Child Care and the Private Sector – Profitability and Prosperity

On behalf of the Clackamas County Child Care for All Coalition (CC4A), I invite you to join your fellow business and employer leaders for a morning conversation about the private sector’s role and local efforts to expand access to child care. The event will feature business leaders who will share their experiences and perspectives on investments […]

Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative Releases Quality Jobs Framework

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Clackamas County: Bridget Dazey, 503-657-1729, Clark, Cowlitz & Wahkiakum counties: Miriam Halliday, 503-367-8193, Multnomah & Washington counties: Andrew McGough, 503-984-0401,   Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative Releases Quality Jobs Framework to attract workers, support business growth, create more equitable economy PORTLAND-SW WASHINGTON (July 15, 2022) – While the U.S. Department […]

CWP Financial Update April 2022

As one of Oregon’s nine workforce development boards Clackamas Workforce Partnership (CWP) is responsible for not just investing existing state and federal dollars into the local workforce system but seeking funds for new and expanded services for Clackamas County jobseekers and employers. CWP has pursued funding for several new and innovative initiatives over the last […]

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 […]