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  • 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
  • Date posted:
    March 23rd, 2020
    The Oregon Workforce Partnership (OWP) represents the front-line responders to the looming national unemployment crisis in the state of Oregon. OWP’s membership services over 100,000 Oregonians in education, job training, employment and upskilling programs, ranging from small non-profit programs and WorkSource Oregon Centers (known nationally as American Job Centers), literacy and vocational training to community colleges. Our diverse members have significant experience in responding to economic downturns that required new and innovative responses to support Oregon’s employers and workers...// Read more