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Get Help Finding a Job

Find employment support for:

People with disabilitiesOlder adultsPeople who receive food or cash benefits

Looking for unemployment or general employment information? Visit the Oregon Employment Department website

Want to work or volunteer at ODHS? Visit our ODHS careers page or volunteering page.

People with disabilities

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

This program helps individuals with all kinds of disabilities find and keep a job that matches their skills, interests and abilities. There are programs for young people age 14 to 24 who have disabilities and want help getting ready to work. There is also the Inclusive Career Advancement Program (ICAP) that supports VR clients who want to complete a certificate or degree at participating community colleges.

Vocational RehabilitationYouth ServicesICAP Program

Ticket to Work

This is a free federal program for people who get Social Security disability payments under SSI or SSDI. If you are 18 to 64 years old and want to work, this program helps you prepare for work and find a job.

Ticket to Work program

Employed Persons with Disabilities (EPD)

This is a Medicaid program that helps people with disabilities go to work while keeping their Medicaid coverage, including coverage for long-term services. Participants may pay a small fee, based on their income. 

To apply for EPD: Contact your local APD office or Area Agency on Aging. Find an office near you.

To make a payment: Click the green button below to make a payment online or read this guide on how to make a payment.

Payment portal technical assistance: Call 1-855-255-4304 during normal business hours.

Employed Persons with Disabilities (PDF)En Español (PDF) Make an EPD payment online

Employment First

This program helps individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities find and keep a jobs that are fully integrated in the community.

Employment First

Free benefits counseling

Are you interested in working but have questions about how it will affect your benefits?

There are free benefits counseling services for people with disabilities to help you make an informed decision about working. You can also learn about work incentive programs and how to navigate the benefits system when you start working.

Free benefits counseling

Older adults

Senior Employment Program

This program is for low-income seniors (55+) who are looking for employment, training and social engagement. It is a community service and work-based job training program through Easterseals Oregon.

Senior Community Service Employment Program

People who receive food or cash benefits

SNAP Employment Programs

If you have SNAP food benefits, you can get free help to meet your job goals through SNAP's employment and training programs.

SNAP Employment Programs


If you have TANF cash benefits, you can get free employment and training support through the Job Opportunity and Basic Skills program (JOBS).

TANF JOBS program