Oregon Bans the Box!

Oregon has become the 18th State Overall to Give Qualified Job-Seekers with Convictions a Fair Chance to Work; 7th State to Enact Law for Private Sector Salem, OR—Oregon Governor Kate Brown held a ceremonial signing today for House Bill 3025, which requires employers to remove questions about past convictions from job...

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Interview with Danielle Johnson: A Workforce Program Success Story

  “When I found out I had the job I called my mom, I called everyone, my daughter, my children, and I called Debra (the Director of the Urban League of Portland’s Workforce Department)” – Danielle Johnson, Community Liaison at The Urban League of Portland and Workforce client. Danielle Johnson...

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Enrollment Open For 2015 Summer Youth Employment Programs

  Applications for the Urban League of Portland’s 2015 Summer Youth Programs are available now online and at the Urban League offices at 10 N Russell Street. The Urban League of Portland’s Youth Programs serve to shepherd the youth in our community and empower them to achieve. We foster interactive...

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State of Black Oregon 2015 Charts a Roadmap for Progress

Portland, Oregon— Dismantling the state’s legacy of racial inequity is key to the future growth and prosperity of all Oregon, concludes the State of Black Oregon 2015, a comprehensive overview of the status of Black Oregonians statewide, published today (May 5)  from the Urban League of Portland. The State of...

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