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

workforceNERD. thePODCAST.

It’s here – our first video podcast! Subscribe and NERD out with us as we discuss vital workforce development initiatives and share the ways we help our customers combat barriers to their career goals.

We’re absolute NERDS about workforce development and hope you join us as we release new episodes weekly.

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

October 2022. Source: Employment Security Department

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Unemployment Percentage

October 2022. Source: Employment Security Department

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Total Monthly Job Postings

October 2022. Source: Lightcast

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Total Job Postings Change

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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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7,639
Total monthly job postings in Spokane County
+988
Change from the same month in the prior year
(September 2022, Source: Lightcast)

Spokane’s workforce system is a national leader in providing customer-centered solutions to individuals in search of a career pathway, to local businesses that want to meet with local talent, and to social and human service seekers hoping to achieve financial freedom. Our award-winning integrated service delivery model allows our partners and service providers to meet the community’s workforce development needs consistently and cohesively.

Aerial View of the WorkSource Spokane One-Stop Campus

One Campus,
One Stop!

The collection of our one-stop centers are known as the WorkSource Spokane One-Stop Campus and includes WorkSource Spokane, Talent Solutions by WorkSource Spokane, Next Generation Zone, and the Resource Center of Spokane County

Our centers are equal opportunity employers/programs and proud partners of the American Job Center Network.

Skilled Employees

The SWC is 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 Career Seekers

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

Young Adult Career & Education 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 or 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.

Labor Market Intelligence

Our Business and Industry Analyst carefully analyzes changes and trends within the regional labor market and economy and provides workforce data, trends, and future projections to inform businesses to make great decisions.

Business Consultants

Talent Solutions by WorkSource Spokane is our workforce system’s team of business consultants that specialize in helping employers find the right talent by partnering with many local agencies and organizations to develop the best long-term strategy and build a robust talent pool.

 

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.

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.

Affiliated Connection Sites

Throughout Spokane County, seven additional organizations in over 20 locations partner with us to deliver the same quality customer service that meets the community’s workforce needs.

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.

NEWS

🚨 IT'S HERE 🚨 "workforceNERD. thePodcast." 2-episode premiere. 🎙 🎥 🤓 Watch, subscribe, and tell us what you think about our first video podcast. New episodes will be released weekly!
#workforceNERD #WorkforceDevelopment #podcst #YouthDevelopment
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKUcP4o8YDDGDNC86PEu_tA22xNazgVwb

Our newest #WorkforceWednesday segment features Next Generation Zone leaders, Kevin Williams & Terrance Nixon, as they reflect on helping 1,000 young adults earn their GEDs at their young adult employment & education one-stop center.
#workforceNERD
https://www.fox28spokane.com/workforce-wednesday-celebrating-1000-ged-graduates/

Congratulations Elijah Halvorsen on becoming the Next Generation Zone's 1000th GED graduate! Next Generation Zone directors Kevin Williams and Terrance Nixon will be featured on Fox 28's Good Day Nov. 30th #WorkforceWednesday program to celebrate the occasion. #workforceNERD

COO Dawn Karber and VP of Systems Advancement Kevin Williams delivered donuts to our 3 one-stop centers to thank the hard-working staff that meets our customers' workforce development needs. We're all so grateful for the commitment to our community.

#workforceNERD #thanksgiving

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