JOBS Plus

 JOBS Plus Cheat Sheet PDF file

 JOBS Plus Forms to be Used

 JOBS Plus Overview PDF file

 JOBS Plus Exception Process PDF file

JOBS Plus Program Summary

JOBS Plus

  • JOBS Plus is a subsidized work program administered by the State of Oregon, Department of Human Services.
  • Individuals receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) can be placed with private or public employers and receive a subsidy for wages paid.
  • Employers determine the wage rate and pay the worker directly.
  • JOBS Plus workers receive a paycheck in lieu of public benefits.
  • There is no requirement that the employer hire the worker at the end of the JOBS Plus subsidy.
  • Employers are reimbursed by DHS at the Oregon minimum wage plus employer wage taxes and workers' compensation costs.
  • Employers are reimbursed for a maximum of 26 weeks

Employer

  • All Oregon employers are eligible to participate.
  • Employers cannot displace regular workers with JOBS Plus workers or fill vacant positions.
  • Employers must pay the worker at least the Oregon minimum wage, pay all appropriate payroll taxes, and provide workers' compensation.
  • Workers are placed on the employer's regular payroll and are considered temporary employees.
  • Employers must designate a mentor to assist the worker with work place issues.
  • Number of JOBS Plus positions is limited to 10% of the employer's total workforce or one.

Worker

  • Workers are not required to work more than 40 hours per week.
  • TANF and Food Stamp benefits are suspended and wages are excluded for workers in the DHS JOBS Plus program.
  • After 4 months, DHS workers can be required to do 8 hours per week of paid job search.
  • DHS workers are provided support services, such as child care assistance.
  • TANF workers retain all child support collected by the State.
  • If appropriate, TANF workers will be provided a wage supplement to make up any difference between TANF/SNAP and wages received.
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Forms Used

(available on the Forms server: https://apps.state.or.us/cf1/FORMS/)
  • JOBS Plus Employer Letter
  • DHS 7819 - JOBS Plus Rights and Responsibilities.
  • To be signed by the JOBS Plus worker prior to the start of the JOBS Plus assignment.

  • DHS 7834 - JOBS Plus Employer Handbook. To be given to JOBS Plus employers. Provides an explanation of the JOBS Plus program.
  • DHS 7836 - JOBS Plus Handbook for Workers. To be given to JOBS Plus participant. Provides an explanation of the JOBS Plus program.
  • DHS 7838 - JOBS Plus for Employers - Coach Says... A JOBS Plus marketing brochure explaining the DHS and Employment Department JOBS Plus program to employers.
  • DHS 7874 - Notice of Entering JOBS Plus. To be given to the client upon entering JOBS Plus agreement. Advises clients of end of TANF and SNAP issuances.
  • DHS 7878 - JOBS Plus Work Site Agreement. Completed and signed by DHS or JOBS Contractor staff and signed by the employer.
    • Original copy to DPU at the address on the Work Site Agreement

    • Copy to the Case Manager - needed to set up the JOBS Plus case

  • DHS 7879 - JOBS Plus Staffing Company Work Site Agreement. To be used when an employer is hiring a JOBS Plus worker through a Staffing Company. Completed and signed by DHS or JOBS Contractor staff and signed by the employer.

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YOUR JOBS PLUS CONTACTS:

Greg Ivers - 503-947-5403

Lily Sehon - 503-945-5624

TANF Policy Unit: TANF.Policy@dhsoha.state.or.us

DPU – 800-699-9074

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