Molalla Possible Futures Club

Molalla Possible Futures Club              by Joie Lopez Youth Career Navigator Molalla Possible Futures Club is a middle school level career exploration/school success group geared towards inspiring students to think about their future goals and how their education is the foundational steppingstone to achieving that. This is the first group of students at Molalla River […]

New Full-Day Childcare Center Recruited to Oregon City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – New Full-Day Childcare Center Recruited to Oregon City CONTACT INFORMATION Mari’s Little Lambs Mari Keuter, Founder Clackamas Workforce Partnership Bridget Dazey, Executive Director   New Full-Day Childcare Center Recruited to Oregon City Oregon City, Oregon – March 30, 2022: Thanks to a multi-partner grassroots effort in Clackamas County, the […]

Lessons learned the past 2 years

It is hard to imagine that March 2022 marks two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. It has been a life-changing experience for us all – and, sadly, a life-ending experience for many. The team at Clackamas Workforce Partnership (CWP) has been reflecting on all that has happened over the last two years: the fear, the […]

Child Care for All in Clackamas County

Guest Blog by Dani Stamm-Thomas, Early Learning Hub Director Clackamas County Children, Family, and Community Connections In the system of Early Learning our work is all tied to women.  The workforce for early learning and child care is 95% women overall, many of whom are struggling financially in a an unstable profession without benefits like […]

Breaking the Bias: Women can work at hardware stores

Happy International Women’s Day. Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias. Below is a personal essay, written by a young woman and Clackamas […]

Give Us the Ballot

Martin Luther King Jr’s May 1957 “Give Us the Ballot” speech in D.C., King called the right to vote one of “the highest mandates of our democratic tradition.” His words resonate all too well today… Every January, the internet is peppered with quotes and images of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Major companies, elected leaders, […]


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Parents’ Labor Force Participation Declined in 2020

Parents’ Labor Force Participation Declined in 2020 by Jessica Nelson October 1, 2021 Oregon’s civilian labor force includes 638,000 parents of children under 18. Working parents account for 30% of the state labor force, a similar percentage to the nation (32%). Parents of children under six years of age make up 13% of the state workforce, […]

WorkSource Clackamas: News and Updates

Connect Oregon Thank you to everyone who was able to join last week’s Workforce Partner Network meeting for an overview of Connect Oregon. Our presenter and Connect Oregon Liaison, Oluchi Onyima, is CC’d for those of you ho would like to connect with her and learn more, schedule a demo at your workplace, or if […]

Recruitment and Retention in a Tight Labor Market

Recruitment and Retention in a Tight Labor Market by Gail Krumenauer August 19, 2021 Oregon’s economy is continuing to recover and change rapidly. At 16 months past the initial pandemic recession downturn, Oregon regained nearly two out of three jobs lost in spring 2020. In the first six months of 2021, Oregon employers added about the […]