Are you a small Marion County business that needs support?
Funding is available to help during these tough times.

Support of up to $5,000 will be available to Marion County businesses and sole proprietors with no more than 5 employees. Applications for funding support will be available on Tuesday, April 7th at 12:00 PM. Completed applications for these grants will be accepted on a first come, first served bases beginning on Thursday, April 9th at 12:00 PM. Applications will not be accepted after Friday, April 10th at 12:00 PM.

¿Eres una empresa o negocio pequeño en el Condado de Marion que necesita apoyo? Tenemos fondos financieros disponibles para ayudarte durante estos tiempos difíciles gracias al Programa de Estímulo Económico del Condado de Marion.

El apoyo de hasta $5,000 seran disponible para empresas y negocios pequeños que tengan hasta 5 empleados y que estén ubicados en el Condado de Marion. Las aplicaciones de apoyo financiero estarán disponibles a partir de las 12:00 p.m. el Martes 7 de Abril. Las aplicaciones para estos fondos se procesaran de acuerdo al orden en que son recibidas a partir de las 12:00 p.m. el Jueves 9 de Abril. Aplicaciones no serán aceptadas después de las 12:00 p.m. el Viernes 10 de Abril.

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COVID-19 in our Community

Thank you for your continued and committed service to our community as the COVID-19 coronavirus situation continues to evolve. We want to assure our staff, board and partners that we are closely monitoring this rapidly changing situation and have made some business decisions to support guidance issued by government officials and medical professionals in response to the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Pursuant to directives and guidance issued by Governor Brown, we are encouraging Willamette Workforce Partnership staff to telecommute through April 28 to coincide with the school closure timeframe. We will re-evaluate this as new guidance is issued. To be clear, we are not closed and staff are available and working. We are here to support and help the community during this disruptive time.

For real-time resources for Businesses including information on business planning, counseling and financial assistance click here.

We have compiled several resources below that are available for employers and community partners.

Layoff Aversion Program

The layoff aversion program can help a business avoid layoffs – for more information, please contact us. Work Share can also be helpful in avoiding layoffs.


Emergency Loans

Emergency loans are available for small businesses. SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Layoff Services

If layoffs are inevitable, we can help by providing services to affected workers. Another resource for small businesses and employers planning and responding to the impacts of COVID-19 is the National Business Emergency Operations Center.


Unemployment Insurance

For the most recent information on unemployment insurance eligibility and other program resources and requirements, visit this website:


As we receive more information, we will share it with you. Feel free to distribute this material with your colleagues. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email any of the Willamette Workforce Partnership Staff; our contact information is available here.

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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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