WORKFORCE RESOURCES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 AND FIRES

As our region’s federal and state authorized Local Workforce Board, Rogue Workforce Partnership is working closely with regional, state, and federal partner organizations providing resources for employers and workers in response to the COVID-19 public health crisis and wildfires.

Listed below are the workforce resources currently available. We are monitoring and providing input/advocacy to these programs, policies and resources as decisions are being made in Washington DC and Salem.

Keep in mind that changes at the federal level may play out a differently in each state, as each state exercises its own discretion within the broader federal umbrella. This page will be kept current with the latest information.

 

Vaccination and Testing Resources

A list of resources for COVID-19 and seasonal flu vaccinations focusing on Jackson and Josephine Counties, Oregon.  Testing site information for COVID-19 is also shared.

 

Disaster Recovery Employment Grants

Grants to give employers access to a crew of temporary workers with clean-up, recovery, and humanitarian efforts related to the recent fire disaster in our region or the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. There’s no cost to the employer.

Wildfire Resources

Links to resources for communities impacted by wildfires including assistance for individuals and businesses.

 

Business Resources

Helpful resources for businesses including Rogue Business and Rogue Business Connections.

 

Work Share

Work Share provides an alternative for employers and workers facing the prospect of a layoff.

Layoff Support for Employers and Workers

Resources to help employers and employees during or after a layoff.

Employers

    • can submit an online form, e-mail or call for help.

Workers

    • can attend a weekly live Zoom sessions to help navigate Unemployment Insurance, health insurance, financial assistance, trainings and reemployment guidance.

 

Unemployment Insurance

Information on Unemployment Insurance including how to apply.

 

Workers Comp & Handouts

Links to resources, forms and handouts related to Workers Compensation.

 

WARN Act

If businesses are completely closing, business owners should inform their employees of this in writing and that all employees are laid off until further notice. It is very important for businesses to also file a WARN Notice.  Click the WARN link for more information.

Rapid Response and Rapid RePlacement Sessions

Rogue Valley Rapid Response Team:

Jill teVelde 541-842-2582 or jilltv@rogueworkforce.org
Greg Thweatt 541-842-2621 or gregt@rogueworkforce.org