Workforce

The City of Oregon- citizens and businesses alike- recognize that growth and development go hand in hand with an educated and skilled local workforce. The Northwest Ohio region, and more specifically Oregon, has both of those. Over 85% of the Oregon population have a high school and/or higher degree and 17% have a bachelors and/or higher degree (Information obtained by Census.gov). Oregon and the region are not without our challenges but through effective partnerships and working with state & local workforce boards and committees, we are able to provide companies with the skilled workers needed to grow their business.

Lucas County recently announced its involvement with ACT Work Ready Communities Initiative.  This initiative helps bridge the gap and assist states and regions in developing their workforce pipeline to provide skilled workers for employers.  Please contact OhioMeansJobs Lucas County (formerly The Source) at 419-213-JOBS (5627) for additional information.  

  • For general info and a link to the registration page CLICK here.

  • For info about the Work Ready Communities program CLICK here.

  • Are you a local company that wants to support the initiative, CLICK here and sign up today!

Additional Workforce Resources:

Ohio Means Jobs

The Source of NW Ohio

Alliance of Construction Professionals

Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation

OWT strategic plan

“The Oregon Economic Development Foundation (OEDF) was integral to the development of the Oregon Clean Energy Center (OCEC). The partnership developed between our project and OEDF led to hundreds of jobs during construction and the ability to now power hundreds of thousands of homes using clean natural gas.” Jeff Callahan
Plant Manager, Oregon Clean Energy | Power O&M | Integrated Solutions