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We are passionate about supporting individuals and businesses in our community and are proud of the projects in which we have been privileged to coordinate and participate. By creating opportunities for people who need jobs to train and network with businesses that are looking for new hires, we facilitate personal empowerment and economic betterment for the entire Southwest Washington area.

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In the Media

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

News Releases

2020

September

Sept. 2, 2020 – WSW partners with Career Karma to broaden access to tech careers
Sept. 4, 2020 – WSW Announces Board Officers
Sept. 11, 2020 – WSW secures more than $2.25 million to aid workers impacted by COVID-19
Sep. 17, 2020 – Employment support services slated for South Kelso and Highlands in Longview neighborhoods

August

Aug. 14, 2020 – WorkSource hosting statewide manufacturing virtual hiring event Aug. 19
Aug. 21, 2020 – WSW and WSU Vancouver partner to develop local talent

May

May 6, 2020 – WSW Partners with Comcast to Keep Vulnerable Populations Connected
May 28, 2020 – WSW and partners donate computers to families in need

April

April 14, 2020 – Where to find unemployment information

March

March 12, 2020 – March 19 Youth Career and Job Fair Postponed
March 17, 2020 – WorkSource offices temporarily converting to all-virtual service

January

January 15, 2020 – WSW will host youth career and job fair March 19

2019

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

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

In the Media

2020

Movers & Shakers – Board Officers + WSUV Intern
Vancouver Business Journal, September 8, 2020

Workforce SW WA partners with Career Karma to provide underrepresented populations access to tech training and careers
Vancouver Business Journal, September 2, 2020

Workforce Southwest Washington dedicates $150,000 for employment coordinator at WSU Vancouver
The Reflector, August 25, 2020

WorkSource hosting statewide Manufacturing Virtual Hiring Event Aug. 19
ClarkCountyToday.com, August 17, 2020

WorkSource hosting statewide Manufacturing Virtual Hiring Event Aug. 19
Vancouver Business Journal, August 14, 2020

Workforce system building talent pipeline for healthcare
Vancouver Business Journal, August 6, 2020

Workforce system building talent pipeline for healthcare
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, Business Connections, August 2020 (Page 12)

Opportunity to create new manufacturing processes in Vancouver
Vancouver Business Journal, July 8, 2020

Manufacturing moving forward through COVID-19
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, Business Connections, July 2020 (Pages 10-11)

Business groups to host Zoom call on manufacturing, COVID-19 risk
The Daily News, June 9, 2020

Washington wins second grant to support economic recovery from COVID-19
The Suburban Times, June 3, 2020

SummerWorks
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, Business Connections, June 2020 (Page 9)

State wins grant to help retrain laid-off workers for COVID-19 response
KOMO News, May 7, 2020

Workforce Southwest Washington partners with Comcast to keep vulnerable populations connected
ClarkCountyToday.com, May 7, 2020

Unemployed workers anxious about re-entering job market
KATU News, May 7, 2020

Childcare must be reinvented as part of economic recovery
Vancouver Business Journal, May 6, 2020

Washington wins federal grant to support economic recovery from COVID-19
Kent Reporter, May 5, 2020

Washington wins federal grant to support economic recovery from COVID-19
Seattle Press, May 5, 2020

Southwest Washington Contractors Association hosts first webinar for construction community
ClarkCountyToday.com, May 5, 2020

ESD112 accepting applications for paid summer work program
ESD112.org Website, May 5, 2020

Workforce system planning for recovery and reopening
Vancouver Business Journal, May 4, 2020

Return to construction in Clark County requires workarounds amid safety restrictions
The Columbian, May 1, 2020

Commercial contractors prepare sites for phase-one return to work
Vancouver Business Journal, May 1, 2020

Businesses impacted by COVID-19 can take advantage of programs
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, Business Connections, May 2020 (Pages 6-7)

Contractor safety webinar set for Friday
The Columbian, April 30, 2020

On Line Support names John Vanderkin VP Operations
Vancouver Business Journal, April 28, 2020

Record Job Loss Heightens Need for Job Centers to Go Virtual
Jobs for the Future (blog), April 2, 2020

Financial Relief Chief Topic in COVID-19-Focused Telephone Talk Led by Herrera Beutler
The Daily Chronicle, April 2, 2020

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler will hold a telephone town hall
ClarkCountyToday.com, April 1, 2020

Herrera Beutler to Host Telephone Town Hall With Public Health and Economic Assistance Experts on April 1
The Daily Chronicle, April 1, 2020

Job Hunting in the era of COVID-19
Vancouver Family Magazine, March 31, 2020

Jaime Herrera Beutler to host telephone town hall with public health and economic assistance Experts on April 1
ClarkCountyToday.com, March 30, 2020

Expert gauges COVID-19’s potential effect on Clark County’s job market
The Columbian, March 29, 2020

WorkSource offices temporarily converting to all-virtual service
Northern Kittitas County Tribune, March 18, 2020

WorkSource offices temporarily converting to all-virtual service
Whatcom Talk, March 18, 2020

WorkSource offices temporarily converting to all-virtual service
The Suburban Times, March 18, 2020

WSUV, other colleges help adults with some college but no degree
The Columbian, February 9, 2020

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

Building trades offer great career path
Vancouver Business Journal, January 31, 2020

Centralia College Names New Director of Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy
The Daily Chronicle, January 20, 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)

 

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