News Flash

All News

Posted on: October 23, 2020

CARES Act partnership creates over 70 new paid job internships for young adults

A partnership between Pierce County Economic Development, WorkForce Central, and Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region has come together through a CARES Act initiative to create paid internship positions for young people in the community. The Recovery Corps young adult internship program has already formed over 70 positions across 44 local employers, offering a diverse range of positions. Young adults, within the ages of 16-25 in the Pierce County area who are seeking work experience and the opportunity to serve their community to stimulate social and economic recovery are encouraged to apply now

“This unique concept brings together a great partnership between the County, Goodwill, and Workforce Central to help young adults have internships and learn great work skills for the future,” said Betty Capestany, Pierce County Economic Development Director. 

This creative partnership will allow local young adults get the opportunity to partake in a meaningful and beneficial internship to kickstart their careers. The participating employers are excited to be offering robust and invaluable internship positions. 

“When unemployment spikes in the ways we have seen brought on by this pandemic, young people are disproportionately impacted in many ways,” said Katie Condit, WorkForce Central CEO. “WorkForce Central is proud to be partnering with Pierce County, Goodwill, and the dozens of employers stepping up to develop meaningful paid work experiences for the Pierce County Recovery Corps. No single entity can do this work alone, and the opportunities generated by these efforts demonstrate the power that comes from alignment.” 

Participants will work alongside nonprofits and other businesses in a paid work experience to support the organizations as they recover from the effects of COVID-19. The positions being offered include 20 hours of work per week, for a minimum of four weeks with a range of pay rates. Successfully hired interns will also receive success coaching to support planning for the future, earn certifications, and will add marketable skills to their resumes.

The positions also include safety training and necessary equipment provided. Transportation, work attire, and other support services are available. There are also opportunities to receive additional training, increased number of hours, and an extended duration of program.

“Goodwill is honored to partner with WorkForce Central to help youth and young adults develop the job skills and work experiences that are so important for gaining a foothold in today’s uncertain and challenging economy, and we are grateful to the many organizations that are offering employment opportunities that will support the revival of our community,” said Lori Forte Harnick, President & CEO of Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region.

Interested participants can apply here or for more information, email the Goodwill program at [email protected], or call 360-353-6660. 

 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in All News

District Court early closure on Nov. 18

Posted on: November 16, 2022
PCHS news

Calling all community service groups!

Posted on: November 9, 2022

November 2022 election at a glance

Posted on: October 20, 2022

General Election Logic and Accuracy Test

Posted on: October 14, 2022
Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention Awareness Day Event

Posted on: September 19, 2022

Primary Election at a glance

Posted on: July 12, 2022

Annual Donut Dash 5K returns

Posted on: May 24, 2022
Key Peninsula Giveaway

Key Peninsula Giveaway

Posted on: May 5, 2022

April 26 Special Election Results

Posted on: April 27, 2022

Get free at-home Covid-19 Tests

Posted on: January 18, 2022

2021 Tax Title Property Auction

Posted on: November 16, 2021

Fantasy Lights tickets go on sale Nov. 1

Posted on: October 27, 2021

General Election at a glance

Posted on: October 14, 2021

Apply for a historic preservation grant

Posted on: September 3, 2021

Primary Election at a glance

Posted on: July 15, 2021

Huge Creek receives new culvert

Posted on: June 21, 2021
medicaid pierceADRC

Learn the basics of Medicaid

Posted on: May 3, 2021

Tools and techniques to avoid scams

Posted on: February 17, 2021
talking with your doctor

Get the most out of your doctor visit

Posted on: January 29, 2021

Help shape the future of Orangegate Park

Posted on: December 15, 2020

Apply for a historic preservation grant

Posted on: November 24, 2020

Fantasy Lights opens Nov. 21

Posted on: November 17, 2020

District Court early closure, Sept. 16

Posted on: September 7, 2016
Labor Day

County observes Labor Day, Sept. 5

Posted on: September 2, 2016

Heat advisory notice and options

Posted on: August 18, 2016

Video News: Tourism Special

Posted on: August 18, 2016

Tips for staying safe on 4th of July

Posted on: June 30, 2016

Video News: Tourism Special

Posted on: June 2, 2016

Grandparenting has a new look

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Passing of Robin McKinney

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Jury duty scams on the rise

Posted on: April 8, 2016

Pierce County is looking to lease

Posted on: February 3, 2016

Board of Equalization seeks members

Posted on: January 13, 2016

Video News: Best of the last 10 years

Posted on: January 4, 2016

Video News: Best of 2015

Posted on: December 29, 2015
Treecycle image

Treecycle your Christmas tree

Posted on: December 22, 2015

Emergency Operations Center open

Posted on: December 9, 2015

Sheriff's Community Academy openings

Posted on: December 7, 2015

County observes Veterans Day

Posted on: November 9, 2015

Video News: The Trails of Pierce County

Posted on: October 9, 2015
CPR_Flyer.jpg

Free CPR Sunday event at Foss High School

Posted on: September 23, 2015

Video News: Best of the U.S. Open

Posted on: September 11, 2015

Parks and Recreation Touch A Truck event

Posted on: September 8, 2015

County observes Labor Day

Posted on: September 4, 2015

Police help seniors to be safe at home

Posted on: September 2, 2015

Sheriff's Community Academy openings

Posted on: July 28, 2015

Video News: Best of the U.S. Open

Posted on: July 16, 2015

Referendum qualifies for ballot

Posted on: July 10, 2015

Video News: Tourism Special

Posted on: July 6, 2015

County observes Independence Day

Posted on: July 2, 2015

Excessive heat advisory issued

Posted on: June 25, 2015

County observes Presidents' Day on Feb. 16

Posted on: February 13, 2015

Boundary Review Board seeks applicants

Posted on: February 12, 2015

Sheriff's Community Academy openings

Posted on: February 9, 2015

Road work postponed on 66th Avenue East

Posted on: February 6, 2015

County observes MLK on Jan. 19

Posted on: January 16, 2015

Volunteer for Civil Service Commission

Posted on: January 9, 2015

Learn how to use Social Security

Posted on: December 30, 2014

Video News: Best of 2014 Special

Posted on: December 29, 2014

Tips to treecycle your Christmas tree

Posted on: December 22, 2014

County offices closed Jan. 20

Posted on: January 17, 2014