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New jobs now outpace quit rates in Spokane County

As leadership landscape changes, overall workforce levels are recovering   By Erika Bullock, reporter at the Spokane Journal of Business While turnover remains a challenge for businesses, workforce participation data shows employees are entering the labor market in greater numbers than those who quit, an indication that Spokane has recovered from the great resignation wave …

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Job openings surge in Spokane as remote work attracts more techies to Eastern Washington

By Charlotte Schubert, Reporter at GeekWire Michael McBride, our Business & Industry Analyst, contributes I.T.-specific labor market trends and insights about the growing industries in Eastern Washington. “We’re not necessarily outpacing traditional IT hotspots like Seattle or Portland, but we are absolutely growing faster than we ever have before,” said Michael McBride, business and industry analyst …

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A Blooming Workforce

By Mark Mattke, CEO Downtown Spokane is the economic and cultural epicenter of the Inland Northwest. The downtown economy is centered around growing sectors that include Healthcare, Education, Professional and Technical Services, Finance, and Transportation, that each contribute to the vitality of our region by offering good paying jobs and long-term career pathways for our …

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SWC Awarded New Grants to Support the Community

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Spokane, WA – The Spokane Workforce Council (SWC) has been awarded two grants from Spokane County United Way that will support two of our centers, the Next Generation Zone and the Spokane Resource Center. The Next Generation Zone provides innovative career and education …

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Job Search Activities Reinstated for UI Benefits

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Spokane, WA – The Spokane Workforce Council (SWC) is announcing that services are available across the WorkSource Spokane Campus to assist Unemployment Insurance (UI) recipients in completing the requirements of three weekly job search activities to remain eligible for  benefits.  As a part …

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(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 …

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