for Cathlamet
Wahkiakum Eagle, January 31, 2019

Workforce seeking companies for youth hiring event and career fair
The Reflector, January 4, 2019

Workforce Southwest Washington Seeking companies for youth hiring event and career fair
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, Business Connections, January 2019 (Page 18)

 

 

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