Bridging the gap between local employers and job seekers

WorkForce Central’s Business Solutions team assists employers with strategies and solutions to address today’s workforce needs, at no cost to you!


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support for your business

Business Consultations

A Business Solutions Team member will meet with you to assess your workforce needs and create a customized plan to identify and meet your workforce goals.

find qualified workers

Recruit Qualified Workers

We can connect active job seekers to your employment opportunities through our extensive network of organizations that work directly with individuals looking to enter or advance in the workforce.

train your workforce

Assistance for Workplace Training

We have programs that offer fully paid internships, on-the-job training wage reimbursements, and employee retraining grants to support the growth and development of your company and employees.

know the job market

Labor Market, Occupation, & Wage Information

We provide access to industry and occupational data to help you understand labor trends so you can identify demand, available workforce, and wage competitiveness in Pierce County.

retain your workforce

Layoff Prevention & Assistance

We offer services to employers to help prevent and/or minimize layoffs, and coordinate resource sessions to assist employees in navigating next steps if a layoff occurs.


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Additional Resources for Employers

WorkForce Central Data Profiles

Browse our Pierce County-specific data profiles and reports to get insights into the community where you live and work.

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Work Opportunity Tax credit

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

The WOTC is a federal tax incentive for employers to hire certain hard-to-place job seekers.

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Work Opportunity Tax credit


Provides flexibility for businesses to bring their employees back from unemployment with reduced hours.

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Work Opportunity Tax credit


A free online database that contains hundreds of occupational definitions and outlooks.

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Work Opportunity Tax credit

Workforce Explorer

Searchable labor market and employment statistics through Employment Security Department.

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Tacoma Work Opportunity Tax credit

Tacoma Work Opportunity Tax Credit

This five-year tax incentive encourages employers to add new employment positions to their workforce and hire individuals with a disability.

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