Business Services

WorkSource Oregon is a one-stop resource for businesses. All services are at no cost to you.

Business Services

Free job posting

iMatchSkills is the largest database of job seekers in the state, with the broadest range of skills. No fees to post jobs or search for talent. Run your own job matches or develop a recruitment plan with WorkSource Oregon.

More than a job board: a partnership

Local recruiters with relationships listen and deliver real solutions. We’ll meet at your location, get to know your business, and discuss your hiring preferences to meet your company’s unique needs. 

Workers for every type of job

WorkSource connects you to specialized and general talent—all in one place. We’ll publicize your job openings, handle all applicant contact, screen applicants, conduct initial interviews, and only send you the top candidates who meet your criteria. 

Recruit. Retain. Resolve.

Hiring events, training, tax credits, and more. Training can be one of the most expensive personnel costs. Our programs can save you time and help defray training costs while you build a workforce with the skills you need.

WorkSource can help you:

  • Craft job postings for improved results
  • Convene job candidates through job fairs and hiring events
  • Identify possible tax credits
  • Provide customized workforce data analysis
  • Establish market-competitive wage rates to attract and retain talent
  • Grow skilled workers with apprenticeships, internships and training options
WorkSource is here to partner with you. Each year our Business Services representatives serve 9,700 businesses, post 250,000 jobs, and help with 34,000 hires. Let our team help yours.

Business Programs & Tax Credits

WorkSource Oregon has programs and tax credits to help you find talent, save money, and grow your business. A local business services representative will be dedicated to partnering with you. They’ll meet with you at your location, get to know your company’s unique needs, and help find solutions. 

Recruit Quality Employees

WorkSource connects you to specialized and general talent—all in one place. We can help you craft job descriptions, publicize your job openings, handle all applicant contact, screen applicants, conduct initial interviews, and refer only the top candidates who meet your criteria. We average 1 hire for every 3.4 referrals on staff-assisted listings. We’ll also identify possible tax credits and share market-competitive wages to help you attract and retain talent. 

Recruit and Hire Veterans. Learn about the advantages of hiring veterans and the HIRE Vets Medallion Program. Connect with a Local Veterans’ Employer Representative who can help you meet your workforce needs by recruiting and retaining veterans. 

Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Get tax credits ranging from $1,500 to $9,600 per hire by hiring people who face barriers to employment, such as: some veterans, people receiving TANF or SNAP, people with disabilities, formerly incarcerated people, people who have been unemployed for longer than six months, and more.

Jobs Plus Program. Hire people receiving TANF and get reimbursed for up to the Oregon minimum wage plus employer wage taxes and workers' compensation costs. 

Preferred Worker Program. Hire people with permanent disabilities from on-the-job injuries and get reimbursed for half of the preferred worker’s wages for six months. 

Federal Bonding. Get $5,000 fidelity bonds, free of charge, as an incentive to hire job seekers that do not qualify for commercial fidelity bonds. This program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, has a 99% success rate nationwide.

Foreign Labor Certification (FLC) Program. If you’re experiencing a shortage of workers, FLC can help you navigate Temporary H-2A and H-2B certification and comply with related requirements.

Train & Retain

Training can be one of the most expensive personnel costs. WorkSource can help you grow a skilled workforce--and increase the skills of your current workforce--with apprenticeships, internships, and training options. We can help pay for the costs of training.

On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program. Save money with OJT by getting reimbursed for up to 50% of a new hire’s wages (up to $5,000) during their first few months of on-the-job training. 

Apprenticeships. Apprenticeships combine supervised on-the-job training with classroom instruction. 

Work Share. Avoid layoffs and keep talent during a temporary decline in business. Work Share allows you to keep skilled employees during slow times by reducing work hours. Eligible staff whose hours and wages are reduced get unemployment insurance benefits to compensate for the lost wages.

If you’re considering a layoff, let us know. Our Rapid Response Team can either help you avoid the layoff, or provide support for the employees being let go. We’ll come to your location, meet with your employees, register them in iMatchSkills, talk to them about retraining for another job, and connect them to resources. 

Grow Your Business

We provide data analysis to help you anticipate and prepare for changes in the economy.

Plan a path to growth with Sector Partnerships. Our WorkSource areas convene businesses by sector, and together determine how best to grow the industry. WorkSource brings together economic development, contractors, housing authorities, and more. We create internship programs, partner with local colleges, and advocate for housing so your workforce can grow.