Building Oregon’s workforce pipeline: Meeting the region’s talent needs in construction

Building Oregon’s workforce pipeline: Meeting the region’s talent needs in construction

The cranes continue to take prominence in Portland’s landscape as the city is witnessing unprecedented growth from regional infrastructure investments. Construction is Oregon’s fastest-growing sector, expanding by nearly 10 percent in the last year, according to the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI). Like the rest of the nation, the demand for skilled labor is at a critical juncture in Oregon. In the Portland metro area, this demand is increasing, as demonstrated by the 2018 labor market…

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Building Oregon’s workforce pipeline: Meeting the region’s talent needs in construction