Business 2 Business, a program of the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council and the Thurston County Chamber, is a complimentary resource for businesses in our community in all stages of the workforce development process.

Business 2 Business is the business community’s liaison to labor market and wage rate information, employee training and accommodation resources, alternate candidate pools, and unique ways to retain staff during difficult economic times.

In partnership with WorkSource, Business 2 Business bridges the gap between government workforce programs and private-sector business. The program is funded through a grant from the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council.

Benefits & Resources

Business 2 Business assists in identifying workforce development needs among businesses in the community. Employers can depend on personalized service, regular contact, and a referral process tailored to your business needs.

Services Include

  • Posting Job Announcements
  • Pre-screening & Testing Applicants
  • Coordinating Hiring Events
  • Assist in Employee Retention
  • Reduce your L&I cost through our Retrospective Rating (Retro) program
  • Conduct Workshops for a Variety of Workforce Issues
  • On-The-Job Training Opportunities
  • Internship Development – help us train the next generation of workforce
  • Connection to Highly Trained Applicants and Job Ready Veterans

Need assistance with an issue not listed above? Give us a call.

Additional Resources

Business 2 Business hosts free workshops on employment related topics in each county that we serve. Contact your local Business 2 Business representative for topics and schedules.

Workshop Topics Include:

  • On-The-Job Training Scholarships
  • Diversity and Multiple Generations in the Workforce.
  • Developing Interview Techniques and Questions
  • Additional topics available upon request

The Thurston County Chamber is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and service are available upon request to persons with disabilities. Funds made available through the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council and Consortium.

Thurston County

Debbie Burk-Mitchell

WorkSource Thurston County
1570 Irving St SW
Tumwater, WA 98512

Office: (360) 704-3581

Email: [email protected]

Mason County

Pam Volz

WorkSource Mason County
310 W Cota
Shelton, WA 98584

Office: (360) 462-6226

Email: [email protected]

Lewis County

Christina Chestnut

Worksource Lewis County
151 NE Hampe Way,
Chehalis WA 98532

Office: (360) 740-3993

Email:[email protected]

Grays Harbor County

Loretta Thomas

WorkSource Grays Harbor
415 W Wishkah St #2d,
Aberdeen, WA 98520

Office: (360) 538-2372
Mobile: (360) 581-9438

Email: [email protected]

Pacific County

Helaina Kennedy

WorkSource Pacifc County
600 Washington St.
Raymond WA 98577

Office: (360) 875-9470
Mobile: (360) 942-7620

Email: [email protected]