On Thursday, Representative Peter DeFazio (OR-04) announced that the US Economic Development Administration is awarding a $3.4 million grant to the US Good Jobs Challenge rescue program at the Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment Board in Coos Bay. The grant will help develop the Driving Prosperity program focused on job training and placement in the trucking industry.
“This grant will help employers fill jobs in Southwestern Oregon’s crucial trucking industry and create economic opportunity in communities and rural areas hungry for well-paying jobs,” said. Rep. DeFazio. “This EDA investment will help the Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment Board and industry partners train hundreds of new truck drivers who will expand and diversify the workforce and help address supply chain shortages. supply throughout the Pacific Northwest.”