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Unemployment Resources

Are you facing layoffs or unemployment? Some online resources that might assist you:

Unemployment Benefits
State of Oregon
Unemployment Insurance - general info
Reasons to File Online
- Site for Filing Online:
Oregon Unemployment Insurance Estimator

Additional Government Benefits
GovBenefits.Gov [Search term: “Oregon”]

NEA Member Benefits Assistance
NEA Member Benefits has worked with program partners to identify resources and accommodations that could potentially help affected members and their families:

- Job search service
- Financial counseling
- Mortgage assistance programs
- Credit card & insurance payment options
- Retirement savings waivers

To access the Member Assistance page, visit and click on the Member Assistance article on the homepage, or enter “Member Assistance” in the search box at the top of the homepage and click “Search.”

Members may also call the NEA MB Member Service Center toll free at 1-800-637-4636 and speak to a Member Service Representative or email their questions to

Employment Opportunities - jobs in education.
Oregon Employment Department - includes a program to provide 12,000 temporary jobs for unemployed Oregonians.
Work Source Oregon - jobs and training programs.

Other Resources

FMIP and the OregonMedical Insurance Pool — Oregon is offering federal subsidies insurance (FMIP) for people with pre-existing conditions who have been uninsured at least six months. Funding for the program is limited so enrollment is limited. Applications and details at

Unemployment Lifeline from AFL-CIO – resources such as Talking to your Family, Where to Go for Help, Dealing with Creditors, Keeping a Roof Over Your Head, Putting Food on the Table, Managing Utility Bills, Staying Insured, Getting a Job.

Subsidy for Extending Health Care Coverage - flyer from the Oregon Dept of Consumer & Business Services.

Oregon Child Care Resource & Referral Network - contains listings of resources available by county.

Home Ownership Preservation Help - State of Oregon.

Oregon Division of Consumer and Business Services - help with unemployment, maintaining health insurance while unemployed and foreclosure prevention.

Oregon Helps - information on programs such as Low Income Energy Assistance (LIEAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Employment Related Childcare (ERDC), Property Tax Deferral, Portland Water Bureau’s Financial Assistance Program, Emergency Food.

Portland Community College – advice on what to do after a layoff, from preparation for layoff to assistance afterward.