FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8/4/2022
CONTACT: Ashley Espinoza, Executive Director
Lane Workforce Partnership
Telephone: (541) 913-2284
Lane Workforce Partnership Awards Funds
Onward Eugene named Lane Workforce Partnership’s Business Service Provider
Eugene, Oregon: Lane Workforce Partnership (LWP) designates Onward Eugene as a provider for Lane Workforce Partnership’s Business Services.
Through this expanded partnership, Onward Eugene will engage regional industries essential to our local economy, in proven programs and initiatives that will accelerate high wage job growth. Onward Eugene will provide Sector Strategy leadership and support to community stakeholders in existing and new targeted industry sector growth initiatives.
“We’re excited to build on the success of our partnership, with the capacity to connect more people in Lane County with high wage employment opportunities and employers with innovative ways to find skilled talent,” said Matt Sayre, Managing Director at Onward Eugene. “The national labor shortage has helped create conditions that, if we do it right, will help us make economic prosperity more inclusive.
“At the heart of Sector Strategy are business led partnerships, activating public and private networks to meet our regions collective goals and potential. Success will come from a collaborative effort between many partners including WorkSource Lane’s Business Services Team and Lane County’s Workforce Services WIOA program,” said Ashley Espinoza, Executive Director of Lane Workforce Partnership.
This investment in Sector Strategy will strengthen Lane County’s workforce and economic development efforts: talent development, high wage job creation, business competitiveness and industry specific training that meet the needs of our region’s growth industries.
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.
About Onward Eugene
Onward Eugene is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that unites regional partners in realizing our region’s shared potential for inclusive prosperity. Bringing together support for startup companies, business expansion and regional marketing initiatives; Onward Eugene is a force multiplier in the creation of regional economic resilience. To learn more about Onward, please visit their website.