People in business
o The Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council has hired four new employees.
Justin Evers is the organization’s integration coordinator, a new position that will bring WorkSource’s employment services directly to individuals through organizations serving them. Evers worked for the Longview Police Department as a project manager, and more recently, with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where he assisted veterans in attaining employment.
Chelsea Jackson, youth initiatives manager, will develop strategies and programming in the community to expose youth to training and employment opportunities. Before joining the SWWDC, Jackson was transitions program coordinator at Innovative Services NW, assisting foster youth to transition to independent futures.
Lee Ann Lawrence, employer services manager, will assist employers with funding and training resources for existing employees and connect them with WorkSource services to recruit and hire skilled workers. She has a history of workforce development experience in the Portland metro region.
Julia Maglione, communications manager, is responsible for public relations, the organization’s websites, social media, development of printed materials, special events planning and collaborating with partners across the region to inform businesses and individuals of funding and employment training opportunities. Her prior positions include program manager in Clark College’s Corporate and Continuing Education department.