OregonGov.jpg - Supporting business and promoting employment in Oregon is the Oregon Employment Department's online resource for job seekers, unemployed workers and businesses. provides a host of services that fulfill the department's vision of supporting business and promoting employment in Oregon:

  • Employment and job posting boards on
  • Unemployment benefit claims system on
  • Information on childcare
  • Economic and job market information and A family of services

The URL automatically directs web searchers to the official website for the State of Oregon Employment Department. For a broader range of services, including workforce assessment and training programs offered by private and public partners, see worksourceoregon.jpg - Serving workers, employers, childcare seekers and providers

With unemployment in Oregon currently at record levels -- about 12 percent -- most visitors to are looking for unemployment benefits, information on filing an unemployment claim or access to

iMatchSkills is the Employment Department's award-winning interactive recruitment tool that pairs job seekers with prospective employers.

Unemployment statistics from Resource for business is also an important resource for Oregon business owners. They use to research economic and workforce trends, post jobs, find qualified workers and learn about employer incentive programs such as the Work Opportunity Tax Credit.

Get childcare information at also provides childcare information and support for workers and providers. Childcare is an important factor in fulfilling the department's mission of developing and maintaining a diverse, multi-skilled workforce.

Unemployment benefit claims online at receives more than 1.2 million visits per month. While the majority of visitors used to be job seekers, today most visitors are using the online unemployment benefit claims system. The Oregon Employment Department currently pays out $200 million per month in unemployment benefits.

The department has handled the surge in benefit claimants by adding to its staff of 1,500 employees. For the annual winter increase in claimants, the department anticipates adding 206 new workers. Staff will work on improving's interactive services and the telephone filing system.

Benefit claimants can access benefits information and file claims online at, or via the department's telephone filing system. The online system is the fastest way to file.

Statistics from - Preparing for the rebound: iMatchSkills and

While upgrading and maintaining the online unemployment benefit claims system, the Oregon Employment Department's web development team is also improving services for job seekers and employers at

Services accessible on include iMatchSkills and

  • is the Oregon Employment Department's interactive tool that matches job seekers and prospective employers. Business owners use iMatchSkills to post jobs, and job seekers post professional information, including an online resume. iMatchSkills also provides skills assessment and skill-building tools for job seekers.
  • presents up-to-date research on:
    • Local job markets
    • Employment trends
    • Salary and wages
    • Hiring trends across Oregon
    • ...and more.

"When the job market bounces back, we will be there to meet it." Todd Brown, public information specialist, Oregon Employment Department

Contact Info for

Contact through email:
Phone: +1 800 237 3710, Fax: +1 503 947 1304

Address for

875 Union St. NE
Salem, Oregon 97311

Languages for is available in English and Spanish.

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