Workforce Development Council Snohomish County (WDCSC) has been awarded $150,000 in Rapid Response Additional Assistance funds from the U.S. Department of Labor to help as many as 700 aerospace workers affected by The Boeing Co.’s reduction in workforce, announced late April 2013 and taking effect May 2013.
Rapid Response Additional Assistance funds will be used May 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013 to assist with worker retraining and other job placement services. Response is being coordinated with IAM Joint Programs to ensure ease in access to services for dislocated workers.
“Employment specialists will work one-on-one with those workers who are determined to hone resumes, prepare to interview, and get connected with the local job market,” explains Sue Ambler, President and CEO of Workforce Development Council Snohomish County.
Snohomish County aerospace and advanced manufacturing suppliers are in need of skilled workers.
“We anticipate many separated workers will secure jobs quickly, building on Snohomish County’s economic growth and vitality. These funds will ensure we are able to provide efficient and effectives services to help our aerospace workers get back to work,” says Ambler.
Affected workers can access services at WorkSource Snohomish County locations.