On Tuesday, May 5, we hosted our first “Workforce Development Recovery + Resiliency” online conversation. We provided business leaders with economic, labor market and unemployment data. The companies shared some of the challenges they’re facing as they make plans to reopen. Our goal was to begin to identify ways to support business needs as we coordinate our regional workforce development response.
View the Business presentation slides
- Chart to estimate weekly Unemployment Insurance benefits
- The U.S. Department of Labor national online dialogue to solicit ideas about challenges faced as businesses reopen and how best to help employers and workers reopen America’s workplaces safely. Share your feedback at https://openingworkplaces.ideascale.com/
- Is WorkSource still offering resume and Linked-In workshops?
- Yes. Workshops are available virtually. View the list at www.worksourceswwa.com.
- Does WSW have any resources to assist with PPE equipment?
- A participant shared this link: http://www.fablabeducation.org/masks/
- If we need assistance training staff to use tools for remote work, can WSW help?
- Thanks for raising this question. We are looking into how we might be able to support in the future – stay tuned.
These conversations will continue and we’ll be scheduling industry virtual meetings soon to discuss the specific needs of industries as they plan for reopening and bringing employees back to work.
To receive information about future meetings or if your business has questions about how to return employees to work, contact our Director of Business Services Darcy Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360.608.4949.
Please take our survey: How has your business been impacted by COVID-19 and what resources might you need to reopen and restore your workforce? Let us know by taking a brief survey.