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  • Date posted:
    March 31st, 2020
    Beginning March 31, Worksystems will host a daily webinar at 2:00 pm for workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19. Wednesday and Friday will be focused on laid off workers and will review unemployment insurance, health care, and other resources. Webinar sign up information and all of the resources that will be covered can be found HERE . Employer focused webinars will be scheduled on an as-needed basis and will review options for your business including WorkShare, Emergency Grants & Loans and will cover common questions from employees regarding unemployment insurance and health care...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    March 25th, 2020
    These are unprecedented and incredibly fluid times. To be responsive during the COVID-19 crisis, Worksystems developed a Crisis Response and Recovery Framework to help guide our thinking and activities as we work with partners to address the current crisis and associated economic fallout. This Framework includes the following principles that will guide our investments & activities: Prioritize support to the most vulnerable, applying a racial equity lens Prioritize support to community-based partners Leverage and build on existing networks and assets Engage, listen and act quickly...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    March 24th, 2020
    This page last updated on 5/7/20 and will be kept current with the latest information. Phone Lines Established to Connect Customers to WorkSource Services and Support Small Businesses Webinars Launched to Assist Workers and Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR WORKERS AND JOB SEEKERS UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (UI) Unemployment Insurance Benefits The Oregon Employment Department provides Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits to most workers who are out of work through no fault of their own. To get benefits, workers must meet some requirements. In general, to receive UI benefits for a week...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    March 23rd, 2020
    I hope you are well. As the Workforce Development Board we are counted on to serve the region’s job seekers, workers and businesses. Given these unprecedented times, we have done some thinking and reorganizing to make sure we’re providing maximum value to our partners and community. The document below provides a broad overview of where we landed and how we’re focusing our work for the moment and foreseeable future. Behind each slide is additional detail to make sure the Worksystems team is all rowing in the same direction. Like all of you, we are learning on the fly and are adapting and...// Read more