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Upcoming Workshops: Self Employment Essentials

Empowering workshops designed to provide essential knowledge and resources for self-employed individuals and solopreneurs.  These workshops are FREE and offer invaluable insights and networking opportunities. When: June 11, 2024 Where: South Central Workforce Office, 1205 Ahtanum Ridge Dr. Suite B, Union Gap, WA 98903 Workshop 1: Self-Employment Essentials and Resources (9:30 am – 11:30 am with […]

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Dashboard provides 34 economic trends across Washington State

YAKIMA, WA.–Wednesday, May 24, 2024 -Kris Johnson, President of the Association of Washington Business (AWB), presented at a Yakima SHRM Event. Kris was joined by Senator Curtis King who also shared his perspective on our economy and local workforce. Kris shared updates with attendees across: Manufacturing Talent Business Environment Infrastructure  Connectivity Entrepreneurship & Innovation The

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Amazon announces plans for new last-mile facility in Yakima

YAKIMA, Wa.–Tuesday, May 21, 2024 –Amazon plans to expand its investment in Washington by opening a new delivery station in Yakima. This new facility, located at 501 Keys Rd., will be approximately 90,000 square feet. Launch plans for this delivery station are in the very early stages, with renovations to the existing building scheduled to

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Business Leaders in Kittitas, Klickitat, Skamania, and Yakima Counties

Are you looking to enhance your business and make a positive impact, in the community? South Central Workforce is here to help support your business through its Community Reinvestment Funds (CRF) Program. What’s in it for your business? Recruitment Assistance: Find the right talent for your team. Training Opportunities: Enhance skills and productivity. Wage Support:

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Walmart celebrates 20 years of operations in Grandview

Twenty years ago the Yakima Valley celebrated the opening of Walmart Distribution #7021, an 800,000-square-foot grocery fulfillment center that employed 400 hourly associates and served 42 stores in three states.   Today, the Distribution Center (DC) employs 764 hourly associates, 61 salaried managers, and delivers product fulfillment to 120 Walmart stores across five different states.  In

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Empowering Growth with SIED Funding – City of Moxee

The Supporting Investment in Economic Development (SIED) Program propels infrastructure projects forward, stimulating private investment and creating jobs.  Earlier this year, the City of Moxee was awarded a $718,702 grant and $718,702 loan package totaling $1,437,404 through Yakima County’s SIED Program to fund upgrades to its municipal water transmission and storage system.  The City is

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Yakima County delegation in D.C. for prioritized projects

In March 2024 a delegation from Yakima County visited Washington, D.C. advocating for funding for prioritized transportation projects.  The delegation included representatives from the DRYVE TRANS-ACTION Group. Members of the delegation include: (Left to Right): Mike Battle (HLA Engineering, Jonathan Smith (YCDA), Commissioner Amanda McKinney (Yakima County), Michael Grayum (City of Zillah), Mayor Roger Bell

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