Workforce Services

HOURS
Monday - Friday,  8am - 5pm
*In-person appointments available by request.
CONTACT US
Phone:  541-686-7985
Email:  lchswm@lanecountyor.gov


Workforce Services provides Employment & Training Programs for both job seekers and businesses throughout Lane County.  Services are customized to and developed in partnership with each job seeker empowering them to successfully choose, get, and keep a career path that meets their needs and the future needs of employers.  Learn more about our menu of services in the BLUE tabs below.

Lane County Workforce Services is part of an alliance of services known as WorkSource Lane and is funded by the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act of 2014.  Under the direction of Lane Workforce Partnership, WorkSource Lane is dedicated to assisting employers recruit and retain employees, and to help individuals learn new skills, find employment and progress in their careers.
Lane Workforce Partnership Logo  Lane Workforce Partnership Facebook Link  


JOB SEEKERS: If you experienced job loss due to COVID-19, the current COVID FREEZE or the Holiday Farm Fire, please call us at 541-686-7985 and ask about our Dislocated Worker Program. Read more about this program and other career services available to you in the tabs below.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance:  filing deadline extended until November 27, 2020.  Click on the Red "File an Unemployment Claim" Button  in the quick links below to submit an online application.
Press Release:  DUA Deadline Extension

BUSINESSES: 
GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES $55M IN FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO SUPPORT OREGON BUSINESSES:  On November 17th, Governor Brown announced that $55M would be made available to businesses impacted by COVID-19 statewide. We are working with the state to understand Lane County’s allocation, as well as the eligibility restrictions so that we can begin deploying this money to businesses as soon as possible. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive updates on this program and other funding resources, please submit your contact information here: https://tinyurl.com/covidfunds-notification

BUSINESS OREGON RELEASING $20M IN EMERGENCY SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE FUNDS: On November 19th, Business Oregon is going to release an additional round of $20M in Emergency Small Business Assistance Funds. This round is intended to target businesses that have not received funds through previous rounds of State funding, including those with 26-100 employees that have received $100,000-$1M in federal funding or 25 or fewer employees that received $100,000-$1M in federal funding (PPP/Paycheck Protection Program and/or EIDL/ Economic Injury Disaster Loan). Businesses will apply directly through Business Oregon, and additional details as well as the application can be found here on Thursday, November 19th: https://www.oregon4biz.com/Coronavirus-Information/ESBA/

COVID FREEZE LAYOFF AVERSION FUNDS:  Lane Workforce Partnership will be posting an application to their website very soon for small businesses to apply for Lay Off Aversion funds, targeting businesses impacted by the current COVID freeze.  Eligible businesses will be restaurants, gyms, and indoor recreation facilities with preference given to those that are veteran, women, or minority owned.  Businesses will be able apply for up to $2,500.  Check the website here:  https://www.laneworkforce.org/

HOLIDAY FARM FIRE: If your business experienced damage due to the Holiday Farm Fire, please fill out our damage survey and Hillary Moran, Rapid Response Liaison will contact you directly with resources and information for your business and employees. 
Business Damage Survey:  https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/1222bb2a4d9b43aab656e05768bac08d



EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING SERVICES MENU

Job Search & Career Services

Work one-on-one with a Career Advisor to enhance your job search and direct your career path.  Whether you are unemployed or employed, need to update your resume, or brush up on your interview skills, our Career Advisors are here to help.

Have you lost your job because of COVID?  Ask about our Dislocated Worker Program.

Job Search & Career Services include:
  • Help with resumes and cover letters
  • Online applications
  • Interview preparation
  • Career exploration
  • Training scholarships
  • Community resources

Phone and virtual appointments are available Monday - Friday, 8am - 5apm. 

Image of Eugene Public Library outsideIn person hours are possible by appointment at:
Eugene Public Library - 100 W 10th Ave, Eugene
Self-Sufficiency Office - 101 30th Street Springfield


Library One Page Career Services Flyer - English
Library One Page Career Services Flyer - Spanish

Contact us at 541-686-7985 to start working with a Career Advisor today!

Training Programs

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act  (WIOA) Scholarship

The purpose of the WIOA Scholarship is to help residents of Lane County earn updated, in-demand skills through short-term certification programs or assistance with the final year of a two-year degree.  This is a scholarship reimbursement program for up to $4,500 with possible support funds.

Applications Closed
Instructions for the competitive applications process can be found here: WIOA Scholarship Flyer October 2020.pdf
For more information, or to learn when the next round of applications will open, please call: 541-686-7985.


JOBS Program - See the JOBS tab below for information on Vocational Training, Work Experience, and on-the-job training through JOBS Plus.


STEP Program -
See the STEP tab below for information on Vocational Training.

JOBS Program - for TANF Families

The JOBS program is an Employment and Training program designed specifically for families receiving TANF.  A variety of options are available for you no matter where you are in your employment journey. 

Take a look below to learn more, then, contact your Family Coach for a referral to get started!  We look forward to working together.

Services include:
  • Weekly "iConnect" online employment and life skills workshops.  To learn more, contact:

    Lisa Mills, Lead Employment Specialist
    Phone: 530-408-6272
    Email: lisa.mills@lanecountyor.gov

    Susan Mills, Employment Specialist
    Phone: 347-974-0211
    Email: susan.norris@lanecountyor.gov


  • Weekly JOBS Email - Published each Monday by email is an entire job-search workshop distilled into a short, engaging article. Each issue also highlights timely, local resources and events, plus links and attachments for those who wish to dive deeper.
  • Vocational Training - Interested in training in a specific career path?  JOBS has the closest option to FREE short-term vocational training. Examples include: Commercial Truck Driving, Welding, CNA 1 & 2, and more!  You will work one one one with a Vocational Training Specialist who will help you decide on what training is right for you and work with you upon training completion to find employment in your field.
  • Job Search Assistance - Work one-on-one with an Employment Specialist to learn about job search strategies, tips on filling out applications, and assistance with resume building. Discussions also include tapping into the hidden job market, how to write a cover letter, who to use as references, and other helpful hints that help give a edge over the competition for landing that job you want.
  • Work Experience - Not ready for a job search? Start by volunteering to gain experience, build confidence, learn new skills, and develop employer references while maintaining your grant.
  • JOBS Plus - Our team has connections with employers ready to hire through our JOBS Plus program.  Receive on-the-job paid training as an employee with a local business while receiving support from your Employment Specialist who will help you create strategies for success in permanent, long-term employment.

STEP - SNAP Training & Employment Program

STEP is an Employment and Training program for individuals receiving SNAP benefits.  Work one-on-one with an Employment & Housing Specialist to develop a plan tailored to your interests, skills, and abilities that can lead to a career path where you will thrive.

See our menu of services below:

  • Job Search Assistance
  • Housing counseling and stabilization
  • Certificate Training Programs
  • Youth ages 16 - 24
  • Job Search Supports – gas, bus pass, interview clothes, uniforms, etc.
  • Our STEP Partners:
    • Lane Community College
    • Food for Lane County
    • Goodwill Industries
    • Oregon Employment Department
To be eligible for the Lane County STEP program, individuals will:
  • Be receiving SNAP and not TANF;
  • Need assistance with their job search or training program;  AND
  • Be literally homeless or at imminent risk of losing housing.

PROGRAM FLYERS
Lane County STEP Program Flyer
STEP Partner Flyer - English
STEP Partner Flyer - Spanish


Contact the STEP team to learn more:

Gretchen Stupke, Employment Specialist

Office: 541.349.4150

Cell/Text: .458.239.2721

Email:  Gretchen.stupke@lanecountyor.gov



Lindsay Weiss, Employment Specialist
Office: 541.465.2840
Cell/Text: 458.239.2874
Email:  Lindsay.weiss@lanecountyor.gov


     

Business Services

JOBS Plus
Created by Oregon, the JOBS Plus Program offers Lane County businesses an opportunity to receiving a wage reimbursements up to $13,000 for training new workers.  Minimal paperwork, easy monthly wage reimbursement, great employees!

JOBS Plus Brochure

Rapid Response
Is your business preparing to lay off workers, close or consolidate?  The Lane County Rapid Response Team can help assist workers with navigating Unemployment Insurance, The Healthcare Marketplace and retraining programs.

For more information about JOBS Plus and Rapid Response, please contact Hillary Moran, 458-239-4126 or Hillary.moran@lanecountyor.gov

On-The-Job Training
The purpose of an On-The-Job Training program, is to assist businesses in training and retraining skilled, productive workers.  On-The-Job training may be used to help offset the costs of training new employees who meet Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) eligibility guidelines.

For more information, please review the OJT Employer Overview or contact a Specialist from our On-The-Job Training Team.

OJT Employer Overview

Liz Hudson, 541-686-7521, liz.hudson@lanecountyor.gov

Jennifer Carrion, 541-686-7520, jennifer.carrion@lanecountyor.gov



COVID & McKenzie / Holiday Fire Related Job Loss

Hillary Moran sitting at a tableWas your job or business impacted by COVID or the recent fires?

The Lane County Dislocated Worker Program can help connect you/your employees to Unemployment Insurance, Disaster Unemployment Insurance, Healthcare benefits, retraining funds and other resources. 

Job Seekers - Call 541-686-7985 to connect with a Career Advisor to learn what employment and training services are available to you. Please leave your first and last name, phone number, and mention "Dislocated Worker Program".

Businesses - Please contact Hillary Moran, Lane County Dislocated Worker Liaison, Hillary.moran@lanecountyor.gov. Please include your business name, number of impacted employees and the best way to contact you directly.

NOTE: To help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon and protect our customers, teams, and agency partners, WorkSource centers are temporarily changing the way services are provided. WorkSource teams are available during regular business hours to serve customers primarily via video, telephone, and email. We are committed to keeping services accessible at a time when our customers need us most. This approach allows us to continue to serve job seekers and businesses while ensuring effective social distancing and the safety of our communities.



MEET OUR TEAMS!

Workforce Innovations & Opportunities Act

Liz Hudson, Lead Career Advisor

On-the-Job Training Specialist
Phone:  541-686-7521
Email:   liz.hudson@lanecountyor.gov

Jennifer Carrion, On-the-Job Training Specialist
Phone: 541-686-7520
Email:  jennifer.carrion@lanecountyor.gov

Leah Kirkland, Career Advisor
Phone:  541-686-7502
Email: leah.kirkland@lanecountyor.gov

Hillary Moran, Rapid Response Liaison &
JOBS Plus Coordinator
Phone: 458-239-4126
Email:  hillary.moran@lanecountyor.gov

Craig Wilson, Career Advisor &
STEP Job Developer
Phone: 541-972-1351
Email: craig.wilson@lanecountyor.gov

Job Opportunities & Basic Skills (JOBS)

Lisa Mills, Lead Career Advisor
Phone:
530.408.6272
Email: lisa.mills@lanecountyor.gov


James Meyer, Career Advisor
Phone/Text: 458-201-3210
Email: james.meyer@lanecountyor.gov

Susan Norris, Career Advisor
Phone: 347-974-0211
Email:  susan.e.norris@dhsoha.state.or.us

Cherina Ramirez, Career Advisor
Phone: (541) 744-4036
Email: cherina.k.ramirez@dhsoha.state.or.us


Anya Samora, Vocational Training Navigator
& Career Advisor
Phone:  541-735-0721
Email: anya.samora@lanecountyor.gov

Roger Savage, Career Advisor
Phone:  (541) 684-2304
Email:  roger.savage@dhsoha.state.or.us


SNAP Training & Employment (STEP)

Gretchen Stupke
Employment & Housing Specialist
Phone:  (541)349-4150
Email: gretchen.stupke@lanecountyor.gov

Lindsay Weiss
Employment & Housing Specialist
Phone:  541.465.2840
Email:  lindsay.weiss@lanecountyor.gov


Administration

Daphne Weller, Sr. Office Assistant
Phone:  541-686-7985

Email:  daphne.weller@lanecountyor.gov

Deanna Strachan-Wilson
Workforce Programs Supervisor
Phone:  541-517-0245
deanna.strachan-wilson@lanecountyor.gov

COVID-19 Information -

Find updates and information in English and Español

www.lanecounty.org/coronavirus