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What We Do

WorkForce Central carries out the vision of the Chief Local Elected Officials and the Pierce County Workforce Development Council by coordinating, administering and advancing the work of the workforce development system, known as WorkSource Pierce.

How We Do It

We champion a comprehensive approach to workforce development as a vital component to a strong economy. We catalyze systemwide collaboration and work in conjunction with our partners to actively pursue investments in workforce development.

What is workforce development?

Employers need to hire the right workers, and workers need to build the right skillsets to get hired. WorkForce development happens when businesses, community leaders and other groups take specific actions to connect the dots between job seekers, training programs and employers.

Our Leadership

Chief Local Elected Officials. Elected officials from the City of Tacoma and Pierce County work together to craft targeted solutions to workforce challenges in our region. This governing board works in conjunction with the WDC by appointing members, approving budgets and adopting policies to guide its work.

Pierce County Workforce Development Council. The WDC strengthens the Pierce County economy by identifying skill gaps between jobseekers and employment opportunities, fostering data-driven decision making, and connecting workforce development partners into a cohesive, collaborative and effective network.

Its members represent the many facets our local economy: business, government, education, labor, community-based organizations and nonprofits.

WorkSource Certification

The Workforce Development Council certifies organizations to affiliate with the WorkSource Pierce brand.

WorkSource logo When a job seeker, worker or business walks into a job center looking for help, they deserve excellent service. The WorkSource brand serves as a stamp of excellence they can easily recognize to offer a high-quality experience. Certification is the process by which organizations demonstrate their ability to meet the complex demands of today’s job seekers. Click here to learn more or apply.

IMPACT Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Tue 22

WDC Youth & Young Adult Services Committee

August 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Sep 12

WDC Coordinating Committee Meeting

September 12 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sep 21

WFC Executive Board Meeting

September 21 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Sep 21

Workforce Development Council (WDC) Meeting

September 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sep 26

WDC Youth & Young Adult Services Committee

September 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Oct 10

WDC Coordinating Committee Meeting

October 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Recent Tweets

  • Here they are, the most recent #BankWorks graduates. #wkdev https://t.co/3Jt2GYx8vr 2 days ago
  • BankWork$ founder Les Biller giving the keynote speech at today's graduation. https://t.co/wqmoQ4kTnb 2 days ago
  • Ready for another  @BankWorksOrg  graduation. Classes from Tacoma, Lakewood and Seattle are graduating today. https://t.co/LeQlXPwAKS 2 days ago

Monthly Employment Report

workforce data snapshot for the month of May

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