Friday, February 20, 2009

SPECIAL TOWN HALL: The Economic Crisis, Unemployment, and our Social Safety Net

Saturday, February 21
9am to 12pm

Pacific Lutheran University

Scandinavian Cultural Center Room

Money is tight, jobs have become scarce, and families are struggling to make ends meet. That’s why it’s more important than ever to know what options are available, and how your state government can assist you through these tough times.

Join State Representatives Steve Conway, Tami Green and other legislators for a special town meeting to discuss the economic crisis, unemployment, and our state’s social safety net.

Representatives from state agencies and community support groups will also be on-hand to answer questions and provide information on how you can qualify for, and gain access to, state-offered programs and services to help you get back on your feet.

Attending the special town hall will be representatives from:

Washington State Employment Security Department
  • Accessing Unemployment Benefits
  • The Shared-Work Program: Assistance for Employers

Bates College and Clover Park Technical College
  • Workforce Training Opportunities
United Way & the Pierce County Labor Agency
  • Washington’s Social Safety Net

The Scandinavian Cultural Center Room at Pacific Lutheran University is located at the corner of Park Avenue South & Garfield Street. On-street parking only.