EC Works supports the talent needs of employers, and maximizes and aligns investments in the career goals of individuals to fuel a thriving economy.


-To ensure high quality workforce services to local job seekers and business customers. 

-To diversify and increase funding to maximize impact in support of the mission.  

- To establish a strategic framework for private and public partnerships that supports collaborative service delivery to both businesses and job seekers 

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Bringing together business, labor, education and economic development to focus on workforce issues and promote strategic alignment.

Developing, disseminating and assisting with the analysis of current labor market and economic information and trends in industry sectors.

Bringing together community stakeholders to solve common problems; aligning systems and strategies; forging new relationships between business and education.

Articulating the issues for the needs of a skilled workforce.  Demonstrating and speaking to the effectiveness of training programs.

Enhancing the region's ability to meet the workforce needs of local employers through the utilization of federal and state funds.

EC Works is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services, and alternate formats are available to individuals with limited English proficiency free of cost upon request. Support for workforce services in the East Cascades area are primarily funded through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the U.S. Department of Labor and Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission.


We envision an East Cascades region with thriving communities where residents have access to education and training which leads to living-wage jobs, and businesses find the qualified talent they need to succeed.

One of nine Local Workforce Investment Boards (LWIB) in Oregon

Founded: 2015

Counties in Oregon we serve:

Hood River, Wasco, Gilliam, Sherman, Wheeler, Jefferson, Crook, Deschutes, Klamath and Lake Counties