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DRAFT: Job Seeker Resources and Programs

Get a Job

Get access to Oregon's largest source of current job listings, career exploration tools, apprenticeships and online job boards. Our information about occupations, wages, skills, assistance and certifications can help you conduct a successful job search.


Increase Your Skills

Find information about occupations, wages, skills, assistance and certifications that will help you conduct a successful job search.


Education and Training

Explore the world of work and what type of preparation it takes to be successful in a progressive career path. 


Green Jobs

Find out what makes a job green, view green job listings and learn how green jobs impact Oregon's economy.



Coping with Job Loss and Community Resources

Access community resources and assistance programs that are available if you are experiencing tough economic times.

Resources for 13-24 Year Olds

Look below for a useful list of resources for those beginning to explore, or begin their careers. Click on the headings for more information, and visit one of our WorkSource Oregon centers. We have knowledgable staff and services that are dedicated to help Oregonians of all ages. Come see us today! WorkSource Oregon Center Locations


A place where teen and 20-something Oregonians can explore careers, connect to education and training, and learn about job opportunities. The site includes salary and training comparisons, working professionals who tell all, and 450+ videos and photo diaries from real people in real jobs.

Oregon Careers 2013

Oregon Careers is a yearly publication created for the career planning needs of students. This publication includes information on how to select and prepare for a career; how to begin a résumé and prepare for an interview; employment outlook and an extensive career guide with popular jobs, required education and training, typical courses of study and more. Oregon Carreras 2013 (en español)

Explore Careers - American Job Center

Are you a student looking ahead? This site provides information related to career exploration, healthcare careers, and college and military options. You'll also find occupation profiles, job details and trends and resources students, parents and career advisors can use to explore career and education options.

 Get Into Energy

Learn about career opportunities available in the energy industry. Explore this site to find energy career options, videos, and opportunities for those starting a career, making a change, or looking for training.


 Snagajob has thousands of jobs in Oregon, including part-time jobs, student jobs, seasonal jobs, hourly jobs and teen jobs already available, with new positions added daily. There are a few different ways to search for jobs to ensure you find the one that’s right for you. With a simple location search tool to help you find available jobs in your area, it’s easy to find just what you’re looking for. Simply click on a city below to search job listings in your area.

Eastern Oregon University

Weekend College and Summer Institute Programs provide credit‐bearing and early start for high school students.

Oregon Institute of Technology

High School Transition Program allows high school students to get a head start on college studies by taking appropriate 100 and 200 level courses on campus.

Oregon State University

Expanded Options Program (XOP) provides opportunities for high school juniors and seniors to take classes either on‐campus or on‐line through extended campus.

Portland State University

LINK (Leap Into New Knowledge) Program makes it possible for intellectually gifted high school students to attend the University for part‐time advanced study.

Southern Oregon University

Early Entry Program, offering concurrent high school and college coursework.

University of Oregon

DuckLink program offering UO courses to area high school students.

Job Growers Youth

Job Growers Incorporated’s vision for the youth of Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties is that they become good citizens, leaders, and successful participants in their communities and the area economy. The youth programs funded by Job Growers help to carry out this vision by focusing on staying in school, achieving a diploma, gaining work experience and earning industry recognized credentials.

Lane Workforce Partnership Youth Services

Serving urban, rural and youth from culturally diverse populations ages 14-21, the purpose of Lane Workforce Partnership’s youth program is to prepare young people for the future workforce.

WorkSource Clackamas Youth Services

Partners with youth, local employers and members of the community to develop young peoples' skills, abilities, knowledge and experiences to prepare them for successful careers and lives.

WorkSource Portland Metro Youth Services

Are you a youth, age 16-21, interested in earning a GED, exploring career options, and transitioning to college or vocational training? At SE Works you can find out how to meet your career and educational goals, and develop new skills that will prepare you for success in the workplace.

Oregon Career Pathways

A Career Pathway is a series of connected education and training programs and student support services that enable individuals to secure a career or advance in a demand industry or occupation. Visit this page to learn more about the Career Pathways program and connect with community colleges that offer a place to take the next step.

Oregon Youth Conservation Corps

The Oregon Youth Conservation Corps builds on the strong connections between positive work experiences, work skills, personal responsibility, commitment to education and future employment for youth.

Jefferson Conservation Corps

Clackamas Career and Technical Education Consortium

Clackamas Career and Technical Education Consortium is a consortium of schools and partners in Clackamas County committed to creating high quality pathways from education to the workforce. The consortium prioritizes partnership, collaboration, innovation and leveraged resources to provide high quality programs and efficient use of public resources.

Heart of Oregon Corps

Heart of Oregon Corps (HOC) is a non-profit agency that reduces poverty, stimulates economic growth, and maintains the natural environment of Central Oregon.

Outside In

Our mission is to help homeless youth and other marginalized people move towards improved health and self-sufficiency.

Community Services Consortium Youth Programs

Youth Programs: Alternative Schooling, Independent Living, Year Round Youth Program, Summer Youth Activities, YouthBuild, and Youth Transition, Pre-Apprenticeship Program

DO-IT Oregon

The Samuel S. Johnson Foundation has supported Oregon college-bound sophomore or junior in high school individuals with disabilities as University of Washington DO-IT Scholars and related DO-IT Pal and Camper from the state of Oregon!

Oregon National Guard Youth Challenge

An Alternative High School. It is a residential school where cadets (students) live on site for 5 months while attending the military model school. This period is followed by a mandatory 12 month mentor phase back in the community. Eligible individuals are accepted from all 36 counties in Oregon. The school is a non-traditional model that operates similar to a military academy.

Mapping Your Future

Free resource for career, college, financial aid, and money management information. Our goal is to help individuals achieve life-long success by empowering students, families, and schools with web-based information and services.


Positive, healthy outcomes for youth, provides interactive tools and other resources to help youth-serving organizations and community partnerships plan, implement, and participate in effective programs for youth.

Job Opening Resources

Get access to Oregon's largest source of current job listings, career exploration tools, apprenticeships and online job boards.


Job Search Resources

Find information about occupations, wages, skills, assistance and certifications that will help you conduct a successful job search.


Career, Education and Training Resources

Explore the world of work and what type of preparation it takes to be successful in a progressive career path. 


Green Jobs Resources

Find out what makes a job green, view green job listings and learn how green jobs impact Oregon's economy.


Other Important Information and Services for Job Seekers

Access community resources and assistance programs that are available if you are experiencing tough economic times.

Trade Act Resources

The partner agencies of WorkSource Oregon provide several resources to workers affected by layoffs or closures. The goal of WorkSource Oregon is to make the transition to your next employment opportunity as smooth as possible. Click on the links below for more detail or visit your local WorkSource Center to learn about assistance for dislocated workers. WorkSource Oregon Center Locations

Trade Act Overview Video - Oregon Employment Department

View this short overview video to learn more about the federal Trade Act program and the resources that may assist you as a dislocated worker.

Trade Act Program Benefits and Services

View this page from the Oregon Employment Department to learn about Trade Act program benefits and services, including re-employment, training, job search allowances, and relocation allowances. This page also includes information on Trade Readjustment Allowance, which provides additional unemployment benefits to individuals certified under the Trade Act Program; the Health Coverage Tax Credit and wage subsidies.

Rapid Response Services for Laid Off Workers - United States Department of Labor

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act is a federal law that requires certain employers to give their workers 60 days notice before a plant closing or mass layoff. The purpose of the WARN act is to provide workers with time to seek new employment or retraining opportunities and to plan for the transition phase after the layoff. This site from the United States Department of Labor provides information relevant to these laid off workers and other resources available to them.

Oregon Dislocated Worker - Department of Community Colleges & Workforce Development

The Dislocated Worker Unit is Oregon's clearinghouse for Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification (WARN) information and works closely with local program providers to deliver services to workers affected by layoffs and closures. Visit this website for contact information to reach staff that can provide helpful next step information and provide additional resources that may be of assistance.

WARN Act Compliance Assistance Materials- United States Department of Labor

Visit this page to access United States Department of Labor compliance assistance materials to help workers and employers understand their rights and responsibilities under the provisions of the WARN Act.

Ex-Offender Resources

Look below for a useful list of resources for ex-offenders transitioning back into the workforce. Click on the headings for more information, or visit one of our WorkSource Oregon centers where we have knowledgable staff that can assist you and recommend relevant resources for your situation. Come see us today! WorkSource Oregon Center Locations

Partnership for Safety and Justice

This website provides reports and resources to assist with employment barriers faced by people with a past felony conviction. Find general re-entry resources, as well as access to the Oregon Transition Support Directory, a guide that provides a list of transitional resources in the state of Oregon.

Unicor - Handbooks

Visit this site to access handbooks from the Inmate Transition Branch that assist in the preparation for job searches. These three handbooks include employment information and resources, as well as a mock job fair handbook.

Department of Labor - Reintegration of Ex-Offenders

View this online list of sites and documents that may be useful in learning more about prisoner re-entry programs and how community organizations are active partners in the re-entry process. This information includes other agency efforts and programs, training, and technical assistance opportunities and publications.

The Oregon Reentry Wiki

This site provides information on state and county level services available to ex-offenders who have been released from Oregon Department of Corrections custody. State agencies and local community partners post relevant information, allowing ex-offenders to identify resources available once they return to their home community.

Mercy Corps Northwest: The Reentry Transition Center

This center coordinates reentry services for ex-offenders including immediate needs such as meals, hygiene products, access to phone, email and internet, alcohol and drug assessments and emergency temporary housing; as well as supporting other long-term goals that may include education and vocational training, among others.

Success for Life: Education and Reentry Programs

The LIFE prison reentry program addresses self-employment and microenterprise development after release for women prisoners. This program helps incarcerated women learn important skills for life, business and a successful reentry to the community. LIFE helps women create productive lives after release, and establishes self-sufficiency and economic stability for themselves and their families.

Workshop: Successful Job Search for the Ex-Offender

This workshop from WorkSource Oregon partner, Job Growers, provides ex-offenders with useful job search information including: preparing to answer questions about a conviction, expungement information, and learning how to register in iMatchSkills to get matched to jobs in Oregon.

Workshop: Discover Your Road to Success

This workshop from WorkSource Oregon partner, Southeast Works, provides you with information on how to discuss your background with employers, and covers other skills you will need to succesfully gain employment in a changing and challenging job market. If you are tired of hearing, "no" from employers because you have a criminal background, consider signing up for this workshop. Click on "Calendar" in the main menu to view upcoming times and find contact information.

Workshop: Overcoming a Criminal Background Barrier

This workshop from Goodwill Industries of Lane and South Coast Counties is offered at no-cost. To register, contact Goodwill for a current list of classes and times.

Oregon Employment Department - Tips and Resources for Ex-Offenders

This article from the Oregon Employment Department's Research Division provides some advice for facing the additional challenges associated with looking for work when you have a criminal history.

Oregon Expungement Process

If you are interested in having an arrest or conviction expunged in the state of Oregon, this page provides an overview of the Oregon Expungement Process.

Criminal Records and Getting Back Into the Workforce

A person with a criminal record is going to face greater challenges in getting employment. With that in mind, the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse provides: Six Critical Steps for Ex-offenders Trying to Get Back into the Workforce.

Step Ahead: Career Planning for People with Criminal Convictions

View this online resource from the Minnesota Department of Corrections created to help those with felony convictions and other criminal charges. With this career planning guide, you'll be able to identify your work options, set goals, and learn about training to help you be successful in your job search.

Jails to Jobs

On this website you'll find a step-by-step plan to follow as you carry out your job search. From researching potential employers and writing resumes, to handling interviews and more - it's all here, with advice tailored to the special needs of those recently released from jail and prison.

Good Seed: The Dave's Killer Bread Story

Watch the inspiring story of Dave Dahl, founder of Dave's Killer bread and former ex-con/son of pioneering organic baker, Jim Dahl. Based in Milwaukie, Oregon, Dave's Killer Bread was awarded the 2011 Oregon Ethics in Business Award and Local Hero Award by Edible Portland magazine.

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