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WASHINGTON WORKFORCE ASSOCIATION

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Economic Security for All Expansion

Making an Impact: Economic Security for All (EcSA) Expansion

Like the rest of the nation, Washington state is experiencing a workforce gap - a gap that must be addressed with targeted funding to fill the workforce pipeline and support both workers and employers. 

Read up on the latest ACTION being taken in Washington in regards to the state's economic recovery in our new ACTION news category.

Who We Are

Washington Workforce Association is a nonprofit non-partisan membership organization consisting of Washington State's Local Workforce Development Boards. 

We provide information, training, tools, and recommendations to policymakers, workforce development professionals, Local Workforce Development Board members, and the community at large to help make informed decisions about how to invest in workforce strategies.

We represent and align Local Workforce Development Boards and WorkSource systems across the state and partner with statewide, regional and national agencies and community based organizations (CBOs), advocating for a coordinated, funded system focused on the needs of job seekers and businesses in our local communities.

What Is A Workforce Development Board?

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who we serve

Local Workforce Development Boards serve designated geographical areas and communities in rural, metro, and suburban areas, with dual customers who are:

Job Seekers

  • Youth
  • Adults
  • Dislocated Workers
  • Vulnerable Populations
  • Under Employed
  • Those of Varying Skill Levels
  • Those with Barriers to Employment

industry sectors

  • Businesses and Employers
  • Training for Existing Workforce
  • In-Demand Occupations
  • Retention

News and Insights

Pierce County Workforce Development Leader Katie Condit Closes Out Successful Year as Washington Workforce Association Board Chair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   UPDATED: 01/09/2024 Media Contact:                                                                                                    ...

We’re Hiring: Manager of Strategic Initiatives

Job Description:                  Manager of Strategic Initiatives  FLSA STATUS:                      Exempt ...

Washington Workforce Association’s Annual Fall Conference Put a Focus on Quality Jobs, Working Together to Strengthen Workforce Development Systems

                         Washington Workforce Association’s Annual Fall Conference Put a Focus ...

WWA Hires New Executive Director

John Traugott Chosen as Executive Director of the Washington Workforce ...

WWA Seeks Next Executive Director

We're Hiring! The Washington Workforce Association is seeking applications for ...

Workforce Development, Business Leaders Take Their Voices to Olympia

Workforce Development, Business Leaders Take Their Voices to Olympia On ...

Building Pathways, Making an Impact

Building Pathways, Making an Impact The Washington Workforce Association (WWA), ...

Washington Workforce Association Announces Departure of Executive Director Sandra Miller

Washington Workforce Association Announces Departure of Executive Director Sandra Miller ...

National, state leaders talk workforce solutions, infrastructure investment and inclusion at annual conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 16, 2022 Media Contact:                                                                                                                    ...

Economic Security for All Expansion

Making an Impact: Economic Security for All (EcSA) Expansion Like ...