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TACOMA, Wash. – The Pierce County Workforce Development Council (WDC) has unveiled its latest workforce strategic plan draft for the region, and is holding a community convening in October to share our plan for preparing local people for local jobs.

We want to hear from Pierce County community members.

Click here to read the WDC’s strategic plan draft.

Through federal legislation, the WDC is charged with leading and overseeing the local workforce development system in Pierce County, called WorkSource. This means that the WDC must ensure that the workforce development system provides exceptional services that include providing workers and job seekers with training and resources to help them find meaningful work, and helping Pierce County businesses recruit, screen and hire local talent to fit their needs.

There are individuals in Pierce County who historically have not been served as effectively or served at all by the workforce development system. The WDC has identified two important groups: young adults who are not working and are not in school, and adults without a high school diploma or equivalent.

Our goal is to effectively address the barriers these individuals face in accessing education and training and finding meaningful work that offers a living wage. You can help: Join us for a community conversation on Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. to learn about the strategic plan draft, ask questions and offer feedback.

WHO: Pierce County community members

WHAT: A discussion about the WDC’s strategic plan draft

WHERE: 3650 S. Cedar St., Tacoma, WA 98409

WHEN: Two sessions will be held Oct. 17:

  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • 3:30 to 5 p.m.

WorkForce Central 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.