The Second Question: Insight, Resources, Connections

01.29.15
WorkSource Tualatin is hosting a hiring event for job seekers interested in general labor. On Thursday, Feb. 5, employers from General Labor & Industrial Staffing Services want to talk with you about a forklift driver job opportunity. The job site is at a lumber company, and wage is $12 per hour. The event begins at 11am sharp at the Tualatin office (7995 SW Mohawk St. Tualatin, OR 97062). Come prepared with your resumé and questions for the employer.
01.29.15
If you have a desire to serve your community’s homeless population by volunteering in a shelter, but a lack of training is getting in your way, The Red Cross in McMinnville has just the course for you. Their “Shelter Management Class” on February 10 is designed for anyone interested in helping in a shelter. This class starts at 7pm at the McMinnville Police Department training room.
01.28.15
Individuals and families who face housing instability find shelter and a safe place to sleep wherever they can. This can mean sleeping on the streets, in their vehicles, or in parks, camps, and other places not meant for human habitation, often at the risk of being caught and told to move. It is precisely this instability that makes an accurate estimate of Oregon’s homeless population on a given day or night so elusive. Yet, knowing this is indeed important.
01.27.15
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and for those of us with kids, that’s great news thanks to children’s dental clinics courtesy of Kaiser Permanente Northwest. These “Give Kids A Smile” clinics at seven of Kaiser Permanente’s dental offices throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington are free and on a first come, first served basis. Services include dental sealants, fluoride varnishes, and vaccinations for low-income, uninsured, or underinsured children throughout the region.
01.27.15
Mental health is a serious issue. Consider the negative effects that mental crisis or addictions have on the sufferer and those around them. Yet, unlike a heart attack, these crisis types are outwardly invisible. Similar though, is the need to prepare to handle crisis when it strikes.
01.27.15
February 15 is the last day to have your pick of health insurance options for 2015. This date marks the last chance to enroll in a private insurance plan. Are you and your family ready for that deadline? If questions or concerns about your options are getting in the way of enrolling, you are in luck.  
01.27.15
Showing your love for the city of Bend and its people is as easy as enjoying great food and wine, and dancing the night away during St. Vincent DePaul’s “Have a Heart for Bend” fundraiser. Proceeds benefit St. Vincent DePaul’s work to feed Bend’s hungry. The fundraiser, in its third year, is an evening complete with delicious buffet dinner, wine and beer tasting, and dancing to music by local band Out of the Blue. Bid on items in a silent auction and raffle and you could be heading home with something neat in tow.
01.22.15
Differentiating yourself amidst a pile of resumés is a daunting task. We all struggle with self-confidence during the hiring process. How to stand out? There is one organization, however, that is helping job seekers - specifically, disabled job seekers.
01.21.15
At Vancouver’s Westfield Mall, you can go shopping… and get a lot assistance navigating your healthcare options and Washington Healthplanfinder at this Enrollment Tour. The mid-February enrollment deadline is quickly approaching. If you’ve been holding out, this event is a simple way of checking it off your list. It’s happening this Saturday, Jan. 24, from 11am – 5pm, at the Westfield Mall (8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr., Vancouver, WA 98662) near Starbucks. Both Spanish and Russian interpreters will be on hand.
01.21.15
Eastside Portlanders, your government representatives want to hear your stories and concerns involving tenant issues. In anticipation of big decisions to be made this year affecting tenants, state representatives and senators alike want to meet with East Portland residents to find out what your housing needs are in a legislative forum held this Thursday, Jan. 22.