Workforce Snohomish targets long-term unemployed

EVERETT — Workforce Snohomish is trying to bring long-term unemployed people back to the job market. The effort is being partially paid for with nearly $420,000 in federal tax dollars.

About 12,000 people in Snohomish County are out of work and have used up their unemployment insurance benefits, according to Workforce Snohomish’s estimates.

“Many of these unemployed residents had good careers at one time and have strong skill sets that fit jobs that are open. It’s our job to connect them to those jobs,” Sue Ambler, CEO of Workforce Snohomish, said.

The group plans to get them involved in the WorkSource system, a statewide partnership of state, local and nonprofit agencies delivering employment and training services for job seekers and employers.

The funding is part of $4 million in federal money that the state is redirecting to 12 workforce development councils in Washington.

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