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. 

Results

In the rolling 4 quarters ending September 30, 2016:

  • 81,200 people accessed services at WorkSource Portland Metro
  • Nearly 26,000 people were placed into jobs at an average hourly wage of $18.64
  • Those placed earned more than $440 million in the 6 months after placement

 

81,200 people engaged with the public workforce system during this reporting period.

Services provided to job seekers through WorkSource Portland Metro

  • 1,455 people received a National Career Readiness Certificate
  • 200,158 log-ins were made to access online tools
  • 1,365 highly barriered residents received case management support from partner agencies
  • 32 businesses received layoff assistance to help 3,733 workers
  • 44,217 skill development activities were provided including workshops and training

 

Who we served

Race/Ethnicity Adults Served Population
African American 9% 4%
Asian 7% 8%
Caucasian 76% 78%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian or Alaskan 2% 1%
Hispanic or Latino 12% 13%
2 or More Races 5% 8%
Female 46% 51%
Male 54% 49%

 

Job Seeker Profile

  • 27% self-reported receiving public assistance
  • 9% self-reported not completing High School or GED
  • 8% self-reported having a criminal background
  • Achievement levels for those who completed their NCRC:
    • Platinum 2%
    • Gold 36%
    • Silver 50%
    • Bronze 12%