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News Releases

2021

September

September 2, 2021 – Events September 9 and 10 to aid job seekers and individuals needing resources

July

July 13, 2021 – Workforce Southwest Washington awarding grants to companies for employee training and interns
July 14, 2021 – SummerWorks program providing 80 youth with summer jobs
July 27, 2021 – Workforce Southwest Washington Hires Summer Intern from WSUV’s Future Leaders Project

May

May 20, 2021 – Workforce Southwest Washington CEO Stepping Down to Support Family Move
May 26, 2021 – Manufacturing Virtual Hiring Fair May 26

April

April 7, 2021 – Healthcare Virtual Hiring Fair April 21
April 27, 2021 – WSW partners with LinkedIn Learning to meet business skills needs and provide 500 job seekers online training options

January

January 20, 2021 – WorkSource Hosting Virtual Hiring Event January 27
January 22, 2021 – Childcare crisis hits businesses in Cowlitz County

2020

December

December 22, 2020 – Expanded job and training resources available for Cowlitz County youth

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 a youth career and job fair on March 19

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

In the Media

2021

Should your business host an intern from a local school?
Oregonian, September 12, 2021 (Page 8)

Youth summer Jobs are good for business
Kelso Longview Chamber “Business Connection” September 2021 (Page 10)

Movers & Shakers – Mandipa Masike
Vancouver Business Journal, August 2, 2021

Taking steps toward economic recovery and business growth
Kelso Longview Chamber “Business Connection” August 2021 (Page 10)

SummerWorks program providing 80 youth with summer jobs
Vancouver Business Journal, July 15, 2021

Workforce SW WA to provide grants to companies for employee training, internships
Vancouver Business Journal, July 13, 2021

Workforce resources available to assist manufacturing companies
Kelso Longview Chamber “Business Connection” July 2021 (Pages 10-11)

Castle Rock schools to open child care center
Daily News, June 14, 2021

A vision for the future of workforce: Economic mobility through an equitable recovery
Kelso Longview Chamber “Business Connection” June 2021 (Page 8)

Virtual hiring fair held today
Daily News, May 26, 2021

READOUT: U.S. Conference of Mayors Meets with U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh to Discuss Investing in America’s Workforce
U.S. Conference of Mayors, May 4, 2021

Key focus of new workforce strategic plan is business growth and recovery
Kelso Longview Chamber “Business Connection” May 2021 (Page 8)

Workforce SW WA partners with LinkedIn Learning to meet business skills needs and provide 500 job seekers online training options
ClarkCountyToday.com, April 29, 2021

Healthcare virtual hiring fair planned
Columbian, April 20, 2021

Aerospace company coming to Port of Camas-Washougal
Columbian, April 16, 2021

Aerospace company headed to Washougal
Camas Post-Record, April 15, 2021

Healthcare Virtual Hiring Event
ClarkCountyLive.com, April 14, 2021

WorkSource to host Healthcare Virtual Hiring Fair April 21
ClarkCountyToday.com, April 8, 2021

Get a head start on job hunting now
Kelso Longview Chamber “Business Connection” April 2021 (Pages 14-15)

Cowlitz County unemployment rates drop, extended federal benefits secured
Daily News, March 17, 2021

Collaboration of Workforce boards and business is key to equitable recovery
Kelso Longview Chamber “Business Connection” March 2021 (Page 14)

Child care system ‘crippled’ by pandemic, needs ‘influx of resources’ to survive; Cowlitz County better than neighbors
The Spokesman-Review, February 5, 2021

Child care system ‘crippled’ by pandemic, needs ‘influx of resources’ to survive; Cowlitz County better than neighbors
The Daily News, February 4, 2021

Collaboration of workforce boards and business is key to equitable economic recovery
National Association of workforce Boards (NAWBlog) February 4, 2021

New faces joining health care workforce
Clark College “Clark 24/7,” February 1, 2021

The business case for childcare
Kelso Longview Chamber “Business Connection” February 2021 (Page 14)

Our Vital Role in Creating Positive Change and Propelling Economic Recovery
Columbian, January 31, 2021

Community members selected for I-5 bridge replacement steering group
The Reflector, January 25, 2021

Market Survey: Looking at a Better 2021
Western Roofing Magazine, January 25, 2021

WorkSource Hosting Virtual Hiring Fair to be held Jan. 27
ClarkCountyToday.com, January 20, 2021

Members confirmed for Interstate 5 Bridge replacement group
Columbian, January 20, 2021

Goodwill, Workforce Southwest Washington program expands youth work services
The Daily News, January 8, 2021

Expanded job training and employment services available for Cowlitz County youth
Kelso Longview Chamber “Business Connection” January 2021 (Page 14)

2020

Commerce awards second round of grants to 24 collaborative projects addressing child care crisis in communities statewide
Department of Commerce, December 30, 2020

Accomplished & Under 40 – Narek Daniyelyan
Vancouver Business Journal, December 15, 2020

Patient engagement improvements made, but healthcare workforce challenges remain
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, December 2020 (Page 12)

Increasing equity and access to workforce services
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, November 2020 (Page 12)

Workforce collaborative connects job seekers to competitive manufacturing industry
Portland Business Journal, October 30, 2020

LCC announces appointment to board of trustees
Wahkiakum County Eagle, October 15, 2020

New employment engagement coordinator presents future career paths for students
VanCougar Magazine, October 5, 2020

WSW secures grant for services to support South Kelso and Highlands neighborhoods
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, October 2020 (Page 12)

Kelso City Councilmember Mike Karnofski joins LCC Board of Trustees
The Daily News, September 29, 2020

People in Business – WSW Board Officers + Summer Intern
Columbian, September 20, 2020

Workforce Southwest Washington gets funding for virus worker relief
Capitol Buzz, September 18, 2020 (Business, Economy & Labor section)

Workforce Southwest Washington gets funding for virus worker relief
Columbian, September 18, 2020

Local job training groups get more than $2.2M to help workers
The Daily News, September 15, 2020

Workforce Southwest Washington secures more than $2M to aid workers impacted by COVID-19
ClarkCountyToday.com, September 15, 2020

Workforce SW Washington secures more than $2 million to aid workers impacted by COVID-19
Vancouver Business Journal, September 11, 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

Opportunities to grow remote work in SW WA
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, September 2020 (Pages 12-13)

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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