Wildfire Resources:

Stay up to date on the latest evacuation, wildfire smoke, safety and prevention information: HERE

Hazy Smoky Air: Do you know what to do? View the fact sheet:

Español / Spanish

​Wildfire Smoke and Your Health. View the fact sheet:

Español / Spanish

Commercial/Agriculture Tip Sheet:

Español / Spanish

COVID- 19 Resources:


​​WORKERS COMPENSATION:  If an employee contracts COVID-19 on the job, they may be eligible for workers compensation. 

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE: Individuals who cannot work may apply for unemployment insurance, with two ways to file: 

​ONLINE: https://www.oregon.gov/employ/Unemployment

​PHONE: 1-877-345-3484  – expect long wait times due to high volume

To ensure the safety and in adherence to Governor Brown's Executive Orders, our WorkSource Centers are closed to walk-in customers. Please contact your nearest local office to schedule an appointment: 

  • WorkSource Bend: 541-388-6070
  • WorkSource Redmond: 541-548-8196
  • WorkSource The Dalles: 541-596-5435
  • WorkSource Klamath Falls: 541-883-5630


​Rapid Response is a task force specifically designed to offer services to employers who are experiencing workforce changes such as layoffs or closures. Virtual Rapid Response presentations give employers an opportunity to provide affected employees with vital resources that help them file for unemployment insurance, get reemployed as soon as possible, and or connect with supportive services to ease this difficult transition. 

A Rapid Response Coordinator will also work with you to determine which benefits and programs are right for you, such as: 

Work Share: An alternative for employer and workers facing layoff. Instead of reducing staff, an employer reduces the hours of work for a group of workers. Unemployment Insurance benefits then pay a portion of wages. 

For more information, contact a Rapid Response Coordinator in your local area below:

  • Jefferson, Crook and Deschutes: Dana Dunlap: ddunlap@coic.org
  • Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, and Wheeler: Mike Scroggs: mscroggs@cgcc.edu
  • Klamath and Lake: Penny Newton: newton@klamathcc.edu

In response to the current workforce impact of COVID-19, the Oregon Dislocated Worker Unit has put together the following USEFUL RAPID RESPONSE TOOLS:

​COVID-19 OED Resources for Employers and Workers 
March Guide for Laid Off Workers in Oregon 2020 


Helpful Videos:

Unemployment Insurance- Claimant Handbook

Unemployment Insurance- Filing a New Claim During COVID-19

Health Insurance

Health Insurance- En Espanol

Trade Act



BUSINESS CLOSURE: If a business is closing completely, the employer should let their employees know of this in writing. it is very important for the business to file a WARN NOTICE. Both of these actions help track closures and provide workers with documentation to claim Unemployment Insurance. WARN Notices help trigger additional state and federal funding for our region that can be utilized in flexible ways to help people during this crisis. For assistance, contact: John Asher – 503-947-2413 or John.E.ASHER@oregon.gov 

For any questions related to East Cascades' Works response to COVID-19 or for more information on Rapid Response, please reach out to Stefanie Siebold at stefanie@ecworks.org. 

Other Helpful Resources:
Business Oregon Resources
Small Business Administration Resources
Up to date announcements

VISION: An East Cascades, where all 10 counties are thriving. Where communities  have access to education and training that lead to living-wage jobs, and businesses find the qualified talent they need to succeed.

            Grounded in our VALUES: 

​​​Contact us

Telephone 541-213-0684

East Cascades Works

404 SW Columbia Street Suite 200 Bend,

Oregon 97702

EC Works is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services, and alternate formats are available to individuals with limited English proficiency free of cost upon request. Support for workforce services in the East Cascades area are primarily funded through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the U.S. Department of Labor and Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

· We embrace equity and inclusion. 
· We are experts in workforce

  development and rigorous stewards of

  public funds. 
· We are collaborative neutral conveners. 
· We inspire a call to action. 
· We are results-driven. 
· We are innovative problem-solvers.

​We are East Cascades Works Ambassadors!

MISSION: We support the talent needs of employers, and maximize and align investments in the career goals of individuals to fuel a thriving economy.