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Portland Employer Council
Council Information
Areas Served:   Portland Business Community
Mailing Address:  Portland Employer Council, 30 N Webster Street, Suite E Portland, OR 97217-2767 
Local Coordinator Information and Event E-mail Notification:
Desirae Rickman
WorkSource Oregon Portland Metro Central
30 N Webster Street, Suite E
Portland, OR 97217-2767
Local Coordinator Contact Info:
(503) 280-6060
Fax: (503) 280-6015
Email: desirae.v.rickman@state.or.us

Executive Board
Lisa Maxim 
Oregon Aero
Vice President  
Teresa Hogan
Esco Corporation 
Margaret Brooks   
Brooks Staffing         
N. Portland
Field Office Manager
WorkSource Oregon
Employment Dept.

More About Portland Employer Council
The Oregon Employer Council (OEC) is a partnership between Oregon employers and WorkSource Oregon Employment Department, advocating for employer education and influence in Oregon since 1977.
Portland Employer Council is a partnership between the Portland business community and WorkSource Oregon Employment Department - North Portland Office.
Portland Employer Council is represented by a volunteer team of Portland business community employer representatives who serve as advisors to WorkSource Oregon Employment Department to identify and address local employment and workforce challenges. This partnership results in better services for Oregonians. Employers have the opportunity to provide input into services funded by their taxes.
Portland Employer Council is committed:
To advise WorkSource Oregon Employment Department in the interest of maintaining a high standard of integrity and efficiency in the operations of WorkSource Oregon Employment Department.

To foster and promote cooperative relationships among Oregon employers and WorkSource Oregon Employment Department and to seek solutions relating to workforce issues.

To involve employers in a problem solving relationship with WorkSource Oregon Employment Department.

To disseminate useful information and to educate members in the operation of WorkSource Oregon Employment Department
To sponsor high quality, low cost, educational opportunities of benefit to employers.
Members have–
An opportunity to network with all employers in the Protland metro business community, and statewide.
A voice in advising the WorkSource Oregon Employment Department Portland Central Office in
seeking solutions to local employment and workforce challenges, improving response to workforce demands.
A voice in increasing employer awareness about work force issues that influence the economic health of the Portland business community and Oregon.
A voice in building nationwide coalitions in an effort to release adequate monies to fund the Employment Security System.
A voice in educating employers about human resource issues through local seminars, luncheon speakers, statewide conferences and events.
Mission statement - Portland Employer Council is committed to bridging the knowledge gap between business and government through education, community development, communication and networking.