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ABOUT US

The Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment Board is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving Coos, Curry and Douglas Counties. 

We make collaborative, innovative and effective investments of private and public resources to improve regional workforce skills, expand access to family-sustaining job opportunities, and enhance adaptability in a changing employment landscape.

Through private grants, donations, and public funding we create job training, skill upgrade, apprenticeship and internship opportunities, focusing on employment benefiting the individual and the community. 

Our work is guided by data and the perspectives of a wide variety of regional employers, economic development groups, local educators, and local governments. Similar values and goals guide our oversight of regional implementation of government-funded workforce programs and services.

Our Providers

 

SOWIB serves the businesses and residents of Coos, Curry and Douglas counties through competitively procured contracted services.  Services to business, Adults, Dislocated Workers and Youth are currently provided by:

 

 

South Coast Business (SCB)

 

SCB is a leader in social impact with a vision of thriving people living in vibrant communities.  SCB is a private, non-profit corporation has been serving peoples and businesses since 1982.  Whether you are looking for a job, qualified employees, transportation assistance, senior nutrition, health/in-home services or mentoring information; we can help.

 

Adults & Dislocated Workers – providing opportunities to prepare for a successful working career.

 

Youth – preparing young people for productive and independent lives.

 

 

Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP)

 

OMEP works side by side with Oregon manufacturers to build successful businesses.  We draw on our team’s significant depth and breadth of real-world manufacturing experience brining a thoughtful problem-solving approach to eliminating obstacles companies face.  With our roots in lean as a business operating philosophy, we leverage these methodologies to provide solutions in Manufacturing Operations, Business Financials & Strategy and Workforce Solutions to be Oregon manufacturer’s source for growth and prosperity.

 

One Stop Oversight – convening all local WorkSource partners and community resource providers to ensure efficient provision of community resources.

WorkSource Oregon

WorkSource Coos

990 S. 2nd St.

Coos Bay, OR 97420

WorkSource Curry

16261 Highway 101 Suite #11

Brookings, OR 97415

WorkSource Douglas

846 SE Pine St.

Roseburg, OR 97470

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