- Workforce Development
We create opportunity to support the dignity of work by helping employers find solutions to their workforce challenges and by helping people achieve the skills necessary to engage in today’s workplace. Through collaboration with a variety of partners we seek out and align resources to achieve better outcomes for businesses and job seekers. We invest in workforce development systems and strive to elevate our regional workforce by capitalizing on new opportunities in the communities we serve. We represent the Local Workforce Board of Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties in Oregon.
We do it because work changes lives and builds community – communities where children can grow up understanding the dignity of work. We help set the stage to inspire the next generation to dream big dreams, because it is through those dreams that innovation is born. By this innovation we will advance the economic future of our communities for people of all ages.
When a person has to worry about where they will sleep tonight or what they will eat tomorrow it is difficult to see opportunity. Without resources to be self-sufficient hope is elusive. Work can change that. Work is the foundation for self-sufficiency. Work can restore hope for a better tomorrow. Ultimately it provides the warmth of a home, the satisfaction of a good meal, and a sense of value and belonging.
Humans have a need to feel connected. Work is the fabric in our communities by which we are.