As a Voz member, you can look for work at the MLK Jr. Worker Center, have access to free skills trainings, classes, and workshops, and you become part of a community who has your back.
You must become a member to find work at Voz’s MLK Jr. Worker Center. In order to become a member, you must attend an orientation. Once you are a member, you are welcome at the MLK Jr. Worker Center any day to look for work. You must sign in between 7:00 and 7:30am to be eligible to go out to work that day. Jobs are distributed using a raffle system which means that every worker has a fair chance of going out to work every day. You are not guaranteed a job every day that you sign in, but you are guaranteed a fair chance at going out to work. We will explain more about the job distribution in the orientation.
Every job is different, but we are committed to negotiating a fair wage for every job. Our minimum wage is $17 per hour for general labor, and we will negotiate higher wages for skilled jobs. We guarantee at least 4 hours of work for every job. This means that every time you go out to work you will earn at least $68. You get paid directly at the end of the job, and Voz does not take a fee.
Orientations take place every Monday and Friday at 11am at the MLK Jr. Worker Center at 240 NE MLK Jr. Blvd in Portland. Monday orientations are in English, Friday orientations are in Spanish. Please bring a photo ID and $10 to get your ID. If you are unable to pay the $10 on the day of your orientation, we will work with you.