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Oregon Workforce Investment Board
Vision and Strategic Plan
 
About Us
The Oregon Workforce Investment Board (OWIB) is the overall advisory board to the Governor on workforce matters. The OWIB is made up of leaders representing private sector businesses, labor, state, local governments and government agencies. A majority of the nearly 32 members represent the private sector. One of the chief duties of the OWIB is to assist the Governor by developing a five-year strategic plan for Oregon's comprehensive workforce system.
 
This system provides a wealth of services including job placement and training for youth and adults, employment-related services for veterans, people with disabilities, migrant farm workers, limited English speakers and other Oregonians in need of special assistance. The system also serves employers by providing job listing and qualified applicants, as well as testing, screening and labor market information.
Our Vision
Oregon at Work: Quality Jobs – Skilled Workers Contributing to a Strong State Economy and Local Prosperity
Oregon's Strategic Plan
 
The Oregon Workforce Development System helps state residents obtain and succeed in family wage jobs while meeting employers’ needs for a skilled workforce. The system is intended to help all Oregonians reach their potential, regardless of disability, minority/ethnicity, or barriers to employment.
The system has two primary customers:
Job seekers/working learners, which includes the “emerging” workforce (youth 14-years old or older), “transitional” workforce (those transitioning from unemployment, dislocation or public assistance to employment), and current workforce (those currently employed).
Businesses who seek the best possible candidates for job openings provide data for continual improvement of services and partner on solutions for workforce challenges.

Oregon's Strategic Plan 2012-2022.pdf