CARES Act partnership creates paid job internships for young adults

A partnership between Pierce County Economic Development, WorkForce Central and Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region has come together through a CARES Act initiative to create paid internship positions for young people in the community.

The Recovery Corps young adult internship program has already formed over 70 positions across 44 local employers, offering a diverse range of positions. Young adults, within the ages of 16 and 25 in the Pierce County area who are seeking work experience and the opportunity to serve their community to stimulate social and economic recovery are encouraged to apply now at

Participants will work alongside nonprofits and other businesses in a paid work experience to support the organizations as they recover from the effects of COVID-19. The positions being offered include 20 hours of work per week for a minimum of four weeks with a range of pay rates. Successfully hired interns will also receive success coaching to support planning for the future, earn certifications and will add marketable skills to their resumes.

The positions also include safety training and necessary equipment provided. Transportation, work attire and other support services are available. There are also opportunities to receive additional training, increased number of hours, and an extended duration of program.

Interested participants can email the Goodwill program at, or call 360-353-6660.


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