The WDC is a data-driven workforce development board and grant-making organization supporting a strong economy and self-sufficiency for all.
We work throughout Seattle-King County, convening employers, jobseekers, youth, educators, labor groups and other nonprofits to find—and fund—solutions to workforce gaps.
Innovative research and qualitative knowledge within our region's most imperative industries helps the WDC gain a better understanding of local workforce needs to build strategies and fund workforce solutions. The WDC regularly publishes industry-based workforce trends, talent pipeline studies and sector panel information for the region.
Through a network of American Job Center one-stop locations, the WDC supports WorkSource Seattle-King County --offering effective employment and training services to job seekers and businesses through interagency partnerships, leveraged resources, and the delivery of services for all abilities of youth, adults and dislocated workers.
The WDC stewards federal and state workforce dollars through grants to community partners and government agencies working in Seattle-King County. A majority of funds are available through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, passed in 2014.
We regularly publish request for proposals or qualifications from the community as part of our commitment and duty to wisely invest these valuable resources.