Working for America
State Workforce Investment Board
Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development
Camille Preus, Commissioner
255 Capitol Street N.E.
Salem, OR 97310-1500
Key Workforce Priorities
- Ensure ALL Oregon employers have a competitive workforce advantage in the global market.
- Prepare an agile, innovative workforce with the skills needed to succeed in the knowledge-based economy.
- Build a flexible, unified workforce education and training system that consistently exceeds customer expectations.
- Governor's four focus areas: Healthcare, Manufacturing, Green jobs, and High-wage, high-demand jobs statewide
- In November, 2010, Oregon ranked 6th nationwide for unemployment, which ranged from 3.8 percent (North Dakota) to 14.3 percent (Nevada).
- The information sector in Oregon continues to show strong employment growth; in November it once again outpaced the information industry in every other state.
- The average pay for Oregon workers covered by unemployment insurance increased from the first quarter of 2009 to the first quarter of 2010. However, inflation increased by a larger margin than average pay.
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