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USDOT Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

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The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization’s (OSDBU) mission is to ensure Small Business policies and goals of the Secretary of Transportation are implemented in a fair, efficient and effective manner. To learn more information on small business assistance, small business loans for women and veterans, and more small business resources visit the OSDBU website.

Request For Qualifications and Quotations

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Rogue Workforce Partnership (RWP) is seeking qualified organizations to stand up a construction pre-trades training program; we will also consider proposals that cover construction and manufacturing pre-trades. This opportunity aims to create pathways to family-wage careers for underserved communities, including adult learners, dislocated workers, and youth.  Learn more.

Virtual Agricultural Seminar for Employers and Workers

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division will hold a 2024 Virtual Agricultural Seminar to provide guidance on federal requirements governing agricultural employment for growers, farmers, shippers, contractors, farm labor contractors, buyers and agricultural workers nationwide.

Presented in coordination with other agencies and stakeholders, the virtual seminar will focus on federal laws and regulations governing agricultural employment and include discussions on the H-2A temporary agricultural program, Fair Labor Standards Act, Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act and Office of Foreign Labor Certification.

March 28, 7:30 am – 3 pm (PST)

For more information and a link to register.

Oregon Nonprofit Leaders Conference

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The Oregon Nonprofit Leaders Conference brings together as many as 350 nonprofit leaders for educational and networking sessions on current, relevant and inspiring topics facing nonprofits today.

Dates: April 9, 7:30 am – 3 pm and April 10 7:45 am – noon

Location: Ashland Hills Hotel, Ashland, OR

Costs: $325 (non members, $225 NOA Members)

Learn more and register.

4th Annual Women’s Small Business Transportation Summit

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The 4th Annual Women’s Small Business Transportation Summit, sponsored by U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) will be held virtually celebrating women entrepreneurs and providing an opportunity to learn about technical assistance resources, capacity building, access to capital, and upcoming USDOT initiatives, including Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) opportunities.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 from 7 am to 12:30 pm PST.

Learn more and register.

OETA Rendezvous Conference 2024

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The OETA conference is dedicated to strengthening Oregon’s workforce landscape! This conference is a crucial platform for fostering effective partnerships and understand the complexities within our workforce spaces to empower Oregonians with the skills needed to drive the state’s economic growth. Organized and presented by OETA, this conference is set to make a lasting impact on the future of Workforce Development in the region.

April 22-23, 2024 at the Hallmark Resort Hotel in Newport, Oregon

Learn more and register.

Local Plan 2024

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Rogue Workforce Partnership is seeking feedback on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Local Plan: Jackson & Josephine Counties.

CLICK HERE for more information.