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There weren’t a lot of changes to Oregon’s employment situation in September, but here are a few points that might be of particular interest to you…   The unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.1%. The August rate was revised down to ...

  Greetings- As you’ll recall, the Future of WorkSource Forums and Employer Focus Groups held last spring allowed the Oregon Employment Department to hear from you about the needs of businesses and job seekers in your community, and how we ...

Good Afternoon Partners of Oregon’s Workforce System, Over the past several months, the Governor’s Office, Oregon Workforce Investment Board, Local Elected Officials, Local Workforce Investment Board Directors, and state agency staff have ...

Thank you for participating in one of the recent “Future of WorkSource” Forums or Employer Focus Groups we recently held across Oregon. Over the past several weeks I have had the pleasure to meet with you at gatherings in Seaside, Florence, ...

On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law. After eleven years of debate and negotiation, Congress passed the legislation with strong bipartisan support.

The Oregon Consortium and Oregon Workforce Alliance voted to support Oregon’s statewide Certified Work Ready Communities (CWRC) and National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) initiatives.

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to The Oregon Consortium for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal ...

Gov. John Kitzhaber has ordered Oregon's workforce system to reboot for the 21st century.