The Power of Oregon's Travel and Tourism industry is felt throughout the state. In 2019, the $12.3 billion industry directly generated more than 115,400 jobs in Oregon.
Tourism jobs are crucial for economic growth, especially in rural counties, where tourism is one of the three largest industries. These jobs provide a training ground for Oregon’s future workforce, empowering younger workers to build solid work habits and demonstrate a professional work ethic. These meaningful tourism industry jobs also provide flexibility for seniors, parents, students and other workers. What’s more, tourism jobs provide vibrant career paths for rewarding and fulfilling professions later.
Oregon travel and tourism drives economic growth and creates meaningful jobs. Let’s share the message of how valuable our industry is to the state!
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