(re)Employ Spokane: A Campaign Welcoming Unemployed Workers Back to the Workforce

Spokane, WA – The Spokane Workforce Council (SWC), WorkSource Spokane, and area businesses are partnering to launch (re)Employ Spokane, a campaign to help individuals whose careers have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign will direct individuals to immediate job openings, short-term career training opportunities, or postsecondary degree programs to pursue in-demand careers in Spokane County.

WorkSource Spokane’s professional career coaches will guide unemployed individuals to recognize their existing skills and how to transfer them to a new job, identify certificate-based, short-term training programs that can lead to in-demand employment opportunities, or target a career pathway that can be achieved through attaining a degree offered by our local community colleges and universities.

Local businesses are also participating in the campaign and want the public to know their companies are hiring right now. With over 5,000 new jobs posted in the month of November, the SWC is promoting these job openings and helping community members get connected immediately.

Visit (re)Employ Spokane’s campaign webpage at worksourcespokane.com/reemploy to learn more about the tools and resources available to assist members of our community as they develop their next career pathway. All services are free of charge, and scholarship funding may be available for some training programs.

Throughout the pandemic, unemployment insurance beneficiaries have been supported by federally funded Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC). However, these programs are set to expire in March of 2021, so job seekers are encouraged to take immediate advantage of the career development services offered by WorkSource Spokane to prepare for their successful transition back into the workforce. To access this support, contact a career coach at WorkSource Spokane via telephone at (509) 532-3120 or email at WSSpokane@esd.wa.gov.

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The Spokane Workforce Council (SWC) and its career development and community service centers (WorkSource Spokane, Next Generation Zone, Spokane Resource Center, and Talent Solutions by WorkSource Spokane) are the local workforce development authorities and provide assistance to the community through employment resources and support. As a partner of the American Job Center Network, the SWC and its one-stop centers are equal opportunity employers/programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Washington Relay 711.

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