Employ-ment First!


You’ve no doubt seen billboards and LTD buses around town, with the Employment First-“I Work, We Succeed” slogan.  Here’s are a couple of the posters:

Vicki's I work we Succeed posterGeneric DHS I work poster

Curious as to what this is all about?  Well, we made a video about it. Hopefully, you will find it informative.

Don’t hesitate in contacting Pearl Buck Center’s Community Employment Department if you would like to discuss this topic further, or help you figure out how you can get involved. We would love to talk with you,…over tea, perhaps?  ; )   pbc.community.employment@gmail.com  or (541) 484.4666

For more information, check out these links:

Employment First  


DHS Employment First


The OregonEmployment Learning Network (OELN)


Association of People Supporting Employment First (ASPE)


GOWise- Washington Initiative for Supported Employment


United States Department of Labor


Oregon’s Employment First Facebook Page


Employment First Facebook Page


Job Seeker: Kamren Nichols

Kamren N. Photo

Kamren has over two years experience as a tile setter so he knows all about hard work, problem-solving, and attention to detail. He worked closely with customers to understand their needs, negotiated reasonable bids, and made sure they were happy with the finished product.

Now Kamren wants to move into a customer service position. He is looking for work in a retail or restaurant setting. He is proficient with Microsoft  Word and Excel and has a Food Handler’s Card. He is personable, friendly, and has great communication skills. He’s a hard-worker and motivated to learn and take on new tasks. Kamren is ready to work for you!

Kamern Hired

Job Seeker: Samuel Landa

Samuel L. Photo

Samuel wants to help people. He is looking to be part of an organization that makes a difference in people’s lives. Samuel has been volunteering at North West Youth Corp doing data entry since 2008. He recently began volunteering with 90 by 30, an organization that works closely with communities to reduce child abuse 90% by 2030. Samuel feels strongly about the good these two groups do and would like to find a paid position doing work he feels is important. He excels at data entry and answering phones.

Samuel's Poster

Current Job Seekers Display

PBC Poster 3

Here is a sampling from the great pool of job applicants we have seeking jobs in the community.We represent people with a wide range of abilities and interests. Many of our job seekers are looking for part-time work, anywhere from 10 to 25 hours a week, but don’t worry we also have people who are interested in full time work as well. We’re sure to have someone who will fit your needs.

If you are looking for great hires, give our Community Employment department a call at 541-484-4666  to find a prescreened match! We would also love to have you come by for a tour or a chat and get the full effect of the our display for yourself,…we’ll make tea!

Dan's PosterKamren's PosterThomas' Posterposter_from_postermywall3poster_from_postermywall4Barbie's PosterSamuel's PosterNick's PosterMichael's PosterAlex's Posterposter_from_postermywall2Sean's PosterJacob's PosterLonny's Poster

Cody's Poster3.0poster_from_postermywallKirk's PosterJustin's PosterJP's poster

Pearl Buck Center: Your Employ-ment Resource

Pearl Buck Center, Incorporated has been around for 60 years, yet it’s amazing that there are still many people who aren’t familiar with who we are or with some of what we do.

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So, we decided to make a short video, that hopefully will help shed some better light on the subject. And if after watching this presentation, you still have some questions, please don’t hesitate in contacting us. We would love to talk or better yet, give you a tour.  pbc.community.employment@gmail.com