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  • Date posted:
    April 16th, 2020
    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated economic fallout, both the State of Oregon and local governments instated moratoria on evictions to make sure that people retain secure housing during the crisis. This applies to both residential and commercial properties, and both to renters and those paying a mortgage. Multnomah County Eviction Moratorium Info Now Available A housing law expert from Metropolitan Public Defenders participated in our webinar to answer questions and present the most important things you need to know about the current housing laws. Webinar attendees...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 16th, 2020
    Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, a senior member of the House Education and Labor Committee, announced that the Department of Labor has awarded $3 million in National Worker Dislocated Grants to Oregon. Bonamici advocated for these grants, which will support training and employment services for workers who have been displaced and dislocated by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “A staggering number of Oregonians have filed unemployment claims in the last four weeks,” said Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. “During this time of tremendous economic turmoil, our workforce system provides crucial...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 16th, 2020
    Roland and Jesse from our staff participated in an online Q&A with KGW News where they answered questions from viewers on how to file for unemployment and provided information about workforce training and other support services available to help workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19. Great job guys!// Read more
  • Date posted:
    April 15th, 2020
    Grant funding is now available through Worksystems and the US Department of Labor to help businesses train their tech workers during the COVID-19 crisis. This funding is to help existing workers obtain new certifications, increase skills and bring enhanced value to their employers. Target occupations for this funding include: Hardware Engineers Software Engineers Computer Support and all other Specialists DevOps Engineers Project Managers Network Systems Administrators Systems Architects Data Scientists Scrum Masters If you are a Portland Metro Area-based business and are interested in...// Read more