Oregon Labor Board

In Oregon the Oregon Labor Board is run by Dan Gardner who is our main person when it comes to any and all issues when it comes to unemployment issues as well as workplace safety issues on our state. This board also oversees all aspects of wages and employment issues in our state. Oregon has a minimum wage of $7.50 per hour which is applied to all employees of the state. This is higher than the national minimum wage of $5.15 per hour. This is done in a n effort to help with the spending and to promote people coming in and working in our state. This minimum wage is applied to all employees including minors and senior citizens.

In Oregon our unemployment rate is currently at 5.4% which is .2 lower than it was in May however it is still higher than the national average of 4.8%. We are getting closer and working very hard to lower our level of unemployed by providing different programs and services to these people in order to help them to get back up on their feet and into the workforce. These programs are designed to help people get new jobs or to find something similar that will help them to sustain their livelihood.

With the Oregon Labor Board a large emphasis is placed on safety and is done so not only to benefit the employee but the employer as well. Everyone is concerned about safety and we all want to do our part to make sure that we come home safe every day from work. So follow the example of the board and work safe and sound. Use the tools provided as well as follow all safety rules as implemented by the state and the company you are working for. A safe place is a happy place.

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