Approximately 20% of all employment along the Oregon coast is in leisure and hospitality jobs, making this one of the largest employer groups in the region. This also makes the hospitality industry one of the most important economic drivers along the coast.
The Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) and the Oregon Hospitality Foundation are working with three workforce development boards covering the coast to create a Hospitality Industry Sector Partnership in order to support the industry’s workforce development needs. The proposed partnership aims to strengthen the industry by supporting businesses in understanding how to create an environment in which they become known as a great place to work with competitive pay and benefits, and simultaneously educating the public about the career opportunities available within the industry.
Read more about this effort in the project narrative that outlines the statement of need and projected outcomes.
In tandem to this effort, ORLA's President & CEO Jason Brandt will be joining the Statewide CTE Advisory Board, advocating for improved access to market-driven occupations in our school systems across the state. If you want to learn more about this or if you are interested in becoming more involved, reach out to Jason Brandt.
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