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Find Your Workforce

In McMinnville, Oregon we have the means to help you find the workforce you need. Through original programs, resource centers, and surrounding colleges and universities, we are attracting talent to the heart of Oregon wine country.  


Photo from the 2016 McMinnville WORKS Summer Internship Program.


Labor Force Data 

Data as of July 2017

 LABOR FORCE

 

16,502
Labor Force

3.2%
Unemployment Rate

 TALENT DISTRIBUTION

 

33.00%
Blue Collar Jobs

66.00%
White Collar Jobs

Top Jobs by Occupation:

15.13%
Office and Administrative Support

11.23%
Sales

11.15%
Executive, Managers, and Administrators

7.55%
Production
Workers

6.07%
Education,
Training, Library

 EDUCATION

 

Colleges
offer Associate's Degree or Certificate
1
in the community
34
within 50 miles

Universities
offer Bachelor's Degree of Higher
2
in the community
35
within 50 miles

Educational Attainment

30.67%
High School

25.00%
Some College

7.59%
Assoc Degree

12.82%
Bach Degree

9.49%
Grad Degree

 INCOME

Income Distribution

Income distribution chart

Median
Household Income

$51,076

Source: Zoomprospector.com and Business Oregon


Recruitment

 Workforce Resources

Career Centers

Both Linfield College and Chemeketa Community College Yamhill Valley are located in McMinnville, and both George Fox University and Portland Community College Newberg are located 14 miles away. Utilizing career centers can help market your business to young professionals entering the workforce. Click the links below to get connected. 

See the other colleges/universities located within 50 miles of McMinnville.

Job Boards

McMinnville WORKS Summer Internship Program

The McMinnville WORKS Internship Program is MEDP's solution to help us grow our own workforce. As a response to local business concerns about finding a qualified workforce, MEDP started the McMinnville WORKS Internship Program to help bring talented workers into McMinnville. Through a nine-week summer internship, the program is utilized by a variety of businesses and organizations throughout McMinnville.

Learn more about the McMinnville WORKS Internship Program.


Training

We have the connections to make sure your workforce is trained and skilled. There is vocational training at our regional schools and community college and programs to help train new employees. 

On-the-Job Training (OJT)

The OJT Program helps companies and organization hire and train new and current employees. The program reimburses companies for the hours committed to training employees while on-the-job. The program is open to private businesses and non-profit entities.

To see if your business qualifies, contact: 

Karen Cook
Business Services Consultant, WorkSource Oregon
503.400.2913
kcook@worksource-oregon.com

The On-the-Job Training program is funded by Incite, Inc., our regional workforce board, and is run by WorkSource Oregon

Programs

One of the most difficult components of workforce is retaining talent. If you find your company is struggling with retention, talk to us about programs such as OMEP Talent Management, working with Express Employment Workforce Management tools, and more. We're here to help you connect to the best resources possible. 


Networking

Sometimes finding the right workforce or career is all about meeting the right people. We have the resources to build your network. 


 

"Everyone I've brought into the company loves it here in McMinnville. Oregon is one of the top places to live in the country, so I’m able to recruit here like I wasn’t before." 

– Rolf Hagelganz, CEO, World Class Technology

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