Northwest oregon works

As a non-profit organization, NOW focuses on workforce development in the Northwest Area which includes Benton, Clatsop, Columbia, Lincoln, and Tillamook counties. As the designated local workforce development board, NOW oversees and coordinates the public workforce system within the five-county area. The oversights and administration of workforce services for the Northwest Area is chartered to NOW's Board of Directors in partnerships with the Northwest Oregon Workforce Consortium, an intergovernmental jurisdiction of a Commissioner from each of the five counties. NOW works on behalf of and in coordination with the Consortium in the five-county area. 


TO Advance a collaborative, solutions-based workforce system that positively impacts the prosperity of our communities by meeting the needs of business and industry through a skilled workforce.

upcoming meetings

​View a list of current members of NOW's Board of Directors and upcoming meetings.   

Local Workforce Plan

​NOW developed its first Local Workforce Plan in spring of 2015 following the requirements of the State of Oregon. Click on the link below to view the approved plan. 

Role of local Workforce boards

​To better understand the role of the Local Workforce Boards, please view this short informational video. 

Board of Directors and Consortium

​To learn more about NOW's Board of Directors or the Northwest Oregon Workforce Consortium, click below.