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S.W. Washington Workforce Development Council to get $325K to help long-term jobless

The Columbian
Published: May 13, 2014, 5:00pm

The state is directing $4 million in federal funds for long-term unemployed workers to Washington’s 12 local employment assistance programs, including the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council, Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday.

The money will assist 1,300 workers in finding jobs, the governor’s office said in a news release.

Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council will receive $325,000 from the federal program. The council and its WorkSource programs serve Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties.

Local workforce development councils will deliver services to the long-term unemployed through local WorkSource facilities. WorkSource is a statewide partnership of state, local and nonprofit agencies offering employment and training services for job seekers and employers.