Resource: $10M SAIF Coronavirus Worker Safety Fund

By Kim Young | April 1, 2020

The coronavirus worker safety fund will help pay for expenses tied to making workplaces safer. A new resource will help eligible Oregon businesses pay for expenses tied to making their workplaces safer against the coronavirus and responding to the impact the pandemic has had on workers. Established by SAIF, the $10 million coronavirus worker safety fund is designed […]

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Census 2020: Who Gets Counted and How It Benefits Your Community

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | April 1, 2020

It is time for the U.S. Census Bureau to count everyone in efforts to allocate hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding. The data collected from the Census will benefit local residents, businesses, real estate developers and planners, and help local governments understand the needs of their local communities.Who Gets Counted?
Everyone living in the United States will be counted,

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February Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | March 31, 2020

The Oregon Employment Department is releasing employment and labor force data for the month of February today. These numbers will not capture any of the economic impacts of COVID-19. Our employment and labor force data will capture current COVID-19 events in the April data to be released in May. The most current labor force data we are able to publish are initial claims for unemployment data.

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Resource: The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

By Kim Young | March 30, 2020
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University of Oregon Economic Indicators – Crisis Update 3/30/20

By Tim Duy | March 29, 2020

A few items for you consideration this morning: 1.) My column at Bloomberg from last week: The Federal Reserve has taken unprecedented steps in recent weeks to cushion the U.S. economy from the effects of the expanding coronavirus pandemic, including… Continue Reading

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University of Oregon Economic Indicators – Crisis Update 3/27/20

By Tim Duy | March 27, 2020

Crisis Update – March 27, 2020 The economy is currently experiencing the impact of a sudden stop of economic activity. While we will continue issuing our usual monthly reports as data allows (some local level data will be delayed as… Continue Reading

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Record Initial Claims for Unemployment Benefits in Oregon

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | March 26, 2020

During the week of March 15, the Oregon Employment Department received more than 76,500 initial claims for Unemployment Insurance benefits. During the first three days of the week of March 22, initial claims have been tracking at record levels again. This comes as a sharp increase from 4,900 initial claims filed during the week of March 8. The Employment Department is taking several measures to

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: “13 Ways to Kill Your Community”

By Kim Young | March 26, 2020

Please forgive the title! It is happenstance that this is actually the title of the book I have been reading , albeit a bit slowly, since last October.  The author, Doug Griffiths, happened to be a speaker at a National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) conference in Reno. Several hundred professionals from economic development districts, […]

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OMEP Business Continuity Planning Team to Support Oregon Manufacturers Throughout COVID19

By Kim Young | March 24, 2020

OREGON—The Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP) announced new resources to support Oregon manufacturers who face challenges associated with Covid-19. During this time of acute need, OMEP business consultants are available to assist manufacturers with challenges in the following ways: CUSTOM BUSINESS CONTINUITY SUPPORT OMEP is available to help manufacturers develop strategy and execution in their […]

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Member news: FREE Virtual Incubation Program!

By Kim Young | March 24, 2020

The Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC) is a non-profit incubator that helps entrepreneurs identify and attain their goals at whatever stage they are at– whether it’s validating a market, developing a strategy, developing and executing on a funding plan, or dealing with the challenges of managing and growing a start-up. To do that, OTBC provides […]

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