Benton and Franklin counties have been designated by the Governor as a local workforce area, based on population, size, prior education, training performance and fiscal integrity. The Benton-Franklin Workforce Development Council is responsible for coordinating the local workforce development programs, coordinating activities of the local employment and training One-Stop center, establishing a youth committee, negotiating local performance standards, and developing a local WIOA plan.
What are the duties of the WDC?
The council sets policy and presides over direct expenditure of over $3 million in workforce funds to assist individuals interested in furthering their education, upgrading skills, job placement, etc. , in addition to providing services to employers. As well, the WDC is responsible for the oversight and monitoring of the One-Stop delivery system.
What is the One-Stop System?
The One-Stop Career Development System consolidates access to a wide variety of employment and training services and provides "One-Stop shopping" for both job seekers and employers.
The Benton-Franklin Workforce Development Council administers employment and training services at WorkSource. We are dedicated to collaborating with community partners to meet the needs of the job seeker and the employer customer.
Benton-Franklin Workforce Development Council, 815 N. Kellogg Street, Suite C, Kennewick WA 99336
The Benton-Franklin Workforce Development Council is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employmentand training services. Auxilliary aids and services are available upon request to persons with disabilities. Priority service wil be given to qualified veterans and eligible spouses for employment and training services offered through certain federally funded programs. Contact your local WorkSource office for information on a range of employment and training related services available. Staff can explain priority of service and other program eligibility requirements.