Incumbent Worker Training Grant

Chemeketa Truck Program

Willamette Workforce Partnership Adult Programs

Adult Programs

Willamette Workforce Youth Programs

Youth Programs

Willamette Workforce Partnership Communities

Community Partnerships

No Grants Available at this Time

Please check back later for any available applications.

Local Unified Plan available for review

Willamette Workforce Partnership is seeking input and comments on the draft copy of the Local Plan for Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The plan is available for review and public comments for a period of 30 days beginning on January 15, 2021 and concluding on February 15, 2021. The purpose of this plan is to provide details on how services will be delivered to job seekers and business customers through June 30, 2024.

Please click here to review the plan.

Please email comments to Ami Maceira, Program Director,  or by mail to: Willamette Workforce Partnership, 626 High St NE, Suite 305, Salem, OR 97301. Comments are encouraged, especially from representatives from businesses, labor organizations, and community-based organizations.

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. 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.

Emergency Loans

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


Unemployment Insurance

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


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.


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.


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.

OMEP | Looking for specific resources for Oregon Manufactures? Click here.

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

Incumbent Worker Training Grant Applications

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Welcome to Worksource Oregon Video

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

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.

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State of the Workforce

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Salem Reporter Articles – Pam Ferrara


Pandemic Economy Recap and Forecast

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Women Drop Out of Labor Force Due to Pandemic Economy

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Trends in Industry Employment During Pandemic

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Contribution of the Minimum Wage to Area Workers

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Wage Trends and Income Inequality

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Characteristics of the Pandemic Economy’s Unemployed

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JULY 2020

Low Wage Workers Hit Hardest by Pandemic
Business Shut-downs

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JUNE 2020

Salem Area’s Unemployment Rate Highest Ever

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