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  • Learning the Language of Banking

    "Veterans have all these built-in skills to make them great at banking—they just need to learn the terminology of it.” -Mark Dederer, Executive Director of the Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation

    06/20/2017 10:21 AM

  • WorkSource Pierce Certification Offers Stamp of Excellence

    “When people turn to a WorkSource-affiliated organization, we want them to know they’re going to get the best help available,” said Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier. “That’s why we have updated and improved the certification process.”

    04/20/2017 9:28 AM

  • Have you found your summer job yet?

    JobFest is Washington state’s largest young adult career fair. Job seekers aged 16-24 are invited to engage with employers, learn about work opportunities and beef up their job-hunting skills by attending the event.

    04/18/2017 4:02 PM

  • State Farm Grant Continues to Link Youth with Local Businesses

    WorkForce Central invests in CareerLink Pierce County—a web-based tool that introduces students and young adults to career paths in a variety of fields.

    03/28/2017 10:37 AM

  • Pierce County’s Future Construction Talent to Compete in Olympia

    Not every student can say they’ve built a house by the time they graduate, but students at Rogers High School in Puyallup, the Pierce County Skills Center and Bates Technical College will.

    03/16/2017 4:09 PM

  • CALLING ALL YOUNG ADULTS: Ready to Make Some Money?

    The Largest Young Adult Career Fair in Washington is Bigger than Ever.

    03/07/2017 1:06 PM

  • Career and Technical Education Flourishes in Pierce County

    From high schools and career centers to community colleges, apprenticeship programs and four-year universities, Pierce County has more options than ever before to “skill up” and prepare for well-paid jobs at any point in their career.

    02/14/2017 10:55 AM

  • GRAND OPENING: WorkSource Pierce Opens New Hub for Job Seekers

    Job seekers, employers and community members alike are invited to drop by the Job Center on January 12 to enjoy light snacks and beverages while touring the facility, meeting experts and learning about hiring opportunities.

    01/09/2017 2:23 PM

  • Check out PCTV's coverage of Career Day

    Pierce County TV visited Career Day on November 17 to speak with participants and capture the excitement of the event.

    12/02/2016 2:47 PM

  • Changes Underway

    Notice anything different about our website? Over the next several weeks, we’ll be hard at work updating and improving our content to help you find the information you need. In the meantime, if you have trouble finding what you’re looking for, please let us know by clicking the “feedback” button near the right-hand side of just about any webpage.

    11/30/2016 11:48 AM

  • 48 Percent of Pierce County’s Workers Commute Outside the County

    Findings reveal the depth of commuter patterns in Pierce County – nearly half (48 percent) of the county’s workers commute outside of the county for work. As a result, the county has more workers than it has jobs, but employers who were interviewed during the studies report difficulty finding qualified candidates to fill local vacancies. Other key findings emerged through the studies.

    10/11/2016 3:06 PM

  • WorkForce Central to Release Comprehensive Data on Pierce County’s Workforce

    Trends in Pierce County’s workforce, key occupations with shortages, and supply and demand in the top six employment sectors will be part of a WorkForce Central report to the Pierce County Council on October 11.

    10/06/2016 9:01 AM

  • WorkForce Central Hosts Largest Career Day in Washington State

    More than 2,000 local teens will work with welding tools and hammers instead of pens and paper when they attend Pierce County Career Day on November 17.

    10/05/2016 9:19 AM

  • WorkForce Central Celebrates Workforce Development Week

    Through a career coaching partnership, 48 MultiCare Health System employees advanced their credentials last year across 15 different health care occupations.

    10/04/2016 8:50 AM

  • Public Private Partnership to Prepare Our Future Workforce

    Tacoma, WA – WorkForce Central (WFC) and State Farm have partnered to assist students and young adults complete secondary education and pursue post-secondary education that will lead to living-wage jobs. Nationally, over 5 million young people ages 16 to 24 are both out of school and out of work - a statistic with dire economic and social consequences.

    07/20/2016 3:32 PM