Adult Jobseeker Outcomes

Our Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) resources to serve adult job seekers are invested through the public workforce system - WorkSource Portland Metro - to fund a variety of programs and services to help people prepare for and connect to careers and to support the staffing needs of regional businesses. We carefully monitor the results of our investments to insure quality outcomes for both job seekers and employers. 


In the rolling 4 quarters ending June 30, 2017:

  • 78,600 people accessed services at WorkSource Portland Metro
  • 22,400 people were placed into jobs at an average hourly wage of $19.74
  • Those placed earned $416.5 million in the 6 months after placement


78,600 people engaged with the public workforce system during this reporting period.

Services provided to job seekers through WorkSource Portland Metro

  • 765 people received a National Career Readiness Certificate
  • 170,000 log-ins were made to access online tools
  • 1,330 highly barriered residents received case management support from partner agencies
  • 25 businesses received layoff assistance to help 3,341 workers
  • 35,900 skill development activities were provided including workshops and training


Who we served

Race/Ethnicity Adults Served Population
African American 9% 4%
Asian 6% 8%
Caucasian 77% 78%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 1% <1%
American Indian or Alaskan 1% <1%
Hispanic or Latino 12% 13%
2 or More Races 5% 9%
Female 46% 51%
Male 54% 49%


Job Seeker Profile

  • 26% self-reported receiving public assistance
  • 9% self-reported not completing High School or GED
  • 7% self-reported having a criminal background