About Us

Connecting Employers

OEC is dedicated to connecting employers to resources and education. Our mission is to provide a forum to connect local businesses, offer high-quality and low cost educational opportunities, and to advocate for the needs of businesses and employers. Each chapter works with its local employers and governmental agencies to address the unique challenges of their community.

Workforce Development

OEC partners with communities and government agencies to promote workforce development. Each chapter works to address the unique workforce needs of their community, whether that is providing veterans with gas cards to get to job interviews or supporting GED education courses. OEC also makes statewide resources available online.


OEC is a membership organization composed of a wide-variety of Oregon businesses and employers, from large multi-national corporations to small local businesses. Membership is open to all Oregon businesses and is free of charge.  We are primarily funded by donations and a small portion of seminar fees.