Workforce System Response to COVID-19 – February 26 Report

Good news this week! We are seeing positive trends as the rates of new COVID-19 case decrease throughout the state and our region. Our labor market is also experiencing trends in the right direction as the transition to Phase 2 in the reopening plan has contributed to increased economic activity and less people seeking unemployment benefits for the first time. We learned this week that Spokane has experienced the 5th highest level of inbound growth in the U.S. over the January-November 2020 period, eclipsing cities that included Austin, TX, Charlotte, NC, and Charleston, SC. As the recovery picks up steam, we will continue to attract people from all over the country and that will help fuel our continued economic growth.

I am also happy to report that our WorkSource Center and Next Generation Zone have seen an uptick in the number of people seeking reemployment and career guidance services in the last month. Our workforce professionals are connecting more people to educational programs, including in person and online courses as well as on-the-job training and apprenticeship, to prepare them for a new job. 

If you are looking to refresh your skills or begin a new career, please reach out to us  (509) 532-3120 or visit to get started on your next steps.

We are stronger, together!

Article Source: Spokane Workforce Council