Pierce County residents will soon have an additional 18 locations around the region where they can get access to jobseeker and worker services under the WorkSource brand.

The Pierce County Library System’s 18 locations have been awarded certification as WorkSource Connection Satellite sites. That means they will provide computers where jobseekers can access online workforce development services, as well as offering free Microsoft technology certifications, WorkSource workshops and programs and more.

“This certification and our partnership with WorkSource Pierce will play out with more and better services for people who turn to Pierce County Library for help getting a job or landing a better job,” said Jaime Prothro, Pierce County Library’s customer experience director. “Our libraries are all over the county—outside of the major population areas. We help people conveniently where they live, and are committed to helping jobseekers find success in each of our communities.”

Certification is a stamp of approval that shows the Pierce County Library has undergone rigorous training and is committed to a high level of service and performance. When a job seeker or worker walks into a certified WorkSource site seeking help to find a job or advance in their career, or when an employer walks in looking to recruit new hires, they’ll know they’re walking into a site that provides services that exceed customer expectations, meeting high standards established by the Pierce County Workforce Development Council (WDC).

Partnering with the Pierce County Library will help bring workforce development services to rural reaches of the county where they may not currently exist, which is one of the chief goals of the WDC’s strategic plan.

“On behalf of the workforce development system, I want to thank the Pierce County Library System for their continued partnership,” said Linda Nguyen, WorkForce Central CEO. “We are thrilled that we will be able to make services available in communities where our residents reside.”