Workforce Development Director
As Workforce Development Director, Caitlyn Jekel works to find alternatives to business closures and job dislocation and when layoff can’t be avoided, she helps the affected workers access job training and reemployment program opportunities available through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and Trade Adjustment Assistance programs. She works closely with fellow Workforce Development Directors Bill Messenger, Kairie Pierce and Emmanuel Flores, and Workforce Development Coordinator Karen White.
Before joining the Washington State Labor Council staff in July 2010, Caitlyn was a Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker Counselor at WorkSource Grays Harbor in Aberdeen. She is a graduate of the Master of Public Administration program at The Evergreen State College and a native Minnesotan.
Caitlyn lives in Tumwater with her husband, Jonathan, their son and two dogs.
Although her position takes her across the state, Caitlyn is based out of the WSLC Olympia office and can be reached at (360) 705-9469, or via email.