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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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AWB Honors Wagstaff, Inc., with an Outstanding Washington Employer Award

The Association of Washington Business (AWB) presented Wagstaff, Inc., with its Washington Achieve Award on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at its annual Evening of Excellence. The award recognizes a business that has excelled in creating, implementing, or supporting a high-caliber education and/or workforce development system aligned with closing the employment gap. Dr. Wade Larson, Chief …

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Spokane Workforce Council recipient of 2020 WIOA Trailblazer Award from the National Association of Workforce Boards

Spokane, WA – The Spokane Workforce Council (SWC) has been presented with the 2020 WIOA Trailblazer Award by the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB). The WIOA Trailblazer Award recognizes a local workforce development board that has been a leader in adopting the system changes envisioned in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 …

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Spokane Workforce Council and local partners serve those in need during the COVID-19 outbreak

SPOKANE, WA: The Spokane Workforce Council (SWC) funds and directs the WorkSource System in Spokane, including WorkSource Spokane, the Spokane Resource Center, the Next Generation Zone and the Talent Solutions Center, which collectively are known as the Spokane WorkSource Campus. Due to the social distancing measures necessary to slow the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak …

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National Apprenticeship Week – New Video and Website!

November 13, 2019 In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week, taking place November 11-15, the Spokane Workforce Council has launched a video in partnership with Career Explore NW from KSPS. The video highlights various apprenticeship opportunities available throughout Spokane County. From trades to healthcare, take an in-depth look at how apprenticeships can provide valuable paid training …

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TANF WORKS

WorkSource Spokane highlighted in DHHS Brief

A series of case studies commissioned by the federal Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Family Assistance highlight the innovative coordination strategies of TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) programs in serving low-income and vulnerable populations. Spokane was highlighted in the first report of the series, …

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