Talent Development

​Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

​The COVID-19 pandemic triggered an unprecedented recession affecting all industries, all regions, and all populations in Oregon. However, the economic impact is not equal across all industries, regions, and populations. This creates unique challenges and policy and program opportunities to respond to the pandemic’s economic disruption in the immediate, short, and longer term. ECONorthwest and other key thought-leaders have developed a series of reports and papers regarding key workforce and economic issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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WTDB Taskforce Reports

The WTDB has shifted to a taskforce structure to respond more effectively to the WTDB's Strategic Plan. The taskforce structure is responds to focused problems, issues, and opportunities allowing for faster, more action-oriented outcomes.


Artificial Intelligence Taskforce


Essential Employability Skills Taskforce