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Oregon Labor Market Information System

Program Goals and Emphasis

The primary focus of Oregon’s Partnership for Occupational and Career Information is to ensure that quality, up-to-date career information is available to all those who need it in order to make informed decisions and avoid duplication efforts among agencies. Emphasis has been placed not only on quality career information for students, but also on the unemployed looking for retraining and on the use of skills information to match individuals to appropriate career fields.

State Economic Profile

Economic and Environmental Profile

After three months of strong job growth, employment grew slowly in April 2005. Lumber and computer goods lead the manufacturing sector. Health, business, social, and professional services are expected to expand according to employment projections for 2002-2012. Professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, and manufacturing added the most jobs since 2003.

The January 2006 unemployment rate was 5.3%, as compared to 6.5% in April 2005.
Key Economic Sectors

• Government
• Health Care & Social Assistance
• Leisure & Hospitality
• Manufacturing
• Professional & Business Services
• Retail Trade

State Career Resource Activities

Highlighted Activities

• The Oregon CRN produced and distributed 190,000 CAREERS tabloids in English and Spanish. The tabloids include information on over 300 careers and include information on training and education requirements and school programs. The resource shows the benefits of completing secondary education, and an accompanying Teacher’s Guide to help teachers get students to read and use CAREERS.

• Oregon is responding to the demand for career resources in Spanish by developing a Web site which will eventually contain Spanish language brochures, handouts, PowerPoints and other materials.
Primary Activities and Trainings

Oregon has conducted the following activities and trainings:
• Conferences
• Career Development Facilitator class
• Career Information Delivery Systems
• College and graduate class presentations
• Consortia meetings
• Job Fairs
• Oregon Association of Rehabilitation Professionals
• Private Career School Board meeting
• Real Game
• State Board of Education
Career Information Delivery Systems (CIDS)

CIDS are computer-based systems providing local, state, and national information about careers and employment opportunities. State sites for CIDS include:

Elementary Schools220
Middle Schools 100
High Schools 215
Community Colleges 15
4-Year Colleges/Universities 2
Other 175

Primary Resources

Oregon has published the following resources:
• Career Information Delivery Systems
• Career Tabloids
• Federal Occupational Outlook Handbook
• State Occupational Outlook Handbook
• The Real Game Series
• Posters

Program Funding and Partnerships

Other Funding Sources

The program receives additional funding from the following sources:
• Other (not specified)
• Program Income
• State of Oregon
Significant Program Partnerships

• Oregon Employment Department
• Oregon Career Information System
• Oregon Department of Education
• Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development

Resource Allocation

Contact Information

State Contact

Project Director
Brenda Turner
Oregon Employment Department
Workforce and Economic Research
875 Union Street NE, Room 207
Salem, OR 97311
Phone: (503) 947-1233
Fax: (503) 947-1210
Web Site:
State Administrative Location

Oregon Employment Department, Workforce & Economic Research

Regional Contact Information