State of Oregon Employment Department brings the website www.workinginoregon.org for working in Oregon. WorkingInOregon.org displays many benefits that can be used by people as a resident of Oregon. The “Free State Program Can Save on Prescript.ions” is the prominent benefit information that can be used by people for their benefit. The Oregon Prescript.ion Drug Program can help to save people on prescript.ion costs when their insurance is not adequate or people do not have insurance due to this program is designed and available to all Oregonians.
The Employment Department, an active partner in the development of the state’s workforce was formed in 1993. The Employment Department’s mission is to promote Oregonians’ employment by developing a diversified, multiskilled workforce, promoting quality child care, and providing support during periods of unemployment. The department helps workers and job seekers in finding suitable employment, provides qualified applicants for employers; supplies statewide and local labor market information; and provides unemployment insurance benefits to workers temporarily unemployed though no fault of their own through 47 offices across the state.
Child care is promoted and regulated by the Employment Department’s Child Care Division. A number of services are offered by the department. Employers are served by it through timely recruitment of a qualified workforce, customizing state and local labor market information that can be used as a business planning tool. Employers are offered jobmatching services on the basis of the need of each employer. Job seekers are provided with up-to-date information about trends in occupations and skills needed for success in the job market, and works with other agencies to direct them to appropriate training programs and job experiences by the Department.
Services of WorkingInOregon.org:
- Provide timely and accurate information.
- Give high quality service to all customers – job seekers, claimants, businesses, and legislators; local, county, state and federal agencies, and co-workers.
- Consistently apply laws and policies to ensure that customers receive fair and equal treatment.
When people visit www.employment.oregon.gov, they will see options such as “Department”, “Search”, “About us”, “Contact us”, “Employers”, “Job Seekers”, “Unemployment”, “Unemployment Tax”, “Employment Department offices”, “Job Market Info”, “News & Information”, “Child Care”, “Agency Information”, “Success Stories”, “OAH Oversight Committee”, “Work Share Program”, “Equal opportunity”, and “OED Home”. They will also see the options such as “How do I?”, “Que debo hacer para?”, and “Latest on the Economy”. A quick search option is also available at the home page and users can read this website in their preferable language.
iMatchSkills is the Oregon’s Premier Job Matching tool on the website, www.employment.oregon.gov. iMatchSkills is also used in effectively searching for a desired job in Oregon. For claiming your benefits, “Unemployment Insurance Information” section is also pretty helpful. Oregon Employment Department provides job information to job seekers by which job seekers can take advantage to apply for jobs successfully. Important news and updates with employment information are offered by the “Welcome to the Employment Department” section at the home page of www.employment.oregon.gov.
Online Claims System: In the Online Claim System people can:
- File a new application
- Claim a week of benefits
- Apply for direct deposit
- Change your address
- Restart a claim
- Check the status of your claim
- Reset your PIN number
- View 1099G tax information
Following information is required at the time of filling a new claim:
- Social Security Number
- Work history of claimants for the last 18 months, including dates of employment, their employers’ business names, addresses and phone numbers
- If claimants worked for a Federal (non-military) employer, then they may find this information on SF-8 or SF-50
- Salary and total income of claimants from each employer
- If claimants are not a citizen of the United States, then they will need their Alien Registration Number and documentation
- Phone number where claimants can be reached during normal business hours (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Pacific Time)
There are two unemployment insurance benefit extension programs such as Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) and Extended Benefits (EB) during these hard economic times to assist Oregonians out of work though no fault of their own.
People can register their business in Oregon, by filling online forms provided by The Central Business Registry (from the Secretary of State office). The forms can be accessed through their web site secure.sos.state.or.us. If people have questions or need additional information, then they can contact the Employment Department tax representative at one of their offices or call 503-947-1488; TDD/Nonvoice Users 711 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following Oregon employers can pay Oregon unemployment insurance benefits:
- Taxpaying Employers – Private, subject employers pay a quarterly tax (annually for domestic employers) directly to the State of Oregon.
- Reimbursing Employers – State and federal subject employers must reimburse (pay back) the state for benefits paid to former employees.
- Local governments or non-profit private sector employers (exempt under Internal Revenue Code 501(c) (3)) may choose either to pay the tax or reimburse the state for benefits paid.