Due to the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order issued by Gov. Inslee, WorkForce Central offices are closed to the public. WorkForce Central staff will continue to work remotely and respond to emails and phone calls.


WorkForce Central is committed to providing the best service possible to our partners and community during this uncertain time. See WorkForce Central’s updates regarding COVID-19 here.

Our New CEO has been announced!

The WorkForce Central Executive Board has chosen Katie Condit as the new Chief Executive Officer for WorkForce Central.

Partnering in pursuit of

Greater economic vitality for all

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 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

Nov 03

WDC Business Services Committee

November 3 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Nov 18

WFC Executive Board Meeting

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Nov 19

Workforce Development Council (WDC) Meeting

November 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dec 01

WDC Business Services Committee

December 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dec 16

WFC Executive Board Meeting

December 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Dec 17

Workforce Development Council (WDC) Meeting

December 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Monthly Employment Report

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