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E-mail Scam Targets Employers
Authorities from several states are reporting an e-mail scam targeting employers. The e-mail message, designed to glean confidential information from employers, comes with the subject line "Action Required-Time Sensitive Material."

The e-mail will state that a former employee has recently filed for unemployment benefits and in order to process the claim, the Employment Department needs information about each former employee.

Be aware that the Oregon Employment Department does not seek information in this manner.  Should you receive an e-mail of this nature, do not respond, but do notify the office of the Attorney General.

New Automated System Aimed to Save Employers MoneySIDES, the State Information Data Exchange System, and SIDES E-Response offer employers and third party administrators a secure, electronic and nationally-standardized format in which they can easily respond to unemployment insurance information requests. And, it’s free of charge.
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BOOST Program offers help to small businesses
The Building Opportunities for Oregon Small Business Today (BOOST) Fund offers two independent resources to small business owners in Oregon: The first resource is a direct loan which offers loans to traded sector businesses in need of permanent working capital. The second resource is a grant for businesses that create new, permanent, full-time jobs in Oregon.