Employment Access Center
2 NW 2nd Portland, Oregon
Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
The Employment Access Center helps individuals on the path to self-sufficiency through employment and prepares them to live productive lives as skilled workers, ready to fill the needs of local businesses. Homeless people and those at risk of becoming homeless can put a firm foundation under themselves and their families.
Specialized programs address the particular needs of homeless Veterans. Other specialized programs work with ex-offenders reentering society. Staff takes a one-on-one approach, designing services to address each person’s needs and overcome barriers to employment. Individuals develop a comprehensive plan that can lead them to permanent and competitive employment. They may be able to access training dollars to develop new skills that lead to career advancement and livable wage jobs.
For Central City Concern clients, the center is a one-stop employment resource center with classes in resume writing, interviewing and computer skills. Job seekers have access to computers, the internet, tutorials, personal voicemail, copier, telephone and fax services.
• Career Center
• Supported Employment
• Veterans Programs and Veterans Stand Down
• Mentoring Programs
Employment Access Center Featured in OregonLive.
486 jobs were secured for people (many previously homeless) in 2011 as a result of Employment Access Center services; average wage was 58% higher than Oregon's minimum wage.