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The Oregon State Employment Service was created in 1935 as a division of the Unemployment Compensation Commission. In the mid-1950s, the Oregon State Employment Service and the State Unemployment Compensation Commission came together under the Department of Employment. In the late 1960s, the Legislature moved the department to the newly-formed Department of Human Resources, and the agency became the Employment Division. It continued as a division until 1993 when the Legislature made it a separate agency and named it the Employment Department.
Through 38 WorkSource Centers and three Unemployment Centers, the department supports business and promotes employment, helping workers find suitable employment; provides qualified applicants for employers; supplies statewide and local labor market information; provides unemployment insurance benefits to workers temporarily unemployed through no fault of their own; and assures safe and quality child care.
Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.
Mailing Address: 875 Union St. NE, Salem 97311
Telephone: 503-947-1470; Toll-free: 1-800-237-3710
General E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Lisa Nisenfeld, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Courtney Brooks
Records Officer E-mail: Annette Simpkins
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Records, Publications and General Information
Agency History (pdf) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (pdf) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog