Career Transition Resources

University Human Resources provides the following resources to assist employees experience a job change or career transition:


Contact HR for Help:

Human Resources is available to answer questions and provide assistance.

You can contact us by phone at 541-346-3159 and leave a message with your question and call back information. You may also email us at hrinfo@uoregon.edu.

Messages will be returned as soon as possible by the appropriate HR team member.

Personalized Career and Financial Counseling

Confidential one-on-one sessions with a licensed counselor are available and can be customized for each individual based on their specific needs. Areas of assistance can include financial coaching and consultation, coping with change, a general assessment of interests, motivation, and job skills, and many other topics and services.

Financial coaches are available and can provide a needs analysis and an online written action plan to help develop better spending habits, reduce debt, improve credit, and increase savings to employees.

EAP representatives can also help with the emotional challenges and adjustments related to employment changes.

Schedule an Appointment: Contact Cascade Centers directly to schedule an appointment by calling 800-433-2320 or texting 503-980-1770.

Benefit-eligible employees can contact Cascade Centers to schedule a career counseling appointment at a time that is most convenient.  EAP services are available for up to 30 days after the last day of employment.

Cascade Center, Inc., Employee Assistance Program

UO contracts with Cascade Centers, Inc. to provide a comprehensive employee assistance for benefit-eligible employees and their dependents. The confidential services are provided at no cost to eligible members.

Cascade Centers provides tools, resources, and training. Create a MyAdvantage account on the Cascade Centers website to individualize your program. employees.

Employee Assistance Webinars

Below are a few previously recorded webinars from Cascade Centers to assist you during this period of transition.

Unemployment Insurance

The State of Oregon Employment Department provides many resources to assist with navigating unemployment insurance benefits including instructions for filing a claim, temporary rules related to COVID-19 response, and frequently asked questions.

Learn More About Unemployment Insurance

Benefits Continuation

Human Resources provides information about benefits continuation, including frequently asked questions, for employees who have been formally notified by their unit and HR that their job has been impacted by employment action.

View Benefits Continuation Information

Professional Development Resources

The university's eLearning portal, Skillport, offers a variety of professional development resources to help expand your knowledge and skill set. Resources include job aids, videos, and books.

If you need assistance accessing this site, please contact learning@uoregon.edu.

Types of training available on Skillport:

  • Business Skills
  • Certification preparation
  • Information technology
  • Communication
  • Computer skills
  • Leadership development
  • Safety

Career Resources

Links to Job Boards:

Community Resources:

WorkSource Oregon
WorkSource Oregon is a network of public and private partners who work together to effectively respond to workforce challenges through high quality services to individuals and business, resulting in job attainment, retention and advancement. The WorkSource Oregon Eugene office provides workshops on career exploration, updating your resume, interviewing and professional networking. Register online to take advantage of these services or contact their Eugene office (541-686-7601) to speak with an employment specialist.

Lane Workforce Partnership provides information on Lane County employment trends.

Cascade Centers, Inc.
The Cascade Centers, Inc. website provides online resources to assist you with your career development and job search. Resources include:

  • Information about the three important factors for a successful job search.
  • Career assessments and testing for the next steps in your career based on your interests, personality, and strengths.
  • Useful links such as education information, employment trends, and salary information.
  • Access to an on-line resume builder.