The most recent surge in the pandemic may have reached its peak. If so, the rebuilding of the local economy will still take time. Learn all about the interesting factors contributing to Lane County’s Economic Recovery as we move towards a post-pandemic environment. Henry Fields, with the Oregon Employment Department will share insight on what’s driving the difficulty for Springfield and other Lane County employers in finding workers and other information such as long term employment projects, demographic changes in the workforce, population predictions and other interesting factors contributing to the Economic Recovery of Lane County.
Mr. Fields is the Workforce Analyst for Lane and Douglas counties with the Oregon Employment Department, providing economic data and labor market information on the area to improve business decisions. Raised in Coos Bay, he earned a BA from the University of Oregon and a graduate degree in Public Administration from Indiana University.