Building a Skilled Workforce
Skilled Employees ◆ Thriving Businesses ◆ Strong Community
Building a Skilled Workforce
Skilled Employees ◆ Thriving Businesses ◆ Strong Community
Building a Skilled Workforce
Skilled Employees ◆ Thriving Businesses ◆ Strong Community

We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to elevate local workforce efforts with critical insights, researched guidance, innovative funding, and strategic partnership – so that we can cultivate a flourishing Spokane, together.

Spokane County Total Labor Force
261,692
Spokane County Total Labor Force
(July 2020, Source: ESD)
Spokane County Unemployment Rate
11.4%
Spokane County Unemployment Rate
(July 2020, Source: ESD)
Total monthly job postings in Spokane County
5,021
Total monthly job postings in Spokane County
(+389)
Change over the same month in the previous year
(August 2020, Source: Burning Glass)

Skilled Employees

We are committed to helping people explore careers, improve skills, and find jobs. We provide funding and oversight for Spokane’s WorkSource System, a robust network of agencies engaged in matching job seekers to careers.

Adult Job Seekers

WorkSource Spokane is the only comprehensive one-stop career center for adults in the area, offering referrals, workshops, career counseling, and more.

Youth Job Seekers

Founded in 2007, the Next Generation Zone is the Spokane area’s only career center for young adults. Next Gen combines education, career skills training, and community and employment resources in one place.

Thriving Businesses

From labor market intelligence to hiring events, from job matching to customized training, our Talent Solutions Team provides a myriad of services to Spokane-area businesses. We identify and closely study local targeted industries, supplying the latest data and insights so that businesses can be on track for the future.

Strong Community

Workforce development is a key component of economic growth. We are the leading resource for workforce development professionals. From policy creation to training, we are building a stronger community.

We provide leadership and guidance for more than 100 workforce professionals, helping workers find sustainable jobs.

Featured Event

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Talent Solutions Center Grand Opening

Join us for the grand opening of a new space dedicated to helping area businesses thrive by offering a myriad of services to help them transform the way they attract and regain employees. December 11, 2019

Featured Initiative

Career Explore Northwest

The SWC has partnered with KSPS to provide the data for their Career Explore Northwest initiative, an interactive website to introduce young people to career opportunities in our region.
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