In early 2019, the Forest Resources Association began a pilot project in the West called “Workforce Connections.” The main goal was to connect industry companies and those individuals looking for employment. We wanted to be the “umbrella” to ensure all stakeholders were seeing as much information as possible to encourage more dialogue throughout the hiring process. A big part of this connection was interacting with educational institutions throughout the region. Students, graduates, and professors should be able to learn about our industry, see what jobs are available, and what the job markets will look like in the future. FRA’s job board was shared with educational representatives across the region. The expectation was that professors would share the details with students and alumni.
For more information – or to share ideas to forward this initiative – please contact Vickie Swanton, [email protected], 906.282.6752.
Current job opportunities within the forestry sector
Veterans in Forestry Work
We would like to introduce the community of Veterans to forestry employment and what it may offer to transitioning Veterans’ career goals, and to draw forestry and logging employers’ attention to the potential of Veterans to fill out their teams.
Thru the Trees
The Thru the Trees Video Contest is provided by a consortium of organizations from Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. The forest products industry needs talented young people to address challenges facing society today. Through the video contest, we support student exploration of the array of careers available to them. We hope they will be inspired to consider a future for themselves in this vibrant industry.
Pacific Forest Foundation Career Information
The Pacific Forest Foundation has put together information detailing careers in the forest products industry. Check them out below.
- Forestry Professionals
- Heavy Equipment Operation
- Forestry Crew
- Equipment Mechanical Services
- Management Supervision
- Business Ownership
Oregon Forest Resources Institute’s “A Day in the Woods” video series is a great learning tool and provides produces a wide variety of educational videos covering a range of topics related to forests, forest management and forest products
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