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Greg Thweatt

Tax Help for the 2022 Filing Season from the SBA

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Join the IRS for a series of online meetings in February and March (divided by location/states) for small business organizations and owners. The meetings will include:

• Presentations from IRS leadership covering the top tax issues affecting small business owners regarding income, deductions, employment taxes and recordkeeping
• How to get ready for the 2022 filing season
• Tax scams targeting small businesses
• How the IRS is reorganizing to better serve small business taxpayers
• Listening session to hear concerns, feedback and suggestions from participants

Learn more

Economic and Demographic Outlook

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OED Labor Market Economist Christian Kaylor presented to the Oregon’s Workforce & Talent Development Board in June on the unprecedented demographic shifts underway that will be impacting our state’s labor market realities for the foreseeable future.

View the video and navigate to 20 minutes to hear Christian’s presentation.

RWP Workforce Board Meeting Recorded April 30, 2021

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Quarterly Workforce Board Meeting for the Roque Workforce Partnership conducted on Zoom, April 30, 2021.

The meeting included:

– Economic Update by Guy Tauer, Oregon Employment Department Regional Economist (first 15 minutes)
– RWP Strategic Roadmap
– SOHOPE, Personal Effectiveness & Essential Employability Skills, Benefit Cliff
– Communications Outreach and Engagement (RogueCareers, Social Media, Communications Co-Investment Model)
– Hands-On Career Exploration Events
– Reimaging Workforce Rogue Valley
– Reimaging Higher Education (honoring Linda Schott)
– State and Federal Policy Advocacy and Alignment

View the full meeting video.

Layoff Aversion Grant for  Restaurants

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The Rogue Workforce Partnership will have a limited amount of funding that can help support and sustain local restaurants during this challenging time.  Grant applicants need to:

  • Have at least 3 employees
  • Be solely located in either Jackson or Josephine county
  • And are not part of a regional or national chain

Preference will be given to applicants who have sought Technical Assistance from the Oregon Restaurant COVID Assistance (ORCA) project. Connect with your local ORCA advisor: Michael Lainoff, ORCA Project,, (541) 896-1714 –

Awards are between $500 and $1200.  Funds are limited so apply soon.  Click on the button below to apply online.  For more information, including possible expenditure requests, view the Flyer for Restaurant Employers.

Online Application