April 17, 2019

Contact: Kim Parker-Llerenas

(503) 703-7854

The Willamette Workforce Partnership Board of Directors has voted to award the 2019-2020 Workforce Adult and Dislocated Worker contracts as follows:

  • Community Services Consortium – Linn and Polk counties

(Albany, Lebanon and Dallas WorkSource Centers)

  • South Coast Business Employment Corp. – Marion and Yamhill counties

(Salem, Woodburn and McMinnville WorkSource Centers)

The Board voted to award the 2019-2020 Youth Services contracts as follows:

  • Community Services Consortium – Linn and Polk counties
  • Interface Network/United Way – Marion County
  • Chehalem Youth & Family Services – Yamhill County

The Board voted to award funding for Specialized Services for Adults with Employment Barriers for the program year 2019-2020 to the following organizations:

  • Community Services Consortium ($50,000)
  • Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency, De Muniz Center ($50,000)
  • MV Advancements ($50,000)
  • Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency, ARCHES ($50,000)
  • Integrated Supports for Living ($50,000)
  • Dress for Success ($30,000)

The funding helps job seekers, workers and youth access employment, education, training and support services to succeed in the labor market and provides employers with skilled workers to help them compete in the global economy. Congress and the Department of Labor have been providing this type of funding to the states since the 1960s.

The federal Department of Labor distributes Oregon’s share of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funds to The Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission’s Division of Workforce Investment which in turn divides the funds, along with state General Fund, among the nine workforce Boards. The Willamette Workforce Partnership, one of the nine, encompasses Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties.