The Employment Department is the agency of the government of the U.S. state of Oregon which is responsible for administration of the state’s unemployment insurance program, operation of a statewide employment service through a system of public employment offices, statistical research and reporting to assist job development in both the public and private sector, and provision oversight, certification, and technical assistance to providers of child care.
Although the agency as it exists today was created in 1993 by the Oregon Legislative Assembly, its history dates back to the 1913 opening of the first public employment office within the state by the City of Portland and incorporates programs of the previous Oregon State Employment Service (established in 1935) and other state agencies.
The Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) envisions a future in which all Oregonians—and especially those whom our systems have underserved and marginalized—benefit from the transformational power of high-quality postsecondary education and training.
DHS Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) assists individuals with disabilities to get and keep a job that matches their skills, interests, and abilities. VR staff work in partnership with the community and businesses to provide services that are individualized to help each eligible person receive services that are essential to their employment success.
Easterseals is committed to empowering low-income older workers to achieve economic independence and fully engage in the process of determining their own future, through participating in the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).
SCSEP is the largest federally-funded program for older adults who seek employment and training assistance, as well as civic engagement. Through this transitional employment program, Easterseals partners with community-based non-profit organizations and government agencies (host agencies) to provide participants with training opportunities to update their skills. During their time in SCSEP, job seekers work with Easterseals staff to target and achieve personal employment goals.
The goal of this program is to provide services that assist at risk of experiencing homelessness veterans to reintegration in the community and into meaningful employment within the labor force. We offer a structured, individually designed case management plan to assist the veteran to become employable and self-sufficient. The program is currently offered in Medford and Portland.
Dynamic Educational Systems, Inc., (DESI) is dedicated to helping qualified youth and adults receive the education, training, and job placement assistance they need to support themselves, their families, and their communities. From executive management to maintenance staff, each member of the DESI team places customer needs first.
DESI works with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps Program, as well as with local workforce development agencies administering the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), to provide opportunities for success.
The Job Corps program provides eligible youth ages 16 to 24 with an opportunity to not only finish their high school education but obtain practical career training and job placement assistance. DESI has been a Job Corps partner for over half of the program’s history, helping tens of thousands of youth begin rewarding careers and successful lives.
Oregon Human Development Corporation (OHDC) is a not-for-profit human service organization that has been providing services for farmworkers and disadvantaged individuals throughout Oregon continuously since 1979. The services include support, referral, advocacy, resources, assistance, and education. These programs are funded through a variety of contracts with federal, state, local, and private funding sources.
Representing Section 166 Indian & Native Americans Programs (Adult/Youth). Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title I, Amended by WIOA Title IV
The section 166 programs are designed to support employment and training activities in order to develop more fully the academic, occupational and literacy skills; make individuals more competitive in the workforce, promote economic and social development in accordance with the goals and values of such communities. These programs are administered in a way that not only meet regulatory requirements but also in ways that are consistent with the traditional cultural values and beliefs of the people they are designed to serve.
Since 1980, CSC has been part of a state and national network helping people and communities to thrive. We offer a number of services in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties. These services focus on essential day-to-day survival, such as food and housing, as well as developing new skills that lead to independence through education, training, and work. Whether you need help keeping the heat on today or want help planning for your career of tomorrow, CSC is here to help.
We believe that every family should have access to a stable home, nutritious food, quality education and training, and a job that pays a living wage. We also realize these things can be hard to get without some help along the way. CSC is your place to start. We want to work with you, as a partner, to achieve your goal of a better life for you and your family. In all that we do, CSC provides help for today and skills for tomorrow.
Chemeketa provides opportunities for students to explore, learn, and succeed through quality educational experiences and workforce training. Collaboration – We collaborate to ensure purposeful, effective programs and services that support all students. We welcome diverse perspectives and encourage the free exchange of ideas.
Diversity – We are a college community enriched by the diversity of our students, staff, and community members. Each individual and group has the potential to contribute to our learning environment. Each has dignity. To diminish the dignity of one is to diminish the dignity of us all.
Equity – We promote a just and inclusive environment in which all individuals receive equitable support to reach their full potential. We do this through fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all, aiming to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups.
Innovation – We innovate through reflection, analysis, and creativity. We design quality instruction, programs, and services to prepare students to meet the changing needs of our communities in a global society.
Stewardship – We act with personal and institutional accountability for the responsible use of environmental, financial, and human resources to meet the needs of current students without compromising the needs of future generations of students.
Representing programs authorized under Title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by WIOA Title IV
The Oregon Commission for the Blind was established in 1937 as a state agency to provide services to Oregon’s citizens who experience vision loss and need specialized training and support to live full and productive lives. The agency receives policy direction and oversight from a seven-member Commission representing consumer organizations, education, ophthalmology/optometry, business and individual citizens.
The agency operates under ORS 346.110 through 346.570 and through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, which designated the US Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration as the principal federal agency to oversee the national vocational rehabilitation system throughout the nation, in collaboration with the US Department of Labor and other workforce entities.
The Commission for the Blind has the following program objectives in service to our mission:
- Helping Oregonians who are blind get and keep jobs that allow them to support themselves and their families
- Supporting Oregon businesses in hiring and retaining qualified job seekers who are blind in their workforce.
- Supporting youth who are blind in the transition from high school to a career path/employment.
- Training Oregonians in the alternative skills related to blindness such as adaptive technology, white cane travel, braille and activities of daily living.
- Helping seniors and individuals with vision loss who are unable to work live with the highest levels of independence and self-sufficiency so that they can remain independent in their homes and active in their communities.
- Licensing and supporting business owners who operate food service and vending operations in public buildings and facilities throughout the state.