Community Services Consortium

Serving Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties in Oregon. Helping people. Changing lives.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

EUC Sequestration Benefit Reduction Calculator Now Available

Worksource Oregon has released an Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) Sequestration benefit reduction calculator, which can be found here on their website. These sequestration reductions impact only EUC benefits.

The calculator can be used to get your estimated new benefit amount after the sequestration reductions are implemented (please note that it is just an estimate, and not the definite amount). Sequestration reductions will go into effect for benefits paid for the week of March 31 - April 6, 2013. Payments for that week are made the following week, April 7 - 13, 2013.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Apply Now for CSC Workforce Training Scholarships

Community Services Consortium is offering one-time workforce training scholarships for training opportunities to residents of Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties.

The scholarships are funded through the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program administered by CSC’s Workforce & Education Department in our three-county area.  Applicants and training programs must meet WIA eligibility requirements.

All requirements are outlined in the application and must be met to be eligible for scholarships, which can include awards up to $5,000 per eligible training.

Applications must be received at the Linn Workforce Development Center by March 14, 2013, at 3:00pm.

To learn more about the scholarships and to see if you might be eligible, visit CSC’s website at

Community Services Consortium (CSC) is a state-designated Community Action Agency serving Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties with housing, nutrition, economic stability, and educational assistance programs since 1980.

To support this project or any of CSC’s poverty-fighting programs and services, visit our website at Donations may be made through our website or mailed to our main office: Community Services Consortium, 245 Broadalbin Street, Suite 2A, Albany, OR 97321.

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These communications tools can be used to make announcements, acknowledge donors and volunteers, post videos and slideshows–whatever we want to share with our online community.

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