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Layoff Aversion Grant for  Restaurants

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The Rogue Workforce Partnership will have a limited amount of funding that can help support and sustain local restaurants during this challenging time.  Grant applicants need to:

  • Have at least 3 employees
  • Be solely located in either Jackson or Josephine county
  • And are not part of a regional or national chain

Preference will be given to applicants who have sought Technical Assistance from the Oregon Restaurant COVID Assistance (ORCA) project. Connect with your local ORCA advisor: Michael Lainoff, ORCA Project,, (541) 896-1714 –

Awards are between $500 and $1200.  Funds are limited so apply soon.  Click on the button below to apply online.  For more information, including possible expenditure requests, view the Flyer for Restaurant Employers.

Online Application

RWP Workforce Board Meeting Recorded January 15, 2021

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Quarterly Workforce Board Meeting for the Roque Workforce Partnership conducted on Zoom, January 15, 2021.

The meeting included:

– Economic Update by Guy Tauer, Oregon Employment Department Regional Economist
– Review of the Local WIOA Plan
– RWP Strategic Roadmap
– Reimaging Workforce Rogue Valley

To view the full meeting video click HERE.

Workforce Board Quarterly Meeting 9.30.2020

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The Rogue Workforce Partnership Board met on September 30th and included elections, budget approval, Wildfire updates, addition of the Wildland Firefighting/Forestry sector, Strategic Roadmap, Essential/Personal Effectiveness Skills, Reimaging Higher Education and honoring Ron Fox.
To view the video click HERE.

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September Workforce Systems Quarterly Newsletter

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The September Workforce Systems Quarterly Newsletter is HERE!

This quarter’s issue discusses:

– Wildland Fire Workforce Response
– Sector Strategy Updates (including the launch of Wildland Firefighting/Forestry and Construction)
– Reinventing Job Recruitment in the Age of COVID-19
– RCC’s new Health Professions Center
– Caregiver’s and CNA Training
– WorkSource Rogue Valley’s One-Stop Center Update
– College Dreams is now Project Youth+
– Personal Effectiveness and Essential Employability Skills updates
– Reimagining Higher Education
– Initiatives to expand Broadband Internet Access and Child Care capacities
– Grant updates
– Welcome to Susan Bruce
– and Remembering Ron Fox

Rogue Valley Wildfire Resources

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A list of Donation and Recovery resources can be downloaded as a PDF. Click HERE to view the list. As new resources are added we will update the list.

There is also a Wildfire Resource webpage.

Thank you to all the First Responders, Firefighters, Utility Workers and Volunteers who are working so hard to support our communities.

Rogue Business Site Launches

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We’re excited to announce the launch of a new resource that brings the latest curated business information directly to businesses in the Rogue Valley.

Rogue Business web site and the related LinkedIn Rogue Valley Connections.

Born of the need to help our region’s businesses respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we connect you to the latest information, resources, and regional supports to weather you through these turbulent and uncertain times.

A team of subject matter experts including business service providers, workforce board members, and private business leaders share general and industry specific resources related to businesses of all sizes. Areas include Cashflow and Funding Sources, How to Prevent Layoffs, Hiring, Training, Regulation/Compliance, Market Research, Business Development and more. Maybe you have a question or want to contribute? Start by visiting the Rogue Business web site then subscribe to stay informed.

Click HERE for the PDF announcement flyer.