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New Toll Free Number Simplifies Access to Unemployment Information
CONTACT:  Craig Spivey
WorkSource Oregon Employment Department

The Oregon Employment Department has enabled a new, easy to remember, toll free number for Oregonians needing access to information about unemployment insurance.  The number, 1-877-FILE-4-UI (1-877-345-3484), can be used by anyone needing to file a claim, or wanting information about their claim, no matter where they are located in Oregon.
The new phone number is a part of an upgrade to the department’s telephone system that will provide several advantages including:
• Reducing the amount of phone numbers the public needs to call
• Technology to re-route toll free calls in emergency situations
• Increased reporting options on call volumes
• Savings in toll free costs to the department
In addition, the new system will allow for greater flexibility in monitoring in-coming calls, which should result in fewer busy signals for the public during periods of high call volume.
For Oregonians needing to file a claim for unemployment benefits, the fastest, most efficient method is online at www.WorkingInOregon.org/ocs.  However, if Internet is not available, individuals can file by telephone using the new toll-free number.