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Clackamas Workforce Partnership

Hiring Young People

Help develop our local workforce by hiring local young people. WorkSource Clackamas promotes the hiring of teens and young adults for part-time work during the school year -- and summer internships and full-time jobs -- through our program partner C-TEC.

Three regional Portland-SW Washington workforce development boards have released their 2018 Opportunity Youth Report that finds nearly 30,000 youth ages 16 to 24 are not in school or working. Despite a strong regional economy, in which nearly 71,000 jobs were added between 2014 and 2016, the share and number of opportunity youth in the region remained stagnant.

The report, commissioned by the Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative comprised of Worksystems, Clackamas Workforce Partnership and Workforce Southwest Washington, identifies key demographic data and barriers faced by these young people. The information assists the organizations in designing programs and services to strategically reconnect these young people to post-secondary education and/or career-track employment.

Did you know that youth employment is at its lowest level since World War II? Did you know our region’s future economic stability and growth depends on an educated, talented, and experienced workforce? Did you know that you have the power to impact the future of our region?

For more information about hiring local young people, please contact our Youth Program Manager, Bryan Fuentez at [email protected] or call 503-657-6644.


About Clackamas Workforce Partnership

Clackamas Workforce Partnership, formerly known as Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County, is a nonprofit organization which serves as an advocate for workforce development within Clackamas County and the State of Oregon. Our mission is to address critical workforce, educational, and training challenges, and develop a skilled workforce that meets the needs of businesses and strengthens the local economy of Clackamas County. Learn more about us.