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Tacoma Works

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Resources for Job Seekers

Tacoma Works Partners

The greater Tacoma metro region is home to many job seekers eager to work on your next project. Please refer to the resources below to help you find local talent.


Reasons to Hire Local:

  • Vetting candidates is easier—you can conduct interviews in person and check references easily.
  • Talent retention—hiring local helps you build a team of workers who are invested in their community.
  • Apprenticeship programs are building the workforce of the future—as aging workers move on to retirement, there is an increase in demand for skilled workers to replace them. Younger workers are more likely to be nimble in finding living wage employment, but hiring apprentices in your company helps build loyalty and integrates those apprentices into a team where they can make a meaningful contribution. Apprentices learn from journey level workers who can pass down their expertise and help ensure that those skills live on in the next generation of workers.
  • Talent is available—Pierce County employs nearly 25,000 construction workers, and more local job seekers will be entering the construction fields as demand increases. The greater Tacoma area provides a variety of technical colleges and job training programs that produce talent ready and motivated to get on the job.
  • Make a difference in the community—when you hire local, you’re providing living wage jobs that help people take care of themselves and their families, building a stronger community.

Recruitment Resources:

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