We’ll Help You Write Your Success Story
Whether you’re jump-starting your career after leaving the military, retiring, or are a military spouse or dependent looking for flexible career options, West Sound Workforce can help. We leverage our relationships with employers and the local military to help veterans transition to the civilian workforce. We also participate in the state-wide YesVets program, designed to encourage employers to hire vets. We are active in Vet Tribe, a network of veterans, military spouses, and community members created to support veterans, transitioning service members, and military families in Kitsap and Pierce Counties.
West Sound Workforce has been a participant in Washington State’s YesVets program since it’s inception in 2016. The program is focused on providing employment opportunities for our veteran population. Twice we’ve been recognized in the state-wide “Hire-A-Vet” Award Ceremony, most recently for our employment efforts focused on veterans as well as their spouses and dependents.
Welcome Home Program and Second Chance Employment:
Begun in 2015 with a grant from federal Second Chance Act grant, this human dignity reentry model focuses on those returning to the community within the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe as well as the surrounding Kitsap County area. As a partner, West Sound Workforce is a supporter of the program and provides employment opportunities to participants when the time is right for them to find success.
If you’re an individual with justice involvement, regardless of being part of the Welcome Home Program, let’s talk! We’re here to help smooth out barriers and find employment opportunities that fit your skills and passions.
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Diversity Program Involvement
Aside from our active involvement in the Welcome Home Program and veterans’ employment, we seek to also be active in employing individuals who have disabilities and those with different socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. We have partnered with organizations such as the Kitsap Supported Employment Business Advisory Committee to help community members facing challenges and obstacles to finding work on their own.