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





Open Enrollment Hours

Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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 Virginia Woof Dog Daycare and elsewhere, 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


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


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.


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


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.


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