Linda Nguyen, Staff to the Chief Local Elected Officials

Linda Nguyen is the Chief Executive Officer for WorkForce Central and chief staff to the Pierce County Workforce Development Council (WDC). As such, she oversees all facets of the organization, including strengthening partnerships to enhance the local workforce development system.  Her primary focus is to ensure that our residents gain skills to fill available family wage jobs and ensure that our local businesses are able to find qualified talent to be globally competitive.

Nguyen has 25 years of experience in all aspects of workforce development, beginning as youth case manager and advancing through program management and development, planning and compliance, department lead, and funds acquisition. She holds a Baccalaureate degree from the University of Puget Sound and is a board member of the Tacoma Pierce County Economic Development Board, Chair of United Way of Pierce County, board member of Geneva Foundation and the U.S. Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council. She is also active on multiple college and K-12 advisory committees.