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First Opportunity Target Area jobs

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Find and apply for job opportunities for residents who meet the requirements for the First Opportunity Target Area program.

If you need assistance or accommodation with your application or access to a computer, call 503-797-1570.

Metro’s First Opportunity Target Area program applies to applicants for positions at the three venues under management by the Metro Exposition and Recreation Commission – the Oregon Convention Center, Portland'5 Centers for the Arts and Portland Expo Center.

Established in 1989, the FOTA program was intended to ensure that economically disadvantaged residents within the defined geographical area proximate to the Oregon Convention Center be offered the first opportunity to apply for employment at the OCC. Later, the commission expanded and applied the FOTA program to Expo and Portland'5.

Applicants must meet the qualifying annual household income limit for the past 12 months of less than $25,000 as an individual, or $40,000 for an entire household and reside within the target boundaries in order to apply for FOTA job opportunities.

Map that shows the first opportunity target area

Target area

North boundary

Columbia Boulevard

East boundary

42nd Avenue

South boundary

Banfield Freeway (I-84)

West boundary

Chatauqua Avenue to Willamette Boulevard; follow the Willamette River and Greeley Avenue by Fremont Bridge; west on Fremont Bridge to Albina Community and Northwest target area boundaries, but continue south along Willamette River to I-5 and I-84.

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