What to Expect at WorkSource
Research shows that people who use WorkSource employment services return to work faster and earn more money than those who don’t.
At WorkSource, you can:
- Register in iMatchSkills, Oregon’s largest job database
- Apply for jobs, sign up for trainings, develop a career plan and WorkSource Portfolio, and message WorkSource staff in My WorkSource
- Get a one-on-one career coach
- Match your interests and abilities to jobs you’d be good at and enjoy doing
- Learn about free training to help you advance in your career or learn a new industry
- Explore paid internships, apprenticeships, on-the-job training, GED programs, and college classes
- Take part in workshops on resumes, interviewing, networking, soft skills, applying for state jobs, and more
- Use computers, internet, phones, fax, copiers, and printers in our Resource Rooms
- Get help with housing, transportation, childcare, food, internet access, tuition, textbooks, school fees, identification, work clothes and tools, and more.
What are the benefits of iMatchSkills and My WorkSource?
iMatchSkills is the State of Oregon’s online job matching system. You can find jobs, and employers can find you. The more detail you put in your Job Seeker profile, the more you stand out to employers.
In iMatchSkills, you can:
- Search hundreds of open job listings
- Find jobs that match your skills, interests, and preferred hours
- Build and save your resume
- Apply for jobs
- Get connected to employers by WorkSource staff
- Get alerts about new job postings and job fairs
If you get unemployment insurance benefits, you must fill out a Job Seeker profile in iMatchSkills. Visit our iMatchSkills registration step-by-step guide for help.
My WorkSource is an interactive website for job seekers. You log in to get resources and tools just for you. You’ll need to sign up for the local Employment and Training program to see all the features, but many tools are available without signing up.
In My WorkSource, you can:
- Create a career plan by setting job and career goals
- Search and apply for jobs
- Sign up for trainings and workshops
- Send and receive secure messages with WorkSource staff
- Access tools to improve and save resumes and cover letters
- Save job searches, applications, and job postings in a job application log
- Access online training programs
If you get unemployment insurance benefits, learn about your work search requirements.
Get training or go to school while still getting unemployment benefits with Training Unemployment Insurance (TUI). You don’t need to look for work while in this program.
Start your own business while still getting unemployment benefits with Self-Employment Assistance (SEA). You don’t need to look for a job with an employer while in this program.
Have a Disability?
WorkSource can help you get and keep a job that matches your skills, interests, and abilities. We also help employers provide accommodations.
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- Sign language interpreters
- Sprint Relay Online Service (SRO)
- Voice Carry Over (VCO)
- Spanish TTY services
If you served in the U.S. military or are a spouse of a veteran, you can qualify for priority referrals to jobs and other employment and training services.
Training & Education
Sometimes your next career step requires more training or education. WorkSource can help you explore—and pay for—your options.
- Degrees and certificates. Earn an industry-recognized certificate. WorkSource can help with certifications for flagger, forklift, CPR/first aid, OSHA 10/30, food handlers, alcohol server, and more.
- Apprenticeships. Get work experience and an education while earning a family wage. Available in fields like healthcare, IT, manufacturing, construction, and more. Watch this video to learn more. Explore apprenticeships.
- Internships. Prepare for a future job by gaining work experience in your target field. Paid and unpaid internships available.
- Education. Take classes for Adult Basic Education (ABE), English as a Second Language (ESL), General Equivalency Degree (GED), and more.
- Workshops. Take part in workshops on resumes, interviewing, networking, soft skills, applying for state jobs, and more.
To view workshops near you, visit My WorkSource.