Workforce Southwest Washington launches workshop series

To help companies meet the challenges of finding and keeping employees, Workforce Southwest Washington is launching a workshop series to enable employers to learn best practices from businesses that have successfully found and hired good employees, and hear from experts in employee recruitment and retention.

The first event on Feb. 28 is “Summer Jobs: A Strategy to Build Your Workforce.” It will take place 7:45-9:30 a.m. at CoLab at Boomerang, 808 Main St., Vancouver.

Workshops will be held every other month on different dates in both Clark County and Cowlitz County.

Clark County dates and topics are:

Feb. 28 – Summer Jobs: A Strategy to Build Your Workforce
April 17 – Managing the Generation Gap in the Workplace (location: Ilani Casino Resort)
June 28 – Finding Employees in a tight labor market
Aug. 16 – Tips & tricks for finding and keeping great workers
Oct. 18 – When your best workers retire … what do you do now?

There is no cost to attend, however, space is limited and registration is required at (for the Feb. 28 Clark County event) or go to and search for “Workforce Southwest” and choose the event in Clark County or Cowlitz County.

Joanna Yorke-Payne
Joanna Yorke is the managing editor of the Vancouver Business Journal. She has worked in the journalism field since 2010 after graduating from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. Yorke worked at The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground for six years and then worked at and helped start

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