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In the last session the Oregon Legislature passed HB 3300 which required the Oregon Workforce Investment Board to develop a plan to create a future green workforce. While green jobs currently only make up about 3% of all Orgon Jobs, according to a recent Employment Department report, they are likely to pay more and grow fater than a number of other economic sectors in Oregon. What's really important about this disscussion is to assure that Oreogn has the skilled workforce it needs not only for future green jobs, but for all skilled jobs. Oregon has a gap of skilled workers as demonstrated by The Workforce Alliance's "Forgotten Middle Skill Jobs" report, published last spring
http://www.skills2compete.org/atf/cf/%7B8e9806bf-4669-4217-af74-26f62108ea68%7D/FORGOTTENJOBS_OR_FINAL.PDF. This will challenge our state to take advantage of growth opporutnities in the green sector and otherwise as the economy starts to turn around.
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