(1) The Employment Department shall:
(a) Update the departments webpage to encourage volunteering and provide links to state and federal volunteering opportunities.
(b) Post the following statement on the webpages of the department and the unemployment insurance division of the department:
As you search for a job, you can make a positive difference in your life and in your community by volunteering your time and skills to help others. Volunteer work can build experience for your resume and expand your list of community employment contacts.
The skill sets you use and learn in volunteer work could turn into a job offer or a career change in the future. Volunteering will not affect your unemployment benefits as long as you continue to meet work-search and availability requirements.
(2) The business and employment services unit of the department shall incorporate information about volunteering into the units welcome process. [2011 c.442 §1]
Note: 657.702 (Department to encourage volunteering) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 657 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.