JOBS Opportunity and Basic Skills (JOBS) program is the state's employment and training program for people on public assistance. This program can help low-income families avoid the need for welfare.
The JOBS program has undergone a significant change due to limited funding. Prior to July 1, 2011, letters were sent to over 20,000 clients notifying them that their JOBS services would end on June 30, 2011 and that case managers would be working with them to develop new case plans, as appropriate, for the remaining services and slots available.
The JOBS program continues to have a reduced number of service options going forward. There are limited slots available for the current set of services which include: job search, work experience, JOBS Plus subsidized employment, high school or GED completion for teen parents, and limited support payments. The Parents as Scholars component is closed to new participants.
Current JOBS clients who have questions about their case plan or available program services should contact their case managers. If you do not know who to call, please call your local DHS office local DHS offices.
The program is administered by the DHS Children, Adults and Families (CAF) group. Clients obtain services and benefits through local DHS offices throughout the state.
Also see: Oregon Employment Department, Job Seeker Services