PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – The Oregon Employment Division says it’s working to get extra federal help for Oregonians.
The division says it’s planning to use for a FEMA grant that can give $300 to those that want it for at the least three to 5 weeks. The state had the choice so as to add one other $100 on prime of that however can’t because of finances issues.
The division can be assembly with a state senate committee subsequent week to see if they’ll get one other invoice out for unemployment help, every time legislators return in session.
“We all know that there are Oregonians who’re sorely in want of extra help, and despite the fact that this isn’t sufficient, it’s some help that we consider we are able to get out to folks, so we determined that we simply wanted to do this,” David Gerstenfeld, performing OED director, stated.
Up to now, the OED has paid out greater than $four billion in unemployment claims for the reason that pandemic began in March. Greater than 550,000 claims have been filed with the state to this point.
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