2022 Report

November 2021 – August 2022

The Hire Pierce County: Next Gen young adult internship program had a positive impact on both young adults and businesses across Pierce County. The program engaged young adults through career-building experiences and a direct connection to the workforce with a focus on helping interns gain the skills and training needed to succeed in various industries. The paid internship placements supported businesses throughout Pierce County in bolstering their workforce while recovering from the pandemic.

Young Adult Profile


Young Adults placed into paid internships


Young Adults enrolled in the program

Race & Ethnicity

(Enrolled Young Adults)


(Enrolled Young Adults)


(Enrolled Young Adults)

Employer Profile


Employers were onboarded into the program


Employers received an intern

Industries Represented

(Employers who received an Intern)

The Results


Hours worked by interns for local businesses


In wages paid to interns and saved by businesses


Young Adults were/will be hired by their Internship Sites

Participating Employers

Complete list of all employers that received an intern.

  • Academy of Busy Bees LLC
  • Agility, LLC
  • All Access Doggy Daycare and More
  • Altheimer Memorial Church
  • AMES International Inc
  • Anna Childcare center
  • Black Fleet Brewing
  • Blk Sunflower
  • Bright Ide Acres
  • Caring With Compassion Community
  • City of University Place
  • Clean Food Farm
  • Cohasset Gifts & Garden
  • Craft Theory
  • Crescent Moon Gifts LLC
  • Dollhouse Salon
  • Eight Twenty-Eight Consulting
  • Full Moon Flea Market
  • Godfather’s Pizza
  • Greater Life Church
  • Harbor WildWatch
  • Hooligan CrossFit
  • Hulk Construction LLC
  • Just Like Home Daycare Center
  • Kaleidoscope Family Gym
  • Katie Dean Art
  • Keller Williams Tacoma
  • Lakewold Gardens
  • Lorene’s Place II
  • Love Lurra
  • Lumpia Love
  • Maggie Morales LLC
  • Mattice Beauty Supply
  • Megan R Miller DDS PS
  • Multicultural Child & Family Hope Center
  • Nallayer Studios LLC
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Paint By A Girl
  • Print NW
  • Push for Dreams
  • RAIN Incubator
  • Rebuilding Together South Sound
  • SA Studio
  • Salon Ish
  • Snapology
  • Sound Balance Physical Therapy PLLC
  • South Sound Lashes
  • Tacoma Rescue Mission
  • Tacomaprobono Community Lawyers
  • Tax Centers of America
  • The Five2Five Wedding & Event Venue
  • Tidy Vibe Cleaning LLC
  • Undeniable Bajinya
  • Velvet’s Big Easy
  • WayOut Kids
  • Wolf Camp & School of Natural Science at Blue Skye Farm
  • Young Black & Brilliant
  • Zeta-Maya Entertainment LLC
  • ZEVA

Plans After Program


Young Adults were or will be hired by their Internship Site


Young Adults found employment with an external employer


Young Adults will be looking for employment


Young Adults will be returning to high school or pursuing post-secondary education



Participants by Location

Young Adults   Employers

Success Stories

Special thanks to Pierce County for funding Hire Pierce County: Next Gen

A partnership of WorkForce Central, Pierce County, and Goodwill

Hire Pierce County: Next Gen is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Washington Relay Service: 711.

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