FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 8, 2015
Strategic Communications Manager
Phone: 206-448-0474 ext. 3014
The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDC) is pleased to announce the release of the WorkSource Seattle-King County Connection Site Application - The WDC will expand the opportunity to be a WorkSource Seattle-King County Connection Site to other King County organizations, beginning January 8, 2015.
WorkSource Seattle-King County is the local one-stop system of employment and training offices that includes a Full Service WorkSource Center in Renton, 7 WorkSource affiliate sites, and 16 WorkSource Connection Sites. Through partnerships with local employers, the WDC identifies skills gaps in high-demand occupations, and invests in training and apprenticeships that allow workers to learn new skills without paying high costs. Last year, WorkSource Seattle-King County served over 12,000 jobseekers each month.
The WDC aims to identify local organizations interested in joining WorkSource Seattle-King County’s system as Connection Sites. WorkSource Connection Sites offer dedicated online access to WorkSource resources and services. Designed primarily to provide self-service information via internet links, WorkSource Connection Sites serve jobseekers by providing access to information about employment resources and services as well as training opportunities available throughout King County and Washington State.
The WDC is excited to extend this opportunity to more community organizations in order to further WorkSource Seattle-King County’s services and reach to jobseekers and workers throughout King County. WorkSource Connection Sites are non-financial partnerships between community organizations and WorkSource that enable jobseekers to find resources that will help them find jobs and reach self-sufficiency. To see a list of current WorkSource Seattle-King County Sites and WorkSource Seattle-King County Connection Sites, visit http://www.worksourceskc.org/.
Interested organizations may apply online on an ongoing basis beginning January 8, 2015. The WDC will offer a webinar on January 14, 2015 at 11:00am-12:00pm for interested parties. To register for the webinar, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit our funding opportunities page for additional information about this fantastic opportunity. For any other questions, please contact WDC Project Manager, Liesel Schilperoort, at email@example.com.