The Jobs Opportunity and Basic Skills (JOBS) program

The JOBS program is the state's employment and training program for low income families on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

The goal of Training & Employment Consortium's Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Program is to enable individuals to make the transition from public assistance to self-sufficiency. Participants are referred by the Oregon Department of Human Services and work with JOBS Career Specialists to develop individual programs that help prepare them for full-time, unsubsidized employment


Instructional areas included:

- Life and career planning

- Adult basic education

- Short-term, intensive professional/technical training

- Work site training

- Job search instruction

- Job retention

- Career development

Career Specialists work closely with other WorkSource partners and community organizations to provide educational, professional, technical and counseling services as part of their comprehensive job training and educational programs.

For more information about the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program, contact:

Baker and Union Counties

Nicholas Batten
1901 Adams Ave, Suite 4
La Grande, OR 97850

DHS - Self Sufficiency Baker City
3165 10th Street, Suite 100
Baker City, OR 97814

DHS - Self Sufficiency La Grande
1607 Gekeler Lane
La Grande, OR 97850

Grant, Harney, and Malheur Counties

Lisa Norton
375 SW 2nd Avenue
Ontario, OR 97914

DHS - Self Sufficiency Ontario
186 East Lane, Suite 2
Ontario, OR 97914

DHS - Self Sufficiency John Day
725 W Main St
John Day, OR 97845

DHS - Self Sufficiency Burns
809 W. Jackson, Suite 100
Burns, OR 97720