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WorkSource Columbia Basin Needs Help Fighting Unemployment

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PASCO, Wash. - WorkSource Columbia Basin helps dozens of unemployed people every day, but now they need help.

The executive director of WorkSource spoke to the Pasco Chamber of Commerce Monday about the high levels of unemployment in our area.

WorkSource says they are still able to provide services, but because of cutbacks, there are far more people that need their services than they can help.

"Once people have an understanding that the context for WorkSource is to add to the pool of taxpayers, then people will have a different appreciation for the resources that it takes to run WorkSource," said WorkSource Columbia Basin Executive Director, Cos Edwards.

Edwards says their funding is directly linked to the quality of services they offer. He says he hopes decision makers will step in and help soon.