Reemployment service assistance
(1)The Employment Department shall:
(a)Identify eligible individuals who are likely to exhaust benefits payable under ORS 657.150 (Amount of benefits) and who will need reemployment service assistance to make a successful transition to new employment; and
(b)Refer individuals identified under paragraph (a) of this subsection for any reemployment services available under state or federal law. Such services may include job search assistance, job placement services, counseling, testing, providing occupational and labor market information, assessment and referrals to employers.
(2)An eligible unemployed individual shall be eligible to receive benefits with respect to any week only if the individual participates in reemployment services including but not limited to job search assistance services, if the individual has been determined to be likely to exhaust regular benefits and to need reemployment services pursuant to a profiling system established by the Director of the Employment Department, unless the director determines that:
(a)The individual has completed such services; or
(b)There is justifiable cause for the individual’s failure to participate in such services.
(3)In adopting rules to carry out the provisions of this section, the director, insofar as practicable, shall comply with rules and policies of the United States Department of Labor. [1995 c.193 §2]
Section 657.156 — Reemployment service assistance; eligibility; rules,