(1) It is the policy of the State of Oregon that any firm receiving benefit from state lottery-funded programs should undertake a good faith effort to hire and retain as employees low-income individuals who have received job training assistance from publicly funded job training providers.
(2) The Economic and Community Development Department may require any firm receiving benefit from state lottery-funded programs the department administers to enter into a first-source hiring agreement with publicly funded job training providers.
(3) Publicly funded job training providers shall coordinate their services and establish an agreement outlining the process by which they will respond to firms receiving benefit. This agreement shall be submitted to the department for its review and approval.
(4) As used in this section:
(a) “Firm receiving benefit” means any business that benefits directly or substantially from any program financed by state lottery funds and is certified as such a firm by the state agency that administers the lottery-funded program.
(b) “First-source hiring agreement” means an agreement between a firm receiving benefits and a publicly funded job training provider whereby the job provider refers qualified candidates to the firm for new jobs and job openings, excluding professional, managerial, technical and seasonal positions which the Director of the Economic and Community Development Department determines cannot be filled by persons likely to be referred by publicly funded job training providers.
(c) “Publicly funded job training provider” includes, but is not limited to, community colleges, service providers under the federal Workforce Investment Act Title I-B (29 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.) and other similar programs. [1989 c.778 §1; 1991 c.105 §1; 2001 c.684 §28]
Note: See note under 461.544.
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