Thurston Chamber’s New Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshop Series Continues with Workshop Topic “Unifying Business Voices for Workforce Development”


The Thurston Chamber’s INNOVATE the Workplace workshop series continues in May, focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion. Attendees will gain skills to break down racial and cultural barriers and understand how cultivating a sense of belonging will create an atmosphere in which everyone can thrive.

This pandemic has been devastating for the entire economy, but it has been small and midsize businesses—as well as lower-skilled and lower-wage workers, workers of color, women, and younger workers—who have shouldered the heaviest burdens in this economic downturn. Building an inclusive economic recovery starts with investing in America’s workers. Now more than ever, significant investments and common-sense reforms are essential to ensure that America’s workforce system delivers for both businesses and workers.

Join Rob Garcia from National Skills Coalition for a conversation about how your business can play an outsized role in shaping an equitable, adaptable, and demand-driven workforce system, so that every worker and every business can thrive in a stronger economy.

Who: Thurston County Chamber

What: INNVOTATE the Workplace – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Series: “Unifying Business Voices for Workforce Development” with Presenter Rob Garcia

Where: Virtual via Zoom. There is no charge to attend. Register here:

When: Thursday, May 6, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Thank you to Comcast for sponsoring this workshop series and for our program partners, Saint Martin’s University, Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council and WorkSource.

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