Build-Oregon April Newsletter

An Update on the Construction Sector

Over the last six weeks, conversation has shifted from training and workforce development, to job site safety and an effort to keep construction up and running across Oregon. Schools are closed, training is at a...


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Build-Oregon March Newsletter

Short COVID 19 Note

On March 10th, I attended the Oregon Workforce & Talent Board's all-day conference. By Friday of that week I was self-quarantining; by the following Monday schools were closed and my office was closed until April...


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Build-Oregon February Newsletter

Construction Career Map

AGC has been spending a lot of time in high schools these days. This could include learning about the Career and Technical Education offerings, attending a career related event promoting Build-Oregon, or introducing one of...


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Build-Oregon January Newsletter

AGC Launches Administrator Externship

AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter has partnered with Willamette Education Service District on an Educator Externship for...


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Talking Construction Careers in Lane County

On October 25, Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter hosted career and...


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5 Construction Jobs Paying Over 40K a Year

Construction is a lucrative career field to pursue. Many jobs pay over 40K a year, and most of them do not require a college education. If you’re looking for a career that pays well and has a low unemployment rate,...


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Celebrating Careers in Construction Month

October is Construction Careers Month, and what a great time to be talking about finding a career in the construction sector!

This month the Oregon Employment Department announced that construction has accounted for a quarter of all Oregon's employment growth...


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Ready to build your future?

If the gig economy isn’t your jam, employment with one of Oregon’s construction companies may be for you. The construction industry led the state’s employment sectors in 2017, growing 10.5 percent, according to the Portland Business Journal. Can you say...


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Will you be attending the 2018 NW Youth Careers Expo?

Now that the year is coming to a close, we wanted to take this time and alert you to the upcoming 2018 NW Youth Careers Expo.

The event is scheduled for March 13, 2018, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm,...


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Construction Pays Surprisingly Well

Planning for your career can be overwhelming. There’s a lot to think about, and little time to decide. What kind of job do you want? How will you afford to pay your bills? If making a reliable wage,...


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