Secretary of State

The Secretary of State’s office for the State of Oregon provides a variety of resources to assist both existing businesses as well as those interested in starting a business within the State such as registering a business. Additional information can be found at Business Xpress at

Certified Work Ready Communities (CWRC) Initiative

Hire qualified people with Oregon’s NCRC
Certified Work Ready Communities initiative helps local communities better compete for new business opportunities. The initiative provides an independent endorsement on the quality of the workforce and the community’s ability to meet business growth demands. One of the key criteria for CWRC at the county level is the participation of local businesses and organizations using the NCRC. Certified Work Ready Communities empower counties and states with actionable data and specific workforce goals that drive economic growth. Participating states are leveraging the Career Readiness Certificate to measure and close the skills gap.

For BUSINESSES who would like more information on this program, click HERE. You can download the Guide for Employers HERE.

EMPLOYEES interested in learning more about obtaining a Work Ready certificate can click HERE.

To download more information about the CWRC Initiative, click HERE.

To download the list of local EMPLOYERS who prefer NCRC candidates, click HERE.

If you are an EMPLOYER who would like to submit a letter of support to the Oregon NCRC program, download the application HERE.

For more information, contact:
Anne F. Blakeslee, Worksource Lane – Business & Employment Specialist II
3180 Hwy 101 N., Florence, Oregon 97439

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