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Are you HIV-positive and concerned about going back to work?

The employment program at HIV Alliance provides clients with specialized employment and financial planning.

Program participants gain access to:

  • Continuous support through job search, application, and placement
  • Skill-building workshops and classes
  • Resume, cover letter and supplemental material assistance
  • Professional attire and transportation assistance
  • Interview preparation
  • Assistance to overcome barriers to work (criminal history, addiction, disability, work gaps)
  • Ongoing workplace support to ensure success on the job

… As well as information on:

  • Career exploration
  • Returning to school, locating training programs, and available financing for education
  • Where to look for jobs
  • Budgeting and financial assistance
  • Impacts to benefits (SSI/SSDI, SNAP/food stamps, Section 8)
  • Accessing tax benefits

Online Employment Newsletter

Sign up for this employment-focused newsletter through the contact form below to get helpful information, event alerts, and links to featured job postings in Oregon.

Check out past editions here:

Click the links below to connect to information and resources about the following topics:

General Employment Information

Job Search Sites

Education and Training

Disability and Employment

Working with a Criminal Background

Tips for Positive Employment


Do you have specific questions about what the HIV Alliance employment department can do for you? Would you like to schedule an appointment? Complete the form below and someone will be in contact with you soon!


Employment Resources

Download this helpful resource guide (PDF) about Employment and Living with HIV/AIDS. Topics include legal rights and protections, resources and strategies for getting a job, financial impacts and tax incentives:

Questions and Answers: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Persons with HIV/AIDS

Oregon Employment Department

Statewide Job Fairs and Events

Kohlenberg & Associates – Vocational Counseling Services (includes articles on vocational evaluations, career counseling, disability & employment, and HIV & employment):

National Working Positive Coalition – Advice & Information:


Goodwill Job Connections

St Vincent de Paul (Lane County only):

LGBT Employee Resources:


Job Search Sites

US Jobs by the National Labor Exchange

Oregon Employment Department

Craig’s List:

Mac’s List:


iMatch Skills:


Health Hires:



State of Oregon:


Lane County

City of Eugene:

City of Springfield:

Lane County:


Top Employers Lists:

100 Best Employers to Work for in Oregon: (includes 100 Best Companies to Work for, 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for, and 100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon).

Oregon Gay Friendly Businesses:

Fastest Growing Companies in Oregon:


Guys Like Us

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Guys Like Us  is a group for HIV positive men. Groups are available in Lane, Douglas, and Marion Counties. It is a great opportunity to meet other HIV+ guys who are facing some of the same issues. Dinner is provided. Incentives will be given. The group is facilitated by our Prevention Manager Paul Homan. Paul Homan is a gay man living with HIV. He was first diagnosed in 2003. This is a confidential group. Please fill out the form below to learn about upcoming groups.

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