Three Identified Goals for the Manufacturing Industry
The Advanced Manufacturing sector was initially hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic, losing nearly six percent of its employment base during 2020. Although jobs are returning, the sector’s growth in 2021 was slightly smaller than the overall economic growth in the region.
Over the next three years, the Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative will work with employers and industry experts to strengthen the manufacturing industry through strategic partnerships. The CWWC is committed to supporting the needs of the industry by ensuring that a skilled labor pool is ready to fill open positions now and in the future.