Who are the Working Poor?

Who Are the Working Poor? by Jessica Nelson, Oregon Employment Department   August 12, 2021 With growing discussion of a post-pandemic labor shortage and slowing jobs recovery, it makes sense to check in on those people in the workforce who weren’t doing well entering the pandemic. By 2019, people characterized as the working poor made up 4.0% of […]

The Connection Between Economic Development and Workforce Development

Guest Author: Bret Marchant, Director of Business Development, Greater Portland Inc May 9-15, 2021 is Economic Development Week – an opportunity to take a moment to highlight local programs that create jobs, advance career opportunities, and increase the quality of life in communities everywhere. Especially now, as our region works together to help businesses and […]