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The Tacoma-Pierce County Workforce Development Council

The Tacoma-Pierce County Workforce Development Council is the trustee body of the Workforce Development System. The WDC works on behalf of and in coordination with the local elected officials in Pierce County. The Council represents a broad cross section of the local community, interested in workforce development issues and oversees the implementation, local planning and management of the federal Workforce Investment Act in Pierce County.

Mission: The Workforce Development System mission is to provide access to and enhance delivery of workforce development services for job seekers and businesses.

Vision: The vision of the Workforce Development System is of a prosperous community that will include:
    • Partnerships that foster economic development
    • The equal, active and deliberate development of value-added business services and quality workforce
    • Responsive, convenient, valuable, efficient, customer-focused services
    • Efficient leveraging of existing resources
    • Effective communication within and outside of the workforce system
Strategic Plan: Pierce County Local Integrated Plan 2013


Tacoma-Pierce County Workforce Development Council


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WorkForce News

Due May 9, 2014

Press Release: Community Comes Together for Young Adults at JobFest 2014
JobFest 2014 kicks off on Tuesday, April 15 from 2 to 5pm a the STAR Center.  Over 480 young job seekers have pre-registered for the event.

Press Release
JobFest, the largest young adult job fair in Washington for job seekers age 16 to 24, is happening next month at the STAR Center in Tacoma and there is still time for Pierce County area employers to sign-up to participate.

Tacoma Pierce County Workforce Development Youth Council
The WDC Youth Council release information related to the Youth Services RFP.  Youth Services RFP Timeline, Directions and Priorities are now available.

Tacoma Pierce County Workforce Development Youth Council
Tacoma-Pierce County Workforce Development Council (WDC) anticipates releasing a request for Proposals (RFP) for provision of Youth Services under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) specifications reinforced with county priorities this Spring

Workforce Investment Act 2013 Annual Report for WA
The new report from the WA Employment Security Department for WIA Program Year 2012

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For Veterans and Spouses

Major Employers List shows local recovery from recession

Team effort brings company to Puyallup

Trapped in Unemployment
CBS News' 60 Minutes piece on the long-term unemployed

Youth Internship Program Melds Work and School

Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21st Century

Career and Technical Education: Five Ways That Pay on the Way to the B. A.

KBTC Video on Workforce Demand
Developing people for the modern workforce.

WorkForce Central Featured on TV Tacoma's "CityScape"

Info to Access the Language Line

Sustainable Business Practice Report

Self Sufficiency Calculator
A unique resource for Pierce County residents

Millennials launch their careers later, while seniors delay retirement
Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce's newest report, Failure to Launch: Structural Shift and the New Lost Generation

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