Oregon Success Stories
Bend's VocalBooth Provides the Perfect Sound for the Stars
A Bend musician's effort to build a sound studio in his garage now turns out some of the top portable recording booths in the world.
Employment by Industry
(as a % of total employment)
Source: Oregon Employment Department
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.
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.
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.