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More than one million workers live within 45 miles of Salem.

The area is home to Willamette University, Western Oregon University, Corban University and Chemeketa Community College and rests within one hour of 80,000 college students between Portland and Eugene. Thirty eight of the largest state agencies are based in Salem, the state capital of Oregon. 



Private sector employers and public officials in the region aggressively collaborate on creative, industry-driven and proactive approaches to supporting the workforce development needs of the region’s employers.

Workforce Around Salem
  • Area
  • City of Salem
  • 5-Mile Radius
  • 10-Mile Radius
  • 15-Mile Radius
  • 30-Mile Radius
  • 45-Mile Radius
  • No. Workers
  • 83,088
  • 102,644
  • 121,887
  • 153,644
  • 318,009
  • 1,026,384

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013

Educational Attainment
  • Area
     
  • Marion County
  • Polk County
  • Yamhill County
  • High school graduate or higher
  • 84.3%
  • 91.3%
  • 87.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • 22%
  • 29.4%
  • 23.2%
 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015

Education & Workforce Resources

 

Community Colleges

Four-Year Universities

Technical Institutes

Workforce Training Resources & Partnerships

 

See the latest report of economic indicators from the Oregon Employment Department here.

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