STATE OF WORKFORCE
This report captures the core of the work of Willamette Workforce Partnership; identify workforce and industry needs, trends and demands, and convene diverse groups of community members to resolve challenges. The charge of our organization is broad. It includes serving job seekers through the WorkSource system and bringing public and private partners together for conversations about how to meet industry needs. At the core, our job is to add value to the community so that companies have the tools they need to thrive, and individuals have jobs that support themselves and their families.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Workforce Training Funds Deadline: 2:00pm – February 12, 2018
The Workforce Training Fund is one initiative to help businesses enhance competitiveness and build the skills of their current workforce. This fund is for workforce training projects used for job retention and/or creation and to reduce risk of layoffs or closures.
Eligible applications must come from businesses and/or associations of workers. Businesses must have conducted operations for 120 days or more in Linn, Marion, Polk and/or Yamhill counties, and may not have laid off workers at current site or another site in the U.S. within the last 120 days due to an expansion or relocation. Incumbent Training Funds cannot be used to train government employees, to encourage or induce relocation of a business or part of a business, make capital purchases, cover employee wages while in training, or cover training costs incurred prior to the award of a contract.
These policies provide guidance and procedures under which Willamette Workforce Partnership (WWP) and its sub-recipients accept and follow.
The policies will be open for comment until February 18th, 2018
Comments can be directed to
Business Service Director Deadline: February 9, 2018
The Willamette Workforce Partnership is hiring a Business Services Director. This is a new position to the organization. The successful candidate will be responsible for working with the public workforce system to educate, enhance, promote and expand outreach to businesses. A focus on targeted sectors will result in working most directly with industry in the identified sectors to determine likely areas of growth in employment position openings, skill areas and other employer needs. Initial areas of focus will be manufacturing and health care, with involvement with transportation, logistics and warehousing, and construction. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to by February 9, 2018.