August Power Breakfast
Friday, Aug 4, 2017
7:00am - 8:00am
Oregon Work Share Program
Presenter Roberta Edwards, Adjudicator Special Programs Center
The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to bring you a presentation from the Oregon Employment Department for our August Power Breakfast. Our featured speaker is Roberta Edwards, Adjudicator for the Special Programs Center. She will provide information about the Oregon “Work Share” program, which is designed to assist employers to keep their valuable employees when faced with impending layoffs.
The Oregon Employment Department has recently enhanced a program that provides an alternative to layoffs. The “Work Share” program allows part-time unemployment benefits to be paid to employees whose hours are reduced, keeping the workforce intact and effectively reducing the loss of business revenue which invariably results during the hiring and training processes. Staff members stay employed and keep their benefits and the business stays ready to accommodate the next boost in the market. The presentation will include how Work Share can help save employers money, how it helps improve staff morale even in uncertain times, and ways the program has been streamlined to better improve access and use.
Event LocationCousins Restaurant & Saloon
The Dalles, OR, 97058