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 successfully progress in their careers. 

Lane Workforce Partnership Logo  Lane Workforce Partnership Facebook Link
Read Lane Workforce Partnership's 2020 State of the Workforce Report
 



TRAINING SCHOLARSHIPS

***Now accepting WIOA scholarship applications!
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.  Visit our WIOA Scholarship Application page for more information.


Picture of Breanna, Dental Hygienist graduate
"I am so grateful for the WIOA scholarship, and especially for my Career Advisor and all the work she has done to support me in reaching my goals. It made such a big difference for me." - Breanna, Dental Hygienist Graduate



JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS

Join Lane County Career Advisors each week to learn about jobs and industries currently hiring.  Learn strategies for interviewing that will help you land the job.  Explore tools online that will guide you in a new career path.  Find out how LinkedIn can help you connect with employers and professionals in your industry.


WHEN:
  Every Thursday, 10am-1130am
LOGIN:  Click on the Calendar to find the workshop you want to attend. 

Our Career Advisors use Go To Meeting to deliver the workshop.
You may be prompted to download the free GoToMeeting app or log in on the Web.  You may call in if you do not have internet or prefer to use your phone.


There will be time after the workshop to ask questions and/or make a 1:1 appointment with a Career Advisor for individualized services and supports.


Job Loss due to COVID or Holiday Farm Fire
If you experienced job loss due to COVID-19 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 blue tabs to the right.



BUSINESSES 

FIRE RESTORATION AND RECOVERY PROJECT
The State of Oregon has been awarded National Dislocated Worker Grant funding from the Department of Labor in response to the devastating wild fires during the summer and early fall of 2021. Lane Workforce Partnership has been awarded a grant from this funding to assist the impacted communities in Lane County with fire restoration and cleanup efforts.  To learn more about the grant or to submit a project application, click here.

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

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.



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 or the Holiday Farm Fire?  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 OPEN June 14th, 2021!

Applications OPEN June 14th, 2021!
Before requesting an application, please read the instructions for this competitive process. 

To request an application or for more information, please complete the request form or call or email us at 541-686-7985 / lchswm@lanecountyor.gov



JOBS Program: 
The Lane County JOBS Program, through Oregon DHS, provides short-term vocational training at no cost for eligible TANF recipients. 

  • Training Programs are short-term, 18 months or less.
  • Schools / Training Providers are local and online.
  • Trainings result in industry recognized certificates.
  • Train for jobs currently needed and available throughout Lane County.
For more information, click on the flier below, contact your Family Coach, or contact Anya Samora directly at 541-735-0721.

JOBS VT Flier.pdf



FOOD FOR LANE COUNTY STEP PROGRAM:  Provides basic skills for careers in warehouse operations. The warehouse training program combines hands-on training in a large warehouse that processes, stores, and distributes both dry and perishable food products. Students will be involved in the receipting, storage, and distribution of up to eight million pounds of food per year for people with low or no income.  Learn more HERE.


LANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAREER PATHWAYS:  The Career Pathways Department is dedicated to serving students and community members pursuing short-term, workforce-based training. We support dislocated workers, GED students, English Language Learners, and many other individuals wishing to develop technical skills and improve their employment opportunities.  Learn MORE.


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: 458-209-0310
    Email: lisa.mills@lanecountyor.gov

    Susan Norris, Employment Specialist
    Phone: 458-209-0310
    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
  • Short-Term Vocational Training Programs
  • Job Search Supports – gas, bus pass, interview clothes, uniforms, phone / internet assistance, etc.
  • Adults 18+ and Youth ages 16 - 24

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.

Our STEP Partners:

 

 
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.pdf

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.

Middle Fork Complex Fire -

Evacuation and Safety Information

www.lanecountyor.gov/middleforkcomplex