Across every industry and every community, our economic landscape has been altered by workforce challenges and shortages.


Earning a Nursing Assistant Certification (CNA) will open the doors to many career pathways and opportunities within the healthcare sector. This free two-phase program is for entry-level job seekers to start a career in the medical field.


Hire Pierce County aims to connect businesses and job seekers in Pierce County through job fairs, internships, and more.


This report demonstrates how wage disparities by gender and race show up in our Pierce County economy and highlights steps employers can take to shift policies and practices that perpetuate these gaps.

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 system-wide collaboration and work in conjunction with our partners to actively pursue investments in workforce development. Watch the video below to learn more.

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 of 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.

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!

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Upcoming Events

Thu 18

Hire Pierce County Virtual Job Fair

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oct 13

Pierce County Workforce Development Board

October 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Nov 17

Hire Pierce County Virtual Job Fair

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dec 08

Pierce County Workforce Development Board

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Pierce County Employment Report

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