About Us

A small but mighty team

Benton-Franklin Workforce Development Council

Diana Hamilton

Adult & Dislocated Worker

Program Manager

Cynthia Garcia

Youth Program Manager

& EO Officer

Jamilet Nerell

Community Programs Manager

Jessie Cardwell

Programs Coordinator 

Becky Smith

Office Manager 

What is the

Benton-Franklin Workforce Development Council (BFWDC)?


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

Benton-Franklin Workforce Development Council (BFWDC)?

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.  The BFWDC is also 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.

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815 N Kellogg St, Suite C
Kennewick, WA 99336

Tel: 509.734.5980 

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The Benton-Franklin Workforce Development Council is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. WA Relay Service: 711

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