Participant Story Bank

These programs exist because they help workers land back on their feet after a layoff. In order to keep them funded, we share the experiences of individuals who benefited in the past. This story bank is for recipients of all layoff assistance programs- Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), Dislocated Worker Program (WIA), college grants (Worker Retraining, Opportunity Grant), you name it.

Options for sharing a story include:

  • Contact us: Caitlyn Jekel (360-705-9469 / or Bill Messenger (360-357-8736 / of the Washington State Labor Council are collecting these stories and are available to speak with you. More information about who we are is available here.
  • Contact your counselor: Any counselor can assist with taking down your story.
  • Submit online: You may remain anonymous and share as much information as you feel comfortable, the form is available below.