The program “Future Ready Oregon” aims to prioritize key populations disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and existing disparities.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is proposing a a $200 million legislative package to bolster the state’s workforce during the pandemic.
Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the program, titled “Future Ready Oregon,” aims to prioritize key populations disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and existing disparities. They include Oregonians of color, women, low-income individuals, rural communities, veterans and those who are incarcerated or formerly incarcerated.
Lawmakers will consider the plan when the Legislature convenes Feb. 1.
Three specific sectors would benefit from the program: Health care,
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