The tech company withdrew 100 software developers trying to salvage the online health insurance exchange.
The department approved the transfer of a $10 million business energy tax credit for an abandoned solar project.
The region had approximately 7,800 job vacancies to fill during 2013, but most paid less than $15 per hour.
Opal Labs received $2.1 million in seed funding.
It is the second state in the country to do so.
The bill calls for the state to study the possibility of offering free classes to Oregon high school graduates.
Vacant jobs in Rose City require more education and experience than openings elsewhere in Oregon.