Job Training Program

FOOD For Lane County recognizes that gainful employment contributes to higher food security.

Our warehouse job training program exists to help people who are experiencing barriers to employment, gain new skills that will increase their success in obtaining a job.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed one month before the beginning of each session. Space is limited.

This paid, 12-week program runs every three months and is for adults who are looking to build job skills, enhance resumes, and make connections for references.

All candidates go through a background check and interview process to determine their interest in and commitment to completing the training program.

Job trainees gain valuable experience by working alongside our full-time staff members to support FOOD For Lane County’s mission of creating access to food for our community. This program provides basic skills for careers in warehouse operations through hands-on training in a large warehouse that processes, stores, and distributes large amounts of both dry and perishable food products. Job trainees will be involved in the receipting, storage, and distribution of up to 8 million pounds of food per year that will go to supporting people with low or no income.

Successful graduates of the program will have a Food Handlers’ Card, a Certificate of Completion, and an FFLC Forklift Certification.

Program Session Schedule:

Winter: January – March
Spring: April – June
Summer: July – September
Fall: October – December

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed one month before the beginning of each session. Space is limited.

Funding for this project was provided in part by the United States Department of Agriculture. FOOD for Lane County is an equal opportunity provider. The USDA is an equal opportunity employer, provider and lender.