[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1425″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1432066880163{margin-top: 20px !important;}”]Workforce system partners of Oregon will work together to implement and evaluate the Rethinking Job Search Program thanks to being fully funded by theWorkforce Innovation Fund grant from the Department of Labor.

Partners on the project include:

  • Oregon Employment Department- Unemployment Insurance and Employment Services
  • Workforce Boards across the state
  • State of Oregon
  • Public Policy Associates


Some important updates since the last edition of the Rethinking Job Search Update Newsletter include:

Assessment as a Job Seeker Activity

Unemployment Insurance has agreed to allow both completing an assessment and attending the Rethinking Job Search Workshops to count as a job seeker activities to support participation in the program. This will incentivize participation in the program and support job seekers.

Pilot Assessment

Thanks to funding from the State of Oregon, Incite is working with Unemployment Insurance to pilot two assessments we are considering using to determine stage of readiness to get a job in several areas across the state. This pilot will allow us to practice logistics, assess response rate, and determine which assessment works best for our communities.

Evaluation Design Report

First Draft

Public Policy Associates has submitted their first draft of the Evaluation Design Report. This document is essentially a map of what the next 4 years will look like for Rethinking Job Search. We are ahead of schedule in getting this completed.

Dates and Timelines

Over the next several months, you can expect to see the following activities taking place for Rethinking Job Search:

June: Pilot assessment

July: RFP released for Local Workforce Board contracts

August: Evaluation Design Report submitted to Department Of Labor (this must be approved before the project can move on)

September: Execute contracts with Local Workforce Boards

December: Rethinking Job Search Facilitator Training

January 2016: Rethinking Job Search Workshops begin!


Jennifer Johnson is the Project Manager, you may learn more about her by clicking this link.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]