2024 Careers in Gear, April 25, 9 am – 2 pm will be returning to the Jackson County Expo, spanning two buildings and outside options. This annual spring event is an opportunity to capture youth job seekers moving into the workforce after school/graduation. Show off your business and COOLEST jobs. Employers can accept applications on the spot! Approximately 2000 high school Students will be in attendance. Day prior setup available. Registration: $125.00 includes draped booth & 2 lunches. Sponsorship options also available.
The Chamber of Medford & Jackson County, along with the Oregon Legislature and the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, will offer limited grants in response to COVID-19 and the economic impacts businesses faced in its wake. The Southern Oregon Strong Business Success Grant Program will provide direct payments to eligible businesses in Oregon House District #4* who have previously or are currently experiencing losses due to the pandemic.
The program may cover revenue losses related to utility expenses, mortgage and rent arrears, and other specific expenses to alleviate the financial impacts of the pandemic. To qualify, a company must be classified as a small business with no more than 500 employees, and the primary place of business must be within the boundaries of Oregon House District 4.*
* Visit the Jackson County Chambers Site including a Map of Eligible Communities (such as Central Point, White City, Eagle Point, Foots Creek, New Hope, Rogue River, Gold Hill, Wimer).
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SBA microloans may be able to help small businesses and certain not-for-profit child care centers start up and expand. The average microloan is about $13,000. To see if you are eligible and to access additional valuable resources contact your local SBDC office in Jackson County (https://sbdc.sou.edu/, (541) 552-8300, firstname.lastname@example.org), tell them you heard about the Microloan program on Rogue Business and would like more information.
Visit the RWP COVID-19 Vaccine web site that now includes links for both Josephine and Jackson counties. Jackson county has a drive-in or walk-in site at the EXPO center, along with a mobile vaccination unit for employers. This information, along with flyers, can be found here.
A local group of construction industry professionals (including principals of several of the leading construction management and engineering firms in the Rogue Valley) have come together to support regional recovery from the Almeda Fire. Among other efforts, several of the participants would like to provide some pro bono support to businesses impacted by the fires as they make plans to rebuild. Particularly if you are having trouble figuring out where to begin, please let us know if you’d like to connect with this group of professionals. Please send an email to Marta Tarantsey at Business Oregon (Marta.Tarantsey@oregon.gov or click the link below) with just a little bit about your business and what kind of help you are seeking.