Eco Map: Pierce County’s Workforce System

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Chief Local Elected Officials

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Workforce Development Board

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.

WorkForce central is an entity made up of 3 governing bodies the State, Pierce County and the City of Tacoma.


An interlocal agreement between the City of Tacoma and Pierce County provides the foundation for workforce development initiatives across Pierce County. Elected officials from the City of Tacoma and Pierce County, as well as a representative of business, form a governing board which works closely with and appoints members to the Workforce Development Council (WDC). together, their mission is to ensure the coordination of the WorkSource Pierce system making up the body of the Chief Elected Officials.

WorkForce Central

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Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

is an agreement  between the Pierce County Workforce Development Council (WDC), Chief Local Elected Officials serving on the WorkForce Central Executive Board, as a Workforce Development Council while we don’t offer direct services, we operate under the MOU’s agreed guidelines allowing us to collaborate with the following Agencies:

Community Organizations

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Educational Institutions

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WorkSource Pierce

WorkSource Pierce is a member of the nationwide system of American Job Centers. As a One-Stop Job Center, WorkSource Pierce houses multiple state and local partners who serveing the community by to meeting the complex needs of job seekers and businesses. WorkSource Pierce offers employment re-entry services, employment and training for job seekers, and job search assistance. Established in 2014, under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) WorkSource services are aligned and integrated to meet the needs of businesses and job seekers alike.  

Department of Vocational Rehabilitation

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) provides employment training and rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities.

Tacoma Office

Puyallup Office

WA State Employment Security Department (ESD)

Department of Labor and Industries

The Department of Labor and Industries (LNI) works with businesses to meet health and safety standards, as well as individuals who have experienced workplace injury.

Career Team

Career Team provides employment and training support to adults experiencing barriers to the workforce through funds made available through the WorkForce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).


ResCare Workforce Services provides employment and training services to young adults ages 16-25 experiencing barriers to the workforce through funds made available through the WorkForce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Job Corps

Job Corps provides opportunities to young adults through training programs throughout Washington State.

Clover Park Technical College

Clover Park General Education Degree (GED) instructors are co-located within WorkSource Pierce to provide training and assistance with post-secondary pathways.


Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) /TANF
Provides support to individuals and families by providing basic needs services and supplemental benefits.
Address: 1949 South State Street, Tacoma WA 98405
Phone: (253) 404-5500

Pierce College
Address: 1601 39th Ave SE, Puyallup, WA 98374
Phone: (253) 964-6500

Tacoma Community College
Address: 6501 South 19th Street Tacoma, WA 98466 
Phone: (253) 566-5000

Tacoma Community House
Address: 1314 S L St, Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: (253) 383-3951

Tacoma Rescue Mission
Address: 425 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: (253) 383-4493

Pierce County Rural Library District
Address: 3005 112th St E, Tacoma, WA 98446
Phone: (253) 548-3300

Department of Services for the Blind
Address: 949 Market St Ste 508, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: (253) 597-4417

Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region
Address: 714 South 27th Street, Tacoma, WA
Phone: (
253) 573-6577

Bates Technical College
Address: 2201 S 78th St, Tacoma, WA 98409
Phone: (253) 680-7400

United Way of Pierce County
Address: 1501 Pacific Ave Ste 400, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: (253) 272-4263

Tacoma Housing Authority
Address: 902 S L St, Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: (253) 207-4400

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