FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 8, 2021
Contact: Rebeka Gipson-King
Oregon Employment Department and WorkSource Oregon
Host statewide ‘Back to Work Day’ Sept. 15
Sept. 8, 2021 (Salem, OR)- The Oregon Employment Department, in partnership with WorkSource Oregon, is launching a statewide Back To Work campaign Thursday, Sept. 15, to help people find jobs and businesses to find talented workers.
“We are hosting scavenger hunts, job fairs, drive thru and virtual hiring events, and even a ‘Large Business Extravaganza’ in Albany with more than 50 employers,” said Jim Pfarrer, director of workforce operations at the Oregon Employment Department. “We have a deep well of experience helping people find work during and after a recession, and our dedicated and knowledgeable employees can help people find the right job or training.”
WorkSource Oregon and its partners are coordinating job fairs and hiring events across Oregon in 24 locations. OED is a major partner in the WorkSource Oregon system. People can find out what events are happening in their area by contacting their local WorkSource center or the WorkSource Oregon website.
All events will follow the state and CDC guidance to make sure everyone is safe during these events. To ensure the safety of our visitors and employees and prevent further spread of COVID-19, all customers and employees must wear masks.