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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. Get the latest news and insights from Workforce Southwest Washington, below!

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2024

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2023

 

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In the Media

2024

WorkSource has money available for employee training
The Columbian, May 16, 2024

Workforce Southwest Washington to hold business workshops
The Columbian, May 16, 2024

Spring Resource Event for Youth
Wahkiakum County Eagle, May 8, 2024

Workforce development provides cornerstone of economic growth
Kelso Longview Chamber “Business Connection”, May 7, 2024 (Page 13)

WSU Vancouver to present five top awards at 2024 Commencement
Washington State University Vancouver, April 15, 2024

NEXT Center helps young adults learn the ropes
KOIN-TV, April 8, 2024

Inslee Signs Bill Aimed At Reducing Poverty
The Seattle Medium, April 3, 2024

Training funds available for Black, Indigenous and Latinx owned or operated businesses
Kelso Longview Chamber “Business Connection”, April 2, 2024 (Page 6)

Free SW WA program to help retain staff with kids
Daily News, March 11, 2024

Foundation event connects students with alumni, other professionals
Clark College, Career Connections, March 8, 2024

Workforce Southwest Washington’s new draft highlights economies of Cowlitz, Clark, Wahkiakum counties
Daily News, March 5, 2024

5 ways WorkSource can help job seekers in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties 
Kelso Longview Chamber “Business Connection”, March, 2024 (Page 6) 

Helping Hands: Children’s Home Society and Childhaven merge to become Akin
Vancouver Family Magazine, March, 2024

Employers play key role in moving low-income residents to family-wage jobs
Vancouver Business Journal, February 28, 2024

Unemployment and WorkSource: How we work together
Kelso Longview Chamber “Business Connection”, February 2024 (Page 6)

Washington wages warm up: Minimum wage rises in 2024
Kelso Longview Chamber “Business Connection”, January 2024 (Page 6)

2023

Vancouver career program Next prepares young adults 16 to 24 years old for future
The Columbian, December 28, 2023

Save big on training for in-demand careers!
Kelso Longview Chamber “Business Connection”, December 2023 (Page 4)

Southwest Washington’s regional economist Scott Bailey signs off after 33 years
The Columbian, November 25, 2023

Clark County Business Briefing
The Columbian, October 28, 2023

Share welcomes new board directors; Carlos Rodriguez-Vega of Grocery Outlet Orchards and Nolan Yaws-Gonzalez of Workforce Southwest Washington
Vancouver Business Journal, October 25, 2023

Subsidies available for nonprofits, women-owned and other businesses to hire student summer interns
Vancouver Business Journal, October 12, 2023

Future Leaders Project: Thomas’ Cybersecurity Internship at Edge
Edge Networks, October 2023

Workforce Southwest Washington adds new board members with local ties
The Daily News, September 15, 2023

Future Leaders Project: Johnny’s Marketing Internship at Edge
Edge Networks, September 2023

Is there a ‘September Surge’ in hiring in Clark County?
The Columbian, September 9, 2023

Employment growth in Cowlitz County drives business, report shows
The Daily News, September 7, 2023

XChange Recovery gives 10,000 pairs of socks to people living without homes
The Columbian, September 2, 2023

Longview biogas plant aims to bring jobs by 2024, reduce greenhouse gases
The Daily News, August 16, 2023

Commissioners handle business in under an hour
The Wahkiakum County Eagle, August 10, 2023

Cascade Park Community Library will host resource fair
The Columbian, August 8, 2023

WorkSource hosting hiring event on Aug. 16
Clark County Today, August 4, 2023

WSW investment helps leading long-term care provider train, advance and retain employees
Kelso Longview Chamber “Business Connection”, August 2023 (Page 7)

Letter: Help build local workforce
The Columbian, July 19, 2023

Workforce Southwest Washington helps train, retain health care workers
The Columbian, July 19, 2023

Clark County Council discusses economic development, workforce
The Columbian, July 12, 2023

Next Steps: Young Adults Find Support and Mentoring on Their Career Path
Vancouver Family Magazine, July 1, 2023

Five ways to get ready for the big interview
Kelso Longview Chamber “Business Connection”, July 2023 (Page 5)

Commissioners approve expenditures and requests
Wahkiakum County Eagle, June 22, 2023

WA business group hosts seminar about hiring people with substance-use disorders
The Daily News, June 2, 2023

Five Certifications that can increase your value to employers
Kelso Longview Chamber “Business Connection”, June 2023 (Page 6-7)

I-5 Bridge replacement will require strong labor pool in Clark County
The Columbian, May 30, 2023

Taking a bite out of food insecurity: partnership grows food distribution capacity
Kelso Longview Chamber “Business Connection”, May 2023 (Page 6-7)

Council for Homeless webinar to address homelessness
The Columbian, April 22, 2023

Five ways WorkSource can help job seekers in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum
Kelso Longview Chamber “Business Connection”, April 2023 (Page 10)

Economic Security for All program benefits local job seekers and businesses
Kelso Longview Chamber “Business Connection”, April 2023 (Page 6-7)

Letter: Help business, workers
The Columbian, March 28, 2023

Economic Security for All program benefits local job seekers and businesses
Vancouver Business Journal, March 27, 2023

Opinion: Economic Security for All program benefits local job seekers and businesses
Clark County Today, March 22, 2023

Clark County Business Briefing
The Columbian, March 18, 2023

Letter: WorkSource provides assistance
The Columbian, March 7, 2023

Vancouver woman finds independence, sobriety after moving to Safe Stay Community
The Columbian, March 1, 2023

Future Leaders Project aims to ‘help cultivate diverse leaders for our growing community’
Vancouver Business Journal, Feb 13, 2023

Grow your business by investing in employee training  – with help from Workforce grants
Kelso Longview Chamber “Business Connection”, February 2023 (Page 10)

Jobs rising in nation, Cowlitz County, but school leaders still stress education
The Daily News, February 3, 2023

Grant available for Southwest WA nonprofits, businesses to host paid interns
The Daily News, February 2, 2023

Subsidies available for nonprofits, women-owned, other businesses to host paid summer internships
Vancouver Business Journal, February 1, 2023

Grants open to Clark County businesses to host paid summer interns
The Columbian, February 1, 2023

Workforce Southwest Washington taking applications for employee training grants
The Columbian, January 17, 2023

Longview caregivers learn to build trust with dementia patients
The Daily News, January 16, 2023

Workforce Southwest Washington taking applications for employee training grants
The Daily News, January 16, 2023

Low wages, student debt create shortages in behavioral health workforce
Vancouver Business Journal, January 4, 2023

Foster Farms: ‘A Culture that nobody wants to walk away from’
Kelso Longview Chamber “Business Connection”, January 2023 (Page 8-9)

 

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