Saturday October 19, 2019
SNc Channels:

Search
About Salem-News.com

 

Jul-17-2009 02:14printcomments

Department of Labor releases $57 million to the Oregon Employment Department

Oregon has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country at 12.2 percent. Currently more than 240,000 Oregonians are unemployed with more than 172,000 receiving unemployment insurance benefits.

Oregon labor
Salem-News.com

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - The U.S. Department of Labor announced today it has certified the release of more than $57 million in unemployment insurance modernization funds to Oregon.

Oregon qualified for the funds, which are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, with the passage of key legislation in the 2009 session.

“This assistance from the Department of Labor comes at a good time for the people of Oregon,” Governor Ted Kulongoski said. “By working with the Legislature and the Oregon Employment Department to get this important legislation passed, thousands of Oregonians will now receive the help they need to get them through this difficult economic time.”

The passage of HB2203 allows workers who had to leave jobs for family-related reasons to qualify for unemployment benefits. In addition, the bill makes extra weeks of benefits available to claimants who are retraining for new jobs.

“Oregon previously received part of its share of UI modernization funds for helping unemployed workers with recent work experience get the assistance they deserve. I am pleased to announce that Oregon has made additional updates to its UI program to better meet the needs of the 21st century workforce and their families,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "The additional UI modernization provisions adopted by Oregon will help unemployed workers who had to leave their jobs for compelling family reasons, or who need training to become reemployed."

Oregon has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country at 12.2 percent. Currently more than 240,000 Oregonians are unemployed with more than 172,000 receiving unemployment insurance benefits.

Source: WorkSource Oregon Employment Department




Comments Leave a comment on this story.
Name:

All comments and messages are approved by people and self promotional links or unacceptable comments are denied.


[Return to Top]
©2019 Salem-News.com. All opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Salem-News.com.


Articles for July 16, 2009 | Articles for July 17, 2009 | Articles for July 18, 2009
Annual Hemp Festival & Event Calendar

The NAACP of the Willamette Valley

Your customers are looking: Advertise on Salem-News.com!

Sean Flynn was a photojournalist in Vietnam, taken captive in 1970 in Cambodia and never seen again.

Special Section: Truth telling news about marijuana related issues and events.

Support
Salem-News.com: