Public Notice – 30-Day Public Comment

Willamette Workforce Partnership (WWP) has modified policy language in the following policies which are linked below. If you would like to submit a public comment for any of these policies, you may do so by emailing [email protected] by December 31, 2023. Thank you.

Is your community-based organization passionate about serving youth?

Willamette Workforce Partnership (WWP) is seeking applications from community-based organizations (CBOs) in Linn, Polk, Marion and Yamhill counties, to recruit and refer hard-to-reach youth ages 14-24 to the Youth Career Achievement Network (Y-CAN).

Y-CAN is a workforce development program that engages youth in essential employability skills training, provides individualized plans for successful employment and connects youth to paid work experiences. WWP hopes to build a strong pool of CBOs in our region to support youth who may be experiencing barriers to employment.


You can receive $5 per hour reimbursement for hiring a first-time worker between the ages of 14-17!

Willamette Workforce Partnership is offering reimbursement of $5 per hour for small businesses with 35 or fewer employees located in Marion, County, Oregon who employ first-time youth workers between May 1, 2023 through September 30, 2023.  Employers may receive reimbursement for up to 4 youth workers at a time and a total of $6,000. 

How to Apply?
To apply for the grant, please fill out the required information below. You will be asked to upload your Youth Employment Certificate, proof of worker’s compensation insurance, and Form W-9 (rev. Oct 2018) into this application. Applications that fail to comply with all prescribed requirements or are incomplete will not be awarded.  Not all applicants will be awarded.

This application will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete. After you enter your contact information, you can stop and save your answers by clicking the “Save and Continue” button located in the top right-hand corner of the application. 


We create partnerships and offer services for job seekers, businesses, and students to make that possible.

Future Ready Oregon at Work

In the Spring of 2022 Willamette Workforce Partnership (WWP) received a unique request for funding. Thanks to Future Ready Oregon, Prosperity 10,000 funding, WWP entered into an agreement to pay for flying lessons for a group of individuals who were ‘new neighbors’ in the Salem area. This group had been pilots in Afghanistan during the war and had flown alongside US troops. They knew how to fly, and they knew how to speak English. However, they did not have the required licensure to fly in the US. WWP was honored to fund this critical training so they could once again be pilots in their new country. This video highlights the individuals, and their story.

Future Ready Oregon

In 2022, WWP invested $1.3 million in workforce investment funds for high-demand skills training benefiting underserved communities. Watch the video to see the results.

Annual Program Recap

At WWP, we strive to meet our mission of empowering the area’s workforce through diversified programs. Watch the video to see a highlight of programs from last year.

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Key Strategies

Invest in proven and innovative programs and partnerships that lead to a skilled workforce.

Enhance the workforce system’s provision of essential skills training and connection to Career and Technical Education

Design workforce service delivery programs and partnerships to maintain and enhance access to services in all areas of the Mid-Valley

Expand the impact of training dollars through partnerships

Offer workforce services that lead to a successful employer community.

Engage with employers to identify necessary employment skills and invest in job seekers to meet those needs

Develop solutions to employers’ current workforce challenges such as essential skills, retention, advancement, certification and training

Provide opportunities for employer-to-employer conversations and problem-solving discussions

Serve workforce system needs that go beyond employment and training services and lead to thriving communities.

Participate as a workforce advocate in community discussions that address housing, child care and transportation issues

Serve specialized populations, including youth enrolled in high school, and connect them to workforce services

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