Employer Services

At COIC, along with our WorkSource partners, we are committed to local employers to help build workforce skills. COIC offers employers a variety of services including Rapid Response, Career Readiness testing, On-the-Job Training, and other services. We offer the following to your business free of charge.

Rapid Response Assistance for Lay-Offs

On-site transition services and information to employees affected by a lay-off. COIC Employment Counselors and workforce specialists will be on-site to sign workers up for services and to answer questions. Rapid Response can be arranged with little notice in an effort to get information to employees as quickly as possible. For more info, contact Dana Dunlap at 541-388-6075 or email.

Rapid Response includes: Filing for Unemployment & Options, Career Planning/Assessments, Job Search Workshop Info, Veterans’ Services, and Trade Act Benefits.


On-the-Job Training (based on funding availability)

COIC provides reimbursement of up to 50% of trainee’s wages during training period with goal of unsubsidized employment. On-the-Job Training gives employees the opportunity to learn skills beyond what is available through pre-employment training. COIC staff maintains contact with both the employee and employer during the training period to ensure a successful transition. Click here for more info and availability.

General resources for businesses and employees: Central Oregon SOS - Support for Employees and Employers

SBA programs:


OSU Innovation Lab

Oregon State University Cascades Innovation Co-Lab

Opportunity Knocks- A fantastic 

Opportunity Knocks



COIC Administration, HR Department and CET Maintenance Facility
1250 NE Bear Creek Rd.
Bend, OR 97701
541-548-8163 phone
541-923-3416 fax

CET Administration, Community & Economic Development/Loans, and COIC Information Technology
334 NE Hawthorne Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
541-548-8163 phone
541-923-3416 fax

Hawthorne Station Bus Depot
334 NE Hawthorne Ave
Bend, OR 97701

Bend WorkSource
1645 NE Forbes Rd. Ste 101
Bend, OR 97701
541-388-6070 phone
541-389-8265 fax

Bend Alternative Education
1645 NE Forbes Rd. Ste 108
Bend, OR 97701
541-771-2229 phone

CET Antler Office and Maintenance Facility
343 East Antler Ave
Redmond, OR 97756
541-385-8680 phone
541-548-9548 fax

Redmond Alternative Education
2326 SW Glacier Place
Redmond, OR 97756
541-280-0031 phone

Redmond WorkSource
2158 SE College Loop, Suite B
Redmond, OR 97756
541-548-8196 phone
541-504-2969 fax

Prineville WorkSource
457 NE Ochoco Plaza Drive
Prineville, OR 97754
541-388-6201 phone
Hours: Tuesdays & Fridays 9-4, closed for noon hour (12-1pm)

Prineville Alternative Education
2321 NE 3rd St.
Prineville, OR 97754
541-280-6604 phone

La Pine Alternative Education
16493 Bluewood Place
La Pine, OR 97739  
541-907-7798 (phone)

Madras WorkSource
1170 E. Ashwood Rd.
Madras, Oregon
541-548-8196 phone
Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays 9-4pm