Powering the Hispanic Workforce |Oct. 15
EWU took Eastern Edge on the road to Tri-Cities for this inspiring discussion on how we can work with our community partners to prepare the growing Hispanic population to meet the needs of our workforce. Presenters included Shari Clarke, PhD, EWU’s Vice President for Diversity and Senior Diversity Officer, and Patrick Jones, PhD, Executive Director of EWU’s Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis. From 2000-2019, Washington’s Hispanic population grew by 7.5 percent – one of the fastest-growing populations in the state. In this thought-provoking forum, attendees heard from experts on demographic projections, professional workforce development, and the support systems needed in our communities.