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City of Tacoma Hosts Event Connecting Community Members With Family-Wage Construction Jobs on July 27

Tacoma, Wash. — The Community and Economic Development Department’s Local Employment and Apprenticeship (LEAP) Training Program Office at the City of Tacoma invites community members to a Tacoma Works event on July 27, from 6 – 8 p.m., at the Salishan Family Investment Center (1724 E. 44th St., Rooms 101 and 102, in Tacoma) for more information about family-wage job opportunities in the construction field. Workforce development, educational, non-profit, apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship organizations will be present, along with prime contractors and representatives from both the City of Tacoma and the State of Washington.

“We want to prepare Tacoma residents for the family-wage jobs that will emerge as the Puget Sound region evolves,” said Community and Economic Development Director Ricardo Noguera. “The Tacoma-Lakewood metropolitan area is the 14th fastest growing region in the United States for construction employment, and now is the time to explore opportunities in this sector.”

Mayor Marilyn Strickland had launched Tacoma Works in March 2017 during a summit convened with the goal of boosting Tacoma-Pierce County employment in the construction field. The event brought together contractors, job trainers and workforce development agencies to identify strategies for getting more people employed in the skilled trades and crafts, and related fields.

More information about the upcoming Tacoma Works event, and the LEAP program, is available through Clifford Armstrong III in the City of Tacoma’s Community and Economic Development Department at carmstrong@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5826.

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