Total Oregon
Employment by Industry
(as a % of total employment)

August 2014

Source: Oregon Employment Department

Oregon’s Workforce

There's a reason young, talented professionals are choosing Oregon as their home at an increasing rate. Apparel designers, green building architects, advertising creatives and other others look to Oregon for jobs in their industries and the qualify of life found here. Oregon is particularly strong in semiconductor and other silicon-based manufacturing, with a highly skilled workforce of more than 50,000 working in the industry.

Labor Pool

Help your business find the right employee the first time. The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) certifies workers as having key work-ready skills and is a tool for businesses in Oregon to hire the best while boosting productivity.

The Certified Work Ready Communities (CWRC) helps local communities better compete for new business opportunities. The CWRC initiative provides an independent endorsement on the quality of the workforce and the community's ability to meet business growth demands.

Labor Pool Resources:
NCRC and CWRC information
Oregon regional wage information

Customized Workforce Training

Business Oregon connects businesses and Community colleges regularly in response to requests from business and industry for specialized training. The colleges contract directly with firms, and training programs take place either on campus or at the business site. In addition, consulting services, workshops and assistance with business plans are provided through Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), often located on or near a community college.

Employee Recruitment