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The Oregon Employment Department Business and Employment Services
The services offered by the Employment Department's Business and Employment Services unit reflect our commitment to help Oregonians benefit from our thriving economy. We offer a wide range of services in our offices that can help job seekers regain employment or improve their current employment prospects and to aid businesses to meet their workforce needs. These services are offered at no charge.
Mission Statement
The mission of the Employment Department is to support business and promote employment.  In the Business and Employment Services unit, we aid this mission by serving businesses by recruiting and referring the best qualified applicants to jobs, and providing resources to diverse job seekers in support of their employment needs.
Annual Performance Measures

The Employment Department was created in 1993. The department is an active partner in the development of the state's workforce. The mission of the Employment Department is to promote employment of Oregonians through developing a diversified, multi-skilled workforce, promoting quality child care, and providing support during periods of unemployment. Through 47 offices across the state, the department serves job seekers and employers by helping workers find suitable employment; providing qualified applicants for employers; supplying statewide and local labor market information; and providing unemployment insurance benefits to workers temporarily unemployed through no fault of their own. The Employment Department's Child Care Division promotes and regulates child care. The department offers a number of services. It serves employers through timely recruitment of a qualified workforce, customizing state and local labor market information for use as a business planning tool, and by offering job-matching services based on the need of each employer. Labor market economists and research analysts identify major workforce policy areas that require additional research and present their findings and ideas for solutions to decision makers. Statewide, regional, and local economic information is prepared for use by employers, community leaders, and policy makers. The department helps job seekers find jobs that match their skills and employers' needs, provides them with up-to-date information about trends in occupations and skills needed for success in the job market, and works with other agencies to direct them to appropriate training programs and job experiences.
Recruitment services for business
Job placement services
Services to veterans
Incentive programs for businesses
Services to job seekers with disabilities
Trade Act services
Foreign worker certification