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

(May 2019, Source: ESD)


Spokane County Unemployment Rate

(May 2019, Source: ESD)


Total monthly job postings in Spokane County


Change over the same month in the previous year

(June 2019, 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



All industries and individuals are welcome, hiring for any type of job. Registration closes May 13 or when all spaces are filled, whichever is sooner.

Featured Initiative


New Talent Solutions Center

The Spokane Workforce Council is opening a talent solutions center on the WorkSource campus in early 2019. This will be the first WorkSource site dedicated solely to business services in the state of Washington.

The center will be located at 140 S Arthur St, Suite 300B. We are also opening an Event Center in the same office suite which will be available for trainings, networking events, and more.