unemployment

Thousands still waiting for unemployment benefits

SALEM, Ore. – During a teleconference Friday morning, the director of Oregon’s Employment Department, Kay Erickson said the agency is taking responsibility for its shortfalls the past few months. Erickson says there are still 38,000 backlogged claims for unemployment, with more coming …

Oregon unemployment numbers at a record high

MEDFORD, Ore. – New unemployment numbers show the damage coronavirus has inflicted upon Oregon’s economy. Currently, more than 266,000 Oregonians are without a job. Unemployment has reached a record high in Oregon going from 3.5% in March to 14.2% in April. Now …

State working on waiving one-week waiting period

PORTLAND, Ore. – The State of Oregon is working on waiving the one-week waiting period for unemployment benefits. The program could provide more than $100 million in additional help. For people who have already filed for unemployment the change will happen ‘retroactively.’ …

The Rogue Valley Family YMCA lays-off staff

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Rogue Valley Family YMCA has let go of 90 part-time and seasonal staff members. The ‘Y’ closed its doors to anything but emergency child care for first responders last week. That came at the request of it’s national …