Creating Positive Impacts for
Lane County Businesses

Lane Workforce Partnership invests in training opportunities for adults and youth, benefiting Lane County businesses.

WorkSource Oregon Lane

WorkSource Oregon Lane supports over 1,000 businesses annually with recruitment services. The team works directly with local employers to screen job candidates daily, ensuring quality referrals. The facilities, including offices, classrooms, computer labs, and conference rooms, enable businesses to efficiently conduct interviews, evaluate candidates, and carry out employee orientations.

Testimonial: Jodi’s Success

Despite impressive skills and credentials, Jody struggled with sporadic work and relocations, making it hard to find a fulfilling, well-paying job. WorkSource Oregon Lane staff referred her to the On-The-Job Training (OJT) program for an accounting assistant position, giving her a competitive edge.

The OJT program provided a balanced investment from both Jody and the company, fostering mutual respect and allowing her to thrive professionally. Grateful for the support from WorkSource Oregon Lane, Jody now enjoys professional fulfillment and recognition for her expertise.

On-the-Job Training

From July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023, 19 Lane County companies used the OJT program, receiving up to $5,000 per new hire. This program helped businesses attract talent, meet recruitment needs, and support expansion.

Testimonial: Terra’s Experience

After returning to Lane County, Terra sought a career beyond academic research and connected with a startup. Despite her strong background, the company had concerns about her familiarity with their field. The OJT program provided the necessary training, helping her thrive in the new role.

Terra shares, “The OJT program showed that additional training is crucial for new hires. Even with my education, hands-on training and mentoring were essential. The program’s process was seamless, and the reviews helped track my progress and learning goals. I recommend this program to both job seekers and employers for maximizing skills and growth potential.”

Identifying Talent through the National Career Readiness Certificate

Through Lane Workforce Partnership’s investment and outreach efforts, the positive impact on individuals and businesses has been remarkable. Over 8,600 individuals have successfully obtained the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). This certification has become a tool for the 280+ participating businesses in Lane County, enabling them to evaluate prospective employees’ essential skills prior to hiring. By utilizing the NCRC, employers ensure that new hires posses the fundamental competencies necessary to thrive in their roles. If you are interested in learning more about this program or wish to incorporate the NCRC into your hiring process, please contact WorkSource Lane at (541) 686-7601.

Testimonial:  Nick’s Journey

After earning the NCRC, Nick received a scholarship from WorkSource Oregon Lane for commercial driving school. His determination and hard work paid off, earning him a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Nick credits WorkSource Oregon Lane for the role that they play in his success, saying, “Without the scholarship, I wouldn’t have achieved my CDL.” He endorses WorkSource Oregon Lane’s support and resources, encouraging others to connect with them.

Promoting Industry Opportunities to Lane County’s Youth

Through Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) youth services, local businesses are provided with paid interns who gain industry insights and contribute to daily operations. In 2022/2023, 12 interns were placed in fields like construction, healthcare, culinary arts, and more. This program bridges the gap between education and employment, benefiting both businesses and youth.