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Seattle Episode 50 - Monica Blackwood - West Sound Workforce

Monica Blackwood / West Sound Workforce

Monica is a lifelong resident of Kitsap County, growing up in Indianola and now currently living in Silverdale.  She has held positions with the Tacoma Rainiers Baseball Club and Paladin Data Systems, and then joined Rice Fergus Miller in 2001 as their Marketing Director.  In 2005 Monica was promoted to Associate within the firm and began directing the firm’s operations.  In 2010 she was promoted to Principal and became an owner of the firm in 2011.

Like every driven professional, Monica found herself in a spot where, with 20 years ahead of her still, she was questioning her career path. After a year of self-reflection, and a very intriguing lunch, Monica’s new direction was set.  In April of 2018 she became the second owner, president and CEO of West Sound Workforce, a 20-year old professional staffing firm.

Since 1998 West Sound Workforce has focused on the mission of providing top talent to employers in Washington’s Puget Sound region.  As a certified small, woman-owned business, West Sound Workforce is committed to their clients’ success by providing them the human capital they need to meet mission-critical project milestones and deadlines.

West Sound Workforce serves the staffing needs of private and public sector organizations, including municipalities, fire departments, hospitals, tribes, government contractors and a wide variety of other industries.

West Sound Workforce specializes in searching for quality personnel who live close to their place of employment.  Economic success of communities and companies depend on this, and they are proud to have successfully placed more than 8,000 individuals in the Pierce and Kitsap County region.  As knowledgeable human resource professionals, West Sound Workforce pride themselves on listening to individual needs and customizing personnel solutions to meet client needs.



Brad Berger / Cornerstone Financial Strategies

Dan Weedin / First Underwriters Insurance

Monica Blackwood / West Sound Workforce

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