The state of Oregon has set up a one-stop employment and work force center in Tualatin.
State employees officially cut the grand-opening ribbon to a 32,000-square-foot office building in Tualatin on Dec. 19.
The new office, in Tualatin's South Center complex on Southwest Mohawk Street, has enabled the state to consolidate several offices and staff. The Tualatin office is 14,000 square feet larger than the Beaverton building on Southwest Jenkins Road that previously housed the area's Work Source Oregon.
Work Source Oregon office manager, Bruce Powers, said last month that the new office would provide job listings, employer matching programs, childcare referral and services and help people getting into the work force.
'It's a new opportunity for us,' Powers said. 'We've got great partnerships and a career center.'
The new office will provide employment and job matching services to residents of Tualatin, Beaverton, Tigard, Sherwood and parts of Southwest Portland.
State officials announced in November that the employment office on Southwest Jenkins Road in Beaverton would make the move to Tualatin after the Beaverton strip mall, which housed the original office, had been slated for redevelopment. The move included more than three dozen employees and business partners.
The state's Department of Human Services Beaverton office, which was housed in the same Jenkins Road building, also moved about 200 staff members and community partners to a new location in the Woodside Corporate Park complex, 15625 S.W. Greystone Court.