We at Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council were pleased to read that fewer job seekers and more employers attended Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s, R-Camas, annual job fair. While this is good news and an indication of an improving economy, we understand many people have been looking for work for months, and others may have given up.
We urge individuals who did not find a job during the fair and those who are discouraged to go to WorkSource for no-cost assistance. WorkSource can help in myriad ways, from updating a resume to helping job seekers articulate their skills and abilities during an interview. Someone lacking a certificate showing expertise in her field may qualify for a grant to pay for training. No matter what level of employment is sought, WorkSource likely can help in some way to address barriers that may be holding people back from getting a job. And, of course, they can connect job seekers to companies that are hiring.
People who get help at WorkSource find jobs sooner and at higher pay than those who go it alone. Contact WorkSource at 360-735-4956 or stop by 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 5411 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Suite 15, in Vancouver. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain.