Due to the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, at their meeting on April 7, 2020, the Lane County Board of Commissioners voted to authorize Lane Workforce Partnership (LWP) to re-purpose Regional Innovation Training (RIT) funds for COVID-19 layoff aversion purposes.  These are funds that were previously allocated to LWP for innovation training projects. LWP would like to thank our County Commissioners for their decision to re-purpose these funds to assist Lane County Small Businesses with layoff aversion activities designed to prevent, or minimize the duration of, unemployment resulting from layoffs.

To this end, Lane Workforce Partnership will distribute Layoff Aversion Funds in Lane County with the following parameters:

  • Requests must be a result of the business impact from COVID-19
  • Small businesses/organizations with fewer than 20 employees
  • Limited to reimbursements for supplies and/or equipment up to $5,000

Layoff Aversion Reimbursement Request Form 

Workforce Resources in Response to COVID-19

Helping Build a Stronger Workforce

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Lane Workforce Partnership is the designated local Workforce Investment Board for Lane County Oregon.    The local board is charged with making targeted investments in the community, utilizing federal workforce funds, in line with its mission:

To meet the workforce needs of employers and individuals through partnerships and innovation.

Lane Workforce Partnership receives funding under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to invest in aligning economic, education, and training systems based on the needs of our businesses and communities.