​​​The Job Opportunity and Basic Skills (JOBS) program is Oregon's employment and training program for low-income families on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).


There are many services option in four core areas:

  • Stability
  • Wellbeing
  • Education and Training
  • Job Readiness

Family coaches meet with families and connect them to local services. Services include: 

  • Job readiness
  • Work experience
  • On-the-job training
  • JOBS Plus
  • English language classes
  • High school and GED
  • Trades programs
  • College degree programs
  • Parenting​
  • Family and housing stability
  • Help finding medical, mental health, or substance treatment services

Family coaches help families meet their goals with support payments.

Want to learn more about the JOBS Program? Our Family Assessment Goal Options Magazine has lots of resources to support you in what you want to achieve.


Do you have questions about your case or services in your area? Contact your Family Coach. Find your local ODHS Self-Sufficiency office if you do not know who to call.

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