Creating Positive Impacts for
Lane County’s Workforce

WorkSource Oregon Lane

Through a $1.5 million investment by Lane Workforce Partnership and a partnership with the Oregon Employment Department, over 9,336 Lane County residents received job search assistance between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023.

WorkSource Oregon Lane Training Scholarships

From July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023, 31 individuals received federally funded training scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $5,000. Scholarships helped participants attend Lane Community CollegeIITR Truck Driving School, and other trade schools for programs in Healthcare, Computer Technology, Truck Driving, Energy Management, Fabrication/Welding, and more.

WorkSource Oregon Lane On-the-Job Training Program (OJT)

As a proven job placement and retention strategy, between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023, the OJT program placed 63 job seekers into permanent positions with local employers. Of those placed, 9 earned $15.00 – $16.99 per hour; 35 earned $17.00 – $19.99 per hour; and 19 earned over $20.00 per hour.

Testimonial: Christie’s Story

Christie started an OJT at the Eugene Chamber of Commerce in late 2023. After extensive experience in school districts and at the university, she sought a role directly engaging with businesses. The Chamber offered the perfect opportunity to immerse herself in the local business community. The onboarding and training were smooth, and the fast-paced work environment was complemented by accommodating employers. Christie appreciated the flexibility to work remotely and adjust her hours.

Christie also valued the support from her Career Advisor during the OJT. “Christy was great at checking in and ensuring I was okay. Knowing someone outside the Chamber had my back boosted my confidence and reduced my stress.”