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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.

Helpful Online Community Resources

Look below for a list of available online community resources. 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! Each Center's page also has links to community resources available nearby. WorkSource Oregon Center Locations

General Resources


Benefits.gov is the official benefits website of the U.S. government with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.

Oregon Helps

Oregon Helps is a free and easy program prescreener. Answer questions about people in your house, income and expenses. This site will estimate your potential eligibility for 33 programs and assistance.

211 Info - Search All Resources in Oregon & SW Washington

Want to benefit from the knowledge of thousands of nonprofit organizations, government entities and faith-based institutions? 211 info is the nonprofit organization that directs you to Oregon and Southwest Washington resources.

America's Service Locator

We connect individuals to employment and training opportunities available at local One-Stop Career Centers. Our website provides contact information for a range of local work-related services, including unemployment benefits, career development and educational opportunities.

Joblinks Employment Transportation

Joblinks is a program that connects workforce development agencies, transportation providers and other stakeholders with transportation-to-work solutions that are affordable, reliable and accessible. We focus on the mobility needs of low-wage job seekers and earners, as well as workers with disabilities, youth, veterans and older workers.

Finding Quality Child Care Resources

For many, finding childcare can be a barrier to accepting a job. The Oregon Employment Department's Child Care Division partners with childcare providers around Oregon to help parents find quality child care and even connects to subsidy programs when available.

Housing Resources

Foreclosure Help

Obtaining a loan modification is one way to avoid foreclosure and stay in your home, but the process can be challenging for homeowners. Whether you apply for a loan modification with the assistance of a counselor, or decide to do it yourself, there are crucial steps you should take to increase your chances of success.

Oregon Housing and Community Service Resources and Links

When you need help, you need to find the right services and resources as quickly as possible. Find information on affordable housing, homelessness prevention, landlord/tenant resources, food resources, senior resources, energy assistance, low income legal assistance and more.

Health Resources

Oregon Department of Consumer & Business Services - How Can I Keep My Health Insurance If I Lose My Job?

During times of high unemployment, Oregonians may lose their health insurance as well as their job. Knowing how to stay covered is important, especially for those with medical conditions. We know the options can be confusing, but our consumer advocates are available to help people sort through them based on their individual situations.

Health Insurance Coverage for All

Our mission is to provide simplified public and private health insurance eligibility information in order to help more people access coverage. We aim to find the uninsured and centralize the distribution of information and eligibility requirements, encouraging more people to enroll and thereby lower the ranks of the uninsured.

Oregon Insurance Division - Consumer Insurance Information and Complaints

The Oregon Insurance Division protects the public by ensuring the financial soundness of insurers, the availability and affordability of insurance, and fair treatment of policyholders while maintaining a positive business climate.

Oregon.gov - Prescription Assistance

The Oregon Prescription Drug Program is a cost-saving program that ALL Oregonians can join. Enrollment is free and can help you save up to 60% on prescriptions. There is not paperwork required and no age or income limit.

Oregon Tobacco Quit Line

Call the Quit Line and speak with an expert quit coach. We know what you are going through. We don't nag or lecture. We help you feel more confident about quitting for good. There are many ways to quit. We'll help you make a plan that will work for you.

Coping & Crisis Resources

Oregon State University Extension Services - Finding Help In Tough Times

Money and work are two of the top sources of stress for almost 75 percent of Americans, according to the APA's 2007 Stress in America study. With rising consumer debt, falling house prices, rising costs of living and declining retail sales, many people are worried about how they will get through this recession. OSU Extension Service has compiled information to help you find the help you need during these tough times.

Riley Guide - Coping with Job Loss

The Riley Guide is a directory of employment and career information sources and services. We have information you need to file for unemployment benefits, advice on surviving a job loss and links to networking and support groups to help you during this time.

Department of Labor - Assistance Available After Job Loss

The Department of Labor takes its responsibility to help America's workers cope with the current economic challenges seriously. The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) offers employment-related assistance to workers impacted by layoffs to improve their re-employment prospects and prepare for job transitions. The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) provides information on health and retirement benefit rights to help American workers make decisions regarding their health coverage in case of job loss.

Oregon Partnership - Free, Confidential Crisis Intervention and Referral

The Crisis Call Center provides free, confidential crisis intervention and referral. Our highly trained staff and volunteers compassionately support callers in need, providing immediate assistance and referring people to helping resources that put them on a path to healing. We also follow up personally with callers after initial contact and triage, ensuring people are safe and offering additional support.


Helpguide's mission is to help you understand, prevent and resolve many of life's challenges. Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge and support you need to take charge of your life and make healthy choices. Helpguide provides free online resources that are motivating, balanced, and ad-free -- easy to look at, easy to understand and focused on information you can use to help yourself.

Job Search Resources

Posted in Job Seeker Resources and Programs

Look below for a list of job search resources that will assist you in your job search. Click on the headings for more information, and visit one of our WorkSource Oregon centers. We have knowledgable staff and services dedicated to helping you find your next or better job. Come see us today! WorkSource Oregon Center Locations

Skills Verification

National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

The NCRC is a valuable, portable certificate that verifies three foundational skills: Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information. The NCRC is used by thousands of employers, employees and job applicants as a unform measure of key workplace skills. It helps job applicants stand out from the crowd, and assures employers that applicants have the foundational skills needed to be successful on the job.

Job Search Assistance

Employment Service Programs

The services offered by the Oregon Employment Department's Business and Employment Services unit reflect our committment to help Oregonians. We offer a wide range of services in our offices that can help job seekers regain employment or improve their current employment prospects. All these services are offered at no charge!

Community Colleges and Workforce Development

Oregon receives federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funding to provide an array of services to job seekers in offices across the state. These centers provide anyone who walks in the door with information to help them get a job or potentially go to school to train in a new career direction. Our services may include: information regarding Unemployment Insurance payments, résumé writing, application and interview help, work skills assessment and other other job seeker assistance.

CareerOneStop - Job Search

CareerOneStop is your source for employment information and inspiration; the place to manage your career; and your pathway to career success. Visit our website to find tools on everything job search related: how to create a job search plan, job search tools, how to apply for jobs, and what to do when that job offer is made.

America's Service Locator

We connect individuals to employment and training opportunities at local One-Stop Career Centers. Our website provides contact information for a range of local work-related services, including unemployment benefits, career development and educational opportunities.

Job Search with Labor Market Info

Quality Info - Job Openings and Info

Find quality information on job openings and articles based on current Oregon labor market information.  We have articles, publications and links that will assist you in your job search. Resources like the Employer Database provides information on 500,000 employers in Oregon, Idaho, Washington and selected counties in California and Nevada. Search by employer name or employer size. Industry classification is provided, along with links to detailed maps showing employer location.

Quality Info - Wages and Income

Find quality information on wages and income based on current Oregon labor market information. We have articles, publications, links and tools like the wage and salary conversion calculator or the salary relocation calculator that will help you make informed decisions during your job search.

Quality Info - Occupation Data Tools

Find quality information on all things related to occupations. We have data tools like the Occupational Information Center where you can pull reports on projected employment, wages, skills, education requirements, and more; the Occupation Explorer where you can search for occupations based on educational requirments, wages or employment prospects; and the Skills Explorer that allows you to see which occupations best match your unique set of skills.

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