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Connecting Talent
To Opportunity

We invest in the residents of our 10 counties in order to disrupt multigenerational poverty and provide employers the talent they need to build thriving communities.


There are 9 designated workforce areas in Oregon. Each local workforce area is served by a Workforce Development Board. East Cascade Works is the local workforce development board that serves the 10 counties east of the Cascades including two sovereign tribal nations, Warm Springs & Klamath Tribes. EC Works creates partnerships and offers services for businesses and jobseekers in the East Cascades region.

News From EC Works & Our Partners

Celebrating Success: Quinn’s Story

The following is from Mike Moreno, Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) Career Advisor: In Winter of 2023, we first met Quinn when he came in to inquire about our SNAP Training and Employment Program (STEP).[...]

Request for Applications: Workforce Ready Grants

The Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) is now accepting applications for the next round of Future Ready Oregon Workforce Ready Grants. The HECC will award a combined total of approximately $40 million to recruit[...]

Celebrating Success: Isac’s Story

The following is from Andrew Larkin, OED Business and Employment Specialist: Isac became a WorkSource customer in September of 2022 as part of the Re-entry Program at Deer Ridge Correctional Institution as he would be[...]