Request for Proposal

Electronic submissions must be sent via email to rfp@willwp.org.  Oral communications for submission will be considered unofficial and non-binding.  WWP must receive the proposal and all related documents marked, “(Name of Bidder) Youth Services Proposal” or  “(Name of Bidder) One-Stop Operator Proposal” no later than 12:00pm (noon) PST, March 1, 2022.  The timely delivery of proposals is entirely the responsibility of the bidder. Proposals received after the due date and time will be considered non-responsive. There will be no exceptions.

One-Stop Operator

Willamette Workforce Partnership (WWP), the workforce development board serving Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties, has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit competitive proposals from eligible and qualified organizations, individuals, or a consortium of eligible entities with expertise and capacity to serve as the One-Stop Operator as required under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

The successful bidder of the One-Stop Operator RFP will be required to coordinate the virtual service delivery of core and required partners working within the comprehensive and affiliate WorkSource Willamette centers. The One-Stop Operator contract will be on an annual basis with the award amount totaling $200,000 per year.

View/Download RFP Packet

For alternative formats of the application, please contact 503-581-1002.

Para formatos alternativos de la aplicación, comuníquese con 503-581-1002.

Youth Services

Willamette Workforce Partnership (WWP), the workforce development board serving Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties, is seeking proposals from qualified and experienced organizations for the coordination and delivery of high-quality, targeted services for youth in our communities.

The successful bidder of the Youth RFP will be required to offer the WIOA 14 elements and one local element to eligible WIOA youth for one or more counties within the Willamette Workforce region. The Youth contract will be on an annual basis with the award amount totaling $1,250,000 per year.

View/Download RFP Packet

For alternative formats of the application, please contact 503-581-1002.

Para formatos alternativos de la aplicación, comuníquese con 503-581-1002.

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Willamette Workforce Partnership Adult Programs

Adult Programs

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Youth Programs

Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Emergency Loans

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

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Unemployment Insurance

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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.

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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.

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COVID-19 Resources

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

News and Media

A Pipeline Between Employers and Job-seekers.

WWP is trying to help businesses stay afloat and lending a hand to laid-off workers. After years of economic growth, the partnership expects to pivot. Read Article

Welcome to Worksource
Oregon Video

Click here to watch a video and learn more about the services and resources Worksource Oregon provides with employment.

Willamette Wake Up Radio Interview

Kim Parker-Llenas, executive director of the Willamette Workforce Partnership, talks about how the Partnership connects job seekers to employers and why the Partnership got accolades from SEDCOR. Listen

State of the Workforce
Jobs Report

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Salem Reporter Articles – Pam Ferrara

JANUARY 2022

Hospitality industry lags as Salem employment recovers to pre-pandemic levels

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DECEMBER 2021

 Salem has recovered jobs faster than Oregon, U.S.

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NOVEMBER 2021

Workforce Training Can Help but Labor Market Challenges Run Deeper

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OCTOBER 2021

Pandemic Aid Helped Thousands of Salem Residents Out of Poverty

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SEPTEMBER 2021

Salem is Seeing Inflation Like the Rest of the Country

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AUGUST 2021

Those Earning Low Wages in Salem Suffered Worst as Pandemic Layoffs Hit

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JULY 2021

Employers around Salem Likely to Face Continuing Challenges Filling Jobs

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JUNE 2021

Some reasons for the labor shortage have been decades in the making?

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MAY 2021

Do official numbers really reflect Salem area’s economic recovery?

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APRIL 2021

Is a low wage a living wage in Marion County?

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MARCH 2021

Path to a Good Job

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FEBRUARY 2021

Fifty Eight Percent of Salem Area Businesses Received Federal Loan or Grant

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