What We Do
Washington's employers play a significant role in shaping the state's education and workforce training systems to ensure they have the skilled workers they need.
Get even more details on our Employer Resource Page
Washington Business Hub--State portal for business information
for starting/owning a business
Washington Export Resource Center--Get resources to help you export
licenses, permits, inspections, taxes, business status, more.
Business Representatives on
the Workforce Board
Employer FAQs and Answers
Is your business struggling?
Find out how to prevent or manage layoffs.
Do your employees need additional skills or education?
Get help training your employees,
Interested in economic development?
See how your business can benefit.
Workforce & Economic Inventory by County
Industry Sector Contacts at Washington Department of Commerce
Washington's Small Business Liaisons (PDF)
Washington State Microenterprise Association supports state's microbusiness entrepreneurs.
Washington's 12 Workforce Development Councils help coordinate education, training and job placement for local employers and workers.
Centers of Excellence focus on key industries at community & technical colleges across Washington
Washington Workforce News offers weekly digest of state's key workforce issues.
Other Strategic Areas:
Learn more about this pioneering program designed to provide an on ramp for adult workers re-entering the education system.