Category - Hiring, Retention, Training, and Certifications

Establish a Professional Domain, Website, & Email for Your Business

If you’re curious about bringing your existing business online, or you’re just starting a business and want to know where to begin, it all starts with a domain: your online address and home on the web. In this special Grow with Google workshop for International Small Business Week, they will discuss the benefits of owning a domain, helpful web terms to know, and how to get the most out of your domain with free or low-cost tools like email forwarding, search reports, and more. Plus, attendees will get a special offer for Google Domains. The workshop will be available for viewing after the presentation date. June 28, 2022, 10 am - 11 pm PST
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HIRE Veterans Medallion Program

The HIRE Vets Medallion Program is the only federally recognized awards program, sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Labor. The HIRE Vets Medallion recognizes employers who hire and retain veterans, including their efforts to establish employee development programs and veteran specific benefits to improve retention.
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Inclusion Guidance, Recruitment Support and Disability Awareness Training For Oregon Businesses

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and the Oregon Commission for the Blind (OCB) partner together to provide inclusion guidance, recruitment support and disability awareness training for Oregon businesses.  This training is relevant to human resource professionals, managers and staff of any business, educational institute or government agency. In addition, OCB can provide training on topics including assistive technology and accommodations used for existing and future employees with vision loss.
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National Safety Council – Implications of Drug Use for Employers

The typical worker misses three work weeks (15 days) annually for illness, injury, or reasons other than vacation and holidays. However, workers with substance use disorders miss two more weeks annually than their peers, averaging nearly five weeks (24.6 days) a year.  The National Safety Council offers resources for employers to reduce stigma, increase worker retention, and create caring workplaces.
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OSHA Workplace Stress Website

Workplace stress and poor mental health can negatively affect workers through1: Job performance Productivity Work engagement and communication Physical capability and daily functioning The OSHA Workplace Stress Website provides assistance for employers to initiate and plan stress assistance programs for their workers.
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