In late 2016, the White House designated Bellevue as a TechHire community. Now housed within Opportunity@Work, TechHire mobilizes communities and leverages partnerships to create new pathways for more Americans to access quality tech jobs.
In Bellevue, the Office of Economic Development is partnering with local employers, workforce development organizations, and educational organizations like Coding Dojo and Bellevue College to facilitate training and hiring of local talent into tech jobs. This effort aligns with the intentions of local employers to increase workforce diversity. Ultimately, TechHire Bellevue will specifically target under-served and traditionally under-represented populations–including women, minorities, veterans, and persons experiencing homelessness–in order to connect them with local tech jobs.