Workforce Development

OED's Workforce Development Team brings together a network of partners to ensure Seattle residents get the education and training they need to obtain high quality jobs. Low-income workers, youth and communities of color are especially supported. We are dedicated to strengthening our economy by growing local talent and expanding opportunities. 

Career Pathways Initiatives

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Our work connects Seattle residents to high wage careers, while helping local businesses find the talent they need.

Youth Employment

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Our Youth Employment programs connect young people to enriching, paid employment opportunities while growing our local workforce.


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TechHire expands learning pathways, transforms hiring practices, and builds inclusive tech communities.

Data & Resources

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We work with our partners to develop research and data around current workforce development issues. 


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Meet the people we serve.

About Us

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Learn how we engage with workforce development in the Seattle region.