If the work you normally do is no longer available in your commuting area, or the opportunities for that work are limited, you must look for other types of work that are available that you have skills or experience to do.
For example: If you were working as a travel agent and there are not a lot of opportunities for that type of work in your area, you must also look for other types of work that exist in your area that you can do.
As a travel agent, you may have skills managing an office, scheduling, customer service, or even accounting related to your prior work. You should seek opportunities that would allow you to use your current skill set in a different (but perhaps similar) line of work.
If you are considering a career change or training opportunities, WorkSource Oregon offers a variety of services including career planning, workshops, and information on training and financial aid. Visit Qualityinfo.org for information on jobs, careers, salaries, and other employment information in your area.
If the Employment Department has determined that you are a ‘displaced worker,’ meaning that you are unlikely to return to your previous industry, you may be eligible for the Training Unemployment Insurance (TUI) Program. Learn more at oregon.gov/employ/Unemployment/Pages/TUI.aspx.