Employment Services

Get Help with Employment

Do you want to find a job? Learn more about careers? Whether you’re looking for a couple hours of work or want to talk long-term goals, we can help.

Who is eligible

18 through 24 year-olds


Outside In
1195 SW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97205





Office Hours

Monday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Employment Support Resources

The Employment and Education Resource Center (ERC) is a place where people ages 18-25 can get help with

  • Getting into a career they love
  • Finding a job that will pay the bills
  • Earning a GED®
  • Completing a college education, apprenticeship, or short-term certificate

Job Readiness Training (JRT)

Free 3-week class designed to get you ready for a short-term goal job and help you plan for a long-term career you want.

  • Try this if: You want to focus on short-term + long-term goals, like college and careers
  • Benefits include: Paid internships at businesses in the community; resume + cover letter help, a college scholarship, career + college coaching, tutoring, clothes + transportation support

Job Club

Drop-in job search support every Monday and Thursday 10AM – 1PM

  • Try this if: You are focused on getting a job right now
  • Benefits include: Computer and phone access for job searching, resume and application help, possible Job Retention support when you get a job

Short-term Work Experience (S-WEX)

Paid work experiences lasting 3 – 4 hours

  • Try this if: You want to build your resume without committing to a job
  • Benefits include: Stipends, work experience, fun!

Success Stories


As a patient at Outside In, the dignity, compassion, and respect that I was shown by staff truly had a lasting impact on me and directly resulted in me wanting to get involved in helping my community.


Outside In made me want to be around excellence. Outside In shaped me. It taught me how to be kind to people less fortunate.


When I came out as trans and reached out to the community for help, everyone had something good to say about Outside In.


Through these connections I was able to get into school and graduate as a Certified Medical Assistant


Through Outside In’s guidance and support, I was in my own apartment completely self-sufficient within a week.


If you met me today, you might never imagine I spent countless nights sleeping under the Burnside Bridge.