NOTICE: this Green Work Page is under development!

(Here locally, a deafening silence rolls through cyberland cuz there ain’t much yet…)

Please write in with info./suggestions about green work (whether for pay, or just ‘room & board’), especially anything western Oregon.

Local (Portland) Work Programs especially for the homeless, low income:

-> Clean Energy Works Portland – The Mayor’s Office in collaboration with Multnomah County, Energy Trust of Oregon, PGE, NW Natural, and Green For All have just launched (Oct.’09) a plan to employ hundreds of low income workers helping to retrofit up to 500 qualified homes for green energy. Applications to participate in the pilot project are available.  See,

There may be some (mostly non-green) work available through the following organizations:

Transition Projects, Inc. (TPI) is hiring shelter advocates as of 11-19-09: see,

-> Worksource Oregon job listings, Portland, OR — as listed by . See,,+OR

-> Work Systems, Inc. is a nonprofit organization serving the City of Portland, Multnomah and Washington Counties, where they facilitate business growth through networking with labor and education. Links to lots of potential employers here. See,

–> Central City Concern offers possible employment in:
Janitorial Services, CLEAN + SAFE, and Painting. Sign up at 118 NW 3rd Ave – Portland, OR 97209 – (503) 467-4630.

–> VOZ Program (St. Francis Church SE 12th & Oak) refers people to their Day Labor Site at 240 NE MLK Blvd., Portland.
Call (503) 234-2043 or (503) 752-3619
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–> Goodwill Industries is actually doing pretty well during this economic downturn. Seems they always have room for more workers.

More Green Work Programs and

Search Help from Around the U.S.:

-> Green Corps helps those with felony backgrounds in the inner cities with jobs ranging from gardening to recycling to remediation.

-> Bright Green Talent helps job seekers with networking, and compiles lots of info. helpful both to job seekers, and green employers looking for talent (you).  See,

-> Climate Corps is a new program of the Environmental Defense Fund. They recruit mosty college grads for a variety of  work surrounding energy efficiency. See,

-> Tree Hugger has a great green Jobs Board, and they keep it updated! See,

-> StopDodo has a great green careers board, which includes both paid and academic/ volunteer opportunities globally. See,

-> CommonGood Careers has a jobs board listing openings with NON-PROFITS around the U.S..  See,

-> Grist has a great jobs board, often with a lot of northwest regional job openings listed. See,

-> Green Jobs Blog (another Blog) has a number of good jobs boards listed. See,

-> Green Dream Jobs is a service of They list a lot of national and northwest jobs. Very current. See,

-> Green Jobs Network is a great site for searching regionally or by category. Up-to-date jobs listed. They have a public service focus, and great jobs fairs listings. See,

-> Indeed/Homeless is a site that lists job openings around the U.S. — a few listings looking to hire homeless people, but most for social workers and other professionals concerned with homelessness. See,


–> (NOTICE:  This  NEW ‘GREEN-WORK-FOCUSED’ SECTION is now being worked on!  Please write us with info./ suggestions!) <–


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