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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of Management & Finance

Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services

Phone: 503-823-5288

Fax: 503-823-5384

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Rm 1250, Portland, OR 97204

Workforce Training & Hiring Program

The goal of the Workforce Training and Hiring Program is to increase the numbers of women and minorities in the construction trades through apprenticeship opportunities on City of Portland projects.

Workforce Training & Hiring Program requirements apply to City construction projects estimated at $200,000 and above and subcontracts at $100,000 and above.  Key program elements Include:

  • Ensuring that a minimum of 20% of the labor hours, per trade, are worked by state-registered apprentices; and
  • Striving in good faith to meet the diversity goals of employing women and minority workers (both journey and apprentice level).

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