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 by the Numbers

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Total Labor Force

August 2022. Source: Employment Security Department

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Unemployment Percentage

August 2022. Source: Employment Security Department

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Total Monthly Job Posting

August 2022. Source: Lightcast

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Total Job Posting Changes*

August 2022. Source: Lightcast
*Change over the same month in the previous year.

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264,428
Spokane County Total Labor Force
(August 2022, Source: ESD)
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4.4%
Spokane County Unemployment Rate
(August 2022, Source: ESD)
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8,083
Total monthly job postings in Spokane County
+1,371
Change from the same month in the prior year
(August 2022, Source: Lightcast)

One Campus, One Stop...

The WorkSource Spokane One-Stop Campus is Spokane County’s only integrated career destination for customers seeking employment, industry-related training, social services, and business-focused needs. No matter what your need may be, we have the professionals on campus to help you find the workforce development service, resource, or support you’ve been searching for.

The one-stop centers on our campus include WorkSource Spokane, Talent Solutions by WorkSource Spokane, Next Generation Zone, and the Resource Center of Spokane County

Skilled Employees

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

Adults 25 Years and Older

WorkSource Spokane is the only career center dedicated to adults in the area searching for their next employment opportunity, regardless of skills and experience.

> LEARN ABOUT WORKSOURCE SPOKANE

Young Adults 16- 24 Years Old

Next Generation Zone is the Spokane area’s only career center for young adults that want to explore career pathways. The center combines education, career skills training, and community resources in one place.

> LEARN ABOUT NEXT GENERATION ZONE

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

Earning family-supporting wages may not start with a résumé-writing workshop. Some community members have other significant barriers to overcome before searching for job opportunities.

Social Services

Resource Center of Spokane County is a unique blend of over two dozen community partner agencies in one center. Customers no longer have to navigate multiple stops throughout Spokane County to receive life-changing social services, resources, and support.

> LEARN ABOUT RESOURCE CENTER OF SPOKANE COUNTY

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.

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.

Young Adult Job Seekers

The Next Generation Zone is the Spokane area’s only career center for young adults. They combine education, career skills training, and community 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.

COO Dawn Karber guides partners through a tour of the Resource Center of Spokane County

Workforce
Wednesday

We’ve launched our #WorkforceWednesday series in partnership with Fox 28 Spokane. Each segment will keep the community informed and connected to all the services, resources, and support available at our WorkSource Spokane One-Stop Campus and WorkSource Connection Sites.

Workforce Wednesday airs each week on Fox 28’s Good Day program at 7:00 am.

Featured Event

Access Spokane Job and Resource Fair logo

Access Spokane Job & Resource Fair

Each October, in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Spokane Workforce Council partners with WorkSource Spokane, Spokane County, and DSHS Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to offer the Access Spokane hiring and resource event. This year we will be offering a virtual option on October 19 and are excited to return to in-person on October 20. 

Featured Initiative

Trade Up 2 Construction Launches in Spokane County

We are excited to partner with the Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors and WorkSource Spokane to cultivate the construction industry in Spokane County.

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