Maximum Return on Investment

High impact workforce solutions are important for the communities we serve.  NOW mobilizes opportunities that support critical industry sectors, foster the development of career pathways for youth and adults, and educate communities about the workforce services available in the local area.

Dollars Invested

Since its establishment in 2014, Northwest Oregon Works has invested more than $xxxx in local workforce programs, businesses, and individuals throughout the five-county region.

People Trained

Training programs funded by NOW are provided by Community Services Consortium and Equus Workforce Solutions.  The chart shows the distribution of the types of NOW-funded training completed by individuals in program year 2020 from a variety of fund sources.

Increased Resources

Since 2019, in addition to WIOA formula funds, Northwest Oregon Works has secured and administered over $3 million in funds to invest into workforce programs for youth, adults and dislocated workers.  Funding sources include competitive grants from Youth Development Division, Oregon Health Authority, State Apprenticeship Expansion Equity and Innovation, and Ford Family Foundation; emergency relief grants such as National Dislocated Worker Grants, National Emergency Grants , Echo Mountain Disaster Recovery Funds, and State COVID Relief Funds; as well as state resources for DHS Youth Employment, Work EX, and Industry Engagement activities.

Success Stories