In August 2022, Visit Central Oregon and Visit Bend collaborated on a shared position that focuses on Workforce Development and Community Engagement. Although workforce challenges have been present in Central Oregon for years, this is the first time that there has been a role dedicated to developing strategies to support the industry’s workforce.

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Jaime Eder

Director, Workforce Development + Community Engagement

Workforce Opportunities

Employee Advancement Training Grants

This opportunity is for employers within East Cascades Works 10-county region who are looking for resources to support training for their current workforce. East Cascades Works will fund applications (until funds are depleted) that present an opportunity for employers to build and maintain a quality workforce while creating new employment opportunities.

Worksource Oregon

Opportunities for job seekers and businesses.

Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC)

COIC is part of WorkSource Oregon, a network of partnerships and sites throughout Oregon committed to integration, collaboration and focusing on results that matter to workforce customers.

Adult (employment and training opportunities)

Youth (work programs)

Economic Development Central Oregon (EDCO)

Youth CareerConnect (YCC) provides internship opportunities for students from high school, college and alternative organizations, offering real-world work experience from local employers.