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 […]

Oregon Economic Update: The Future is Bright

Oregon Economic Update: The Future is Bright September 23, 2021 – By Amy Vander Vliet Oregon Employment Department – Research After plunging into a deep recession in 2020, Oregon is on track to add the largest number of jobs on record this year. According to the latest forecast from the Office of Economic Analysis (OEA), the state […]

Back to School Back to Work

BACK TO SCHOOL, BACK TO WORK! JOIN US SEPTEMBER 29, 2021 | 9am – 12pm Clackamas Town Center | 12000 SE 82nd Ave, Happy Valley Located on the second level, north side of the parking garage located behind Dick’s Sporting Goods Join businesses looking to HIRE today like:  Vigor, Clarios, Eaton, Ruby Jewl, Oregon Tool, […]

Success Story – Troy: Trade Act and WIOA Partnership Success

Written by Claire Calhoun, Lead Workforce Advisor – Clackamas Community College Troy was referred to Clackamas Community College’s (CCC) Workforce Development Department by the Trade Act (TAA) Navigator with WorkSource Clackamas. Troy was laid off from his job with Boeing as a Maintenance Repairman in Spring of 2020. Troy decided he would like to pursue […]

Older Workforce in Clackamas County and Retirement Trends in America

by Lynn Wallis June 1, 2021 The number and share of older workers in Clackamas County has been growing over time. Since 2015, the number of older workers has grown by 4,553 or by 1.3%. There are now nearly one in four workers in the county who are 55 years and older Industries Employing the Older […]

Difficult to Fill Job Openings in 2020

This article was written by Jessica Nelson and is reposted with permission from the State of Oregon Employment Department. Oregon’s most recent economic expansion lasted a decade, ending in the first months of 2020. The rapid onset of the COVID-19 pandemic changed the economic trend virtually overnight. While the pandemic recession was deep and the […]

Working Together for a Better Clackamas

The challenges before us are not easy to tackle – identifying solutions requires an immense amount of innovation, piloting and adapting. Perhaps most critical to finding solutions is by strengthening the workforce through proactive collaboration amongst a wide range of partners – from academic to the private sector to youth and our local government. Innovation […]