FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Cindy Perry
Lane Workforce Partnership
Telephone: (541) 255-8116
LOCAL BUSINESSES RECEIVE FUTURE READY OREGON/PROSPERITY 10K FUNDING
Eugene, Oregon, September 30, 2022: Lane Workforce Partnership awarded 14 businesses with funds totaling $622,377. Direct funding is provided by Future Ready Oregon to workforce boards to invest in targeted sectors. In Lane County those include: Technology, Food and Beverage Manufacturing, Construction/Aggregate, Transportation, Wood Products, Healthcare, Creatives, Advanced Manufacturing and Bio-Science.
• Babb Construction Co.: $75,000
• Catholic Community Services/Lanz Cabinets: $75,000
• Gheen Irrigation Works: $22,450
• Lane Education Service District: $41,500
• Onward Eugene: $49,928
• Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership: $50,000
• Pearl Buck Center: $53,760
• RiverBend Materials: $24,000
• Season to Taste/Eugene’s Table: $15,000
• Springfield Chamber of Commerce: $44,686
• Stafl Systems: $63,000
• Technology Association of Oregon: $50,000
• Trip N Transport: $5,053
• Tyree Oil: $53,000
Future Ready Oregon is a comprehensive $200 million package of investments that work together to advance an equitable workforce system that supports people with the education, training, and resources they need to get into good-paying jobs. Focused on supporting the needs of priority populations including adult learners, communities of color, people with disabilities, women, disconnected youth, veterans and low-income Oregonians.
The Oregon Prosperity 10,000 program, a component of the Future Ready Oregon Program, is designed to invest in Lane County’s private sector businesses and human capital. This is in direct response to industry demands to eliminate barriers, and upskill and retrain employees.
About Lane Workforce Partnership
Lane Workforce Partnership, the designated local Workforce investment Board for Lane County, Oregon, funds and delivers programs that empower job seekers to meet the current and future workforce needs of employers in Lane County. Programs and services are delivered through a network of local partners including employers, labor groups, government, community colleges, high schools, community-based organizations, and economic development. Lane Workforce Partnership is one of nine workforce boards statewide.