WorkForce Central understands that workforce development and economic development are the touchstones of a prosperous community. Increased efforts to align workforce supply with industry demand, while also working to grow industries with living wage jobs,are essential to continue building a strong economy.

How We Support You

Economic/Workforce Development Integration

This provides a customized service to businesses looking to locate or re-locate in Pierce County. This service includes information about the local labor market, available training funds and incentives and comprehensive recruiting and pre-employment services to ensure employers have the qualified workers they require.

Veteran & Business Service

This is a partnership between the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce and WorkForce Central.  This service develops a veterans hiring program for businesses, while working with veteran assistance programs, streamlining the process for the employer.

Convene Industry Specific Skill Panels

WorkForce Central currently staffs two industry skill panels, which are public/private partnerships of business, labor and education working together to improve the skills of workers in industries vital to our economy. They are the Pierce County Health Careers Council and the Pierce County Construction Partnership for the healthcare and construction industries respectively.