BUSINESSES BETTER OUR COMMUNITY

Businesses are an important part of our local economy. They provide jobs for our community members. They pay taxes that help fund public services. And, they provide essential services and goods – for us and for people around the world.

 

That is why we want them to succeed.

WE ARE INVESTED IN YOUR BUSINESS

Our experienced team has a deep understanding of who our workforce is and what skills they are capable of bringing to the table. If you are looking to grow and develop your own workforce, we can provide the training and resources you need to enhance their skillset so your business remains competitive. 

 

Interested in learning more about our programs and services? Check them out:

APPRENTICESHIP​

Are you losing valuable skilled workers to retirement? Learn more about upskilling a new generation of workers.

INCUMBENT WORKER TRAINING

Empower, train, and strengthen your current employees so that your business can stay competitive.

MANUFACTURING ACADEMY

Grow your workforce by hiring individuals with the technical skills and certifications to succeed in an entry level manufacturing position.

JOB FAIRS

Looking to network and expand your applicant pool? Learn more about upcoming hiring events and job fairs.

RAPID RESPONSE TO LAYOFFS

Do you foresee a closure and/or mass layoff? We can offer layoff options and help your employees with the transition.

LABOR MARKET DATA

We can identify key labor demographics and industry trends to help you make an informed business decision.

LOOKING TO RECRUIT? CONNECT WITH A LOCAL WORKSOURCE OFFICE.

Whether it is one employee or 200, our network can help you get the word out and recruit the right workers.

PARTNERS

Haven’t found what you are looking for? Here are other organizations that focus their efforts on helping you succeed as a business.

PODCASTS

South Central Works is SCWDC’s official podcast dedicated to discussing workforce challenges in Kittitas, Klickitat, Skamania and Yakima counties. Stay up to date with workforce issues while on the go. Each episode is less than 30 minutes in length!

E04: Consider Shared Work Instead of a Layoff

In this episode, you’ll hear about Washington State’s SharedWork program, and how it provides employers the opportunity to reduce hours instead of having to layoff employees. You’ll learn the eligibility requirements for the program and how it is a win for businesses, employers and communities.