WorkSource has announced that the Pierce County Library System’s 18 locations have been awarded certification as WorkSource Connection Satellite sites, giving jobseekers access to online workforce development services, free Microsoft technology certifications, WorkSource workshops and programs, and more.

“This certification and our partnership with WorkSource Pierce will play out with more and better services for people who turn to Pierce County Library for help getting a job or landing a better job,” stated Pierce County Library’s Customer Experience Director Jaime Prothro. “Our libraries are all over the county — outside of the major population areas. We help people conveniently where they live, and are committed to helping jobseekers find success in each of our communities.”

Workforce development services offered by the Pierce County Library at the newly certified sites include:

  • Six Job and Business Centers, located at Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Parkland/Spanaway, South Hill, Sumner, and University Place Pierce County Libraries. Individuals can spend extended time on computers and get assistance in their job search process.
  • Workshops and programs that will be offered by WorkSource partners will allow those on unemployment insurance (UI) to earn UI credits, including a co-facilitated Job Club that meets twice a month at South Hill Library.
  • Book a Librarian appointments, where individuals can receive assistance from a librarian for up to one hour to work on their individual questions and informational needs.
  • JobNow, an online service where individuals can receive online resume feedback and interview prep with a trained professional.
  • Study room and conference room spaces.
  • Connection to WorkSource Pierce partners through the Common Referral System, powered by United Way’s 2-1-1.