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    Every Thursday at 2:00 pm, Worksystems will host a webinar to present information on the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. This page contains resources that will be reviewed during the webinar. Staff will be on hand to answer your questions! Sign up for a webinar HERE . The Oregon Employment Department (OED) has begun taking applications for PUA (Pandemic Unemployment Assistance), an Unemployment Insurance program with expanded eligibility for those who are self employed, are not paid via a regular W-2, and/or who are otherwise not eligible for normal unemployment insurance...// Read more
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    The Prosperity Planner is a career and financial planning tool that helps people understand how much money they need to earn to be self sufficient. By using this tool, job seekers can create a budget that covers their basic living necessities and identify resources to help lower their expenses. The Planner can also be used to explore career options to determine which ones will provide enough income to achieve financial independence and to create a career plan to get the necessary skills. The Prosperity Planner is based on the "2017 Self-Sufficiency Standard for Oregon" developed by Dr. Diana...// Read more
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    NW Promise is a $6 million four-year grant that seeks to train and place historically under-represented populations into Healthcare (HC) and Tech (IT) occupations with a solid career pathway into sustainable, living wage employment. Training resources are focused on the long-term unemployed, under-employed, incumbent workers, people of color, English language learners, people with disabilities, low-income residents, and other populations facing barriers to employment. Increasing workforce diversity in the healthcare field is seen as an important contributor to these goals and has been a key...// Read more