July 20, 2020: The Spokane Workforce Council has been awarded $626,743 as part of a U.S. Department of Labor grant to serve businesses and workers affected by the COVID crisis. These funds will be used to support workers at businesses providing humanitarian aid and to help train people to acquire in-demand skills so they can quickly return to work. Although our local labor market remains relatively flat at this time, there are open job opportunities available right now and we have resources to help prepare for these and new jobs that will be created as we rebound. As detailed in the report, we also received a $500,000 grant from the City of Spokane to provide rental assistance to tenants. These two grants, totaling over $1.1 million, represent a significant investment we are helping to make in our community to stabilize and improve the lives of our residents. Click here to read this week’s full report.