Upcoming Work Sessions for Oregon Employers

rebecca watkinsThe Oregon Employment Department and various workforce groups are hosting forums throughout the state in March and April to gather employer input. The goal is to determine what state-wide and local needs exist and how best to deliver state resources. Here are the upcoming dates:

March 18 @ Seaside, OR

March 19 @ Florence, OR

March 20 @ Salem, OR

April 3 @ Wilsonville, OR

April 9 @ LaGrande, OR

April 14 @ Medford, OR

April 16 @ Redmond, OR

April 22 @ Eugene, OR

Worksystems, Inc. is partnering with other local workforce investment boards and the Oregon Employment Department in hosting a series of strategy sessions across Oregon to identify how the state’s workforce system can be more effectively tied to regional needs.

You won’t find a sales pitch for state services or a conversation about incremental tweaks. These sessions are dialogues on how we can deliver high value services to our customers and what we need to do more of or less of to connect qualified workers to employers.

This is a critical step in the state’s effort to integrate services and redesign the workforce system to enhance Oregon’s competitive position. It is one of those rare times when we have the ability to reexamine WorkSource as a system rather than just one or two services at a time.

Your input helps local workforce investment boards and the Oregon Employment Department allocate resources where they are needed most. Without an honest dialogue with customers and service providers it will be difficult, nearly impossible, to ensure workforce services are effectively deployed.

WorkSource Oregon is an equal opportunity program/employer. The following services are available free of cost upon request: Auxiliary aids or services and alternate formats to individuals with disabilities and language assistance to individuals with limited English proficiency. To request these services contact Paul Hill at 503-947-1661 or at paul.c.hill@state.or.us at least 5 days prior to the event.