Business Investments

We collaborate with businesses, economic development agencies, community colleges, and other partners to help businesses stay competitive and provide good jobs to local residents.  While we strive to provide support to all business and industry workforce needs, NOW has prioritized investments into four targeted industry sectors essential to the economy of our local area based on labor market data:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Leisure and Hospitality
  • Maritime

Through these sector partnerships, we help businesses access resources and provide the platform for the sharing and networking essential to business growth.

WorkSource Oregon is a one-stop resource for businesses. All WorkSource Oregon Business Services are at no cost to you.


Business closures and worker layoffs can occur for a variety of reasons in periods of both economic expansion and decline. These reasons may include financial difficulty, mergers and acquisitions, loss of market share, consolidations, foreign competition, product or service obsolescence, shift in pa​rent company focus, or other factors. Opportunities may exist to save jobs and avoid resulting hardships imposed on individuals and communities when a business closes.  Early response is critical. If you are considering a layoff off workers or if you need support navigating through this challenging process and assistance with the development and implementation of a transition strategy, contact your local WorkSource Oregon Rapid Response Team.

Rapid Response Services are customized to meet employer’s and workers’ needs.  Many services are funded through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) and are offered at no cost to you or your workers. Early involvement is essential to helping workers prepare to re-enter the workforce as quickly and seamlessly as possible.

Rapid Response coordination is flexible and responsive to the needs of Oregon employers providing customized, collaborative solutions to enable affected workers to return to work as quickly as possible. Providing Rapid Response services to your workers during layoffs or business closures will result in multiple benefits to you as an employer.


iMatchSkills is the largest database of job seekers in the state, with the broadest range of skills. No fees to post jobs or search for talent. Run your own job matches or develop a recruitment plan with WorkSource Oregon.  WorkSource connects you to specialized and general talent—all in one place. We’ll publicize your job openings, handle all applicant contact, screen applicants, conduct initial interviews, and only send you the top candidates who meet your criteria.

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