ASA Member

West Sound Workforce is a professional placement and staffing service established in 1998 by Julie Tappero, and currently owned and operated by Monica Blackwood.

West Sound Workforce is a woman-owned small business and certified by Washington State as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE).

We have offices in Gig Harbor and Poulsbo, which began serving Pierce County and Kitsap County, and has grown to serve Mason, Jefferson, and King Counties as well.

West Sound Workforce specializes in placing local residents with local businesses. We believe that promoting local employment is hugely beneficial to employers and employees alike, as well as our communities themselves.

Employees who are able to work close to their homes:

  • Enjoy a better quality of life than those who commute long distances
  • Experience reduced stress levels
  • Have a lower cost of living
  • Are able to spend more quality time with their families

Businesses that employ local residents have:

  • A more loyal and productive workforce
  • Greater company morale
  • Reduced levels of absenteeism
  • Lower turnover costs

Best of all, when people are employed near their homes, their wages are reinvested in the local economy!

West Sound Workforce is a member of the American Staffing Association, the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance, the Puget Sound Naval Base Association, and 5 local Chambers of Commerce.