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Oregon State Legislature workgroup-youthemployment

​Senator Michael Dembrow

Democrat - District 23 - Portland

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1723   
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, S-407, Salem, Oregon 97301 


Youth Employment Workgroup

In partnership with Rep. Paul Holvey, Sen. Dembrow convened a workgroup in Spring 2015 to examine issues around youth employment in Oregon.  The workgroup will be examining research and data around youth employment here, and in other parts of the country and considering best practices to provide employment opportunities and job training for young people in Oregon.

You can find a roster of workgroup members on this page, and access documents that have been presented to the workgroup.

The workgroup is being staffed by Jan Nordlund, committee administrator.  She can be reached by phone at 503-986-1557 or by email at


  • May 26, 2016, 9:30-11:30, State Capitol, room 350
  • June 23, 2016, 9:30-11:30, State Capitol, room 350
  • July 21, 2016, 10:30-12:30, State Capitol, room 257
  • August 18, 9:30-11:30, State Capitol, room 350
  • September 20, 9:30-11:30, State Capitol, room 50

 Workgroup Members

Invited Participants


Sen. Michael Dembrow       

Sen. Herman Baertschiger

Rep. Paul Holvey

Rep. Sal Esquivel

Rep. John Huffman

Rep. Jeff Reardon



            Commissioner Loretta Smith, Multnomah County

            Councilor Robert Carney, City of Woodburn


State and Local Workforce Investment Boards

Ken Madden, OWIB Chair and VP of Madden Industrial Craftsmen

Andrew McGough, Executive Director, Worksystems, Inc


Labor & Worker Advocates

Ramon Ramirez, PCUN

Andrea Miller, Causa

Graham Trainor, AFL-CIO

Elvyss Argueta, SEIU

Sami Alloy, Working Families Party

Lili Hoag, Family Forward Oregon

Dylan Juran, OEA or AFT


Business Representatives

Jenny Dresler, Oregon Farm Bureau

Jeff Stone or Elizabeth Remley, Oregon Association of Nurseries

Betsy Earls, AOI

Marion Haynes or Shawn Miller, Portland Business Association

Anthony Smith, NFIB

Bill Perry, Restaurant and Lodging Assoc.

Trevor Beltz, NW Grocers Association


State Agencies

Paloma Sparks, Bureau of Labor and Industries

Andrea Fogue, Employment Department

Nick Beleiciks, Employment Department

Karen Humelbaugh, HECC, Office of Workforce Development and Community Colleges

Susan Degan, HECC, Office of Student Access and Completion


5-26 BOLI Interns and Students6/20/2016 3:37 PM
5-26 BOLI Child Labor FAQs6/20/2016 3:37 PM
5-26 BOLI Employment of Minors6/20/2016 3:38 PM
5-26 CTE Achievement Gap in Oregon6/20/2016 3:38 PM
5-26 CTE Revitalization Grants - Oregon6/20/2016 3:38 PM
5-26 CTE Summer Grant Program6/20/2016 3:39 PM
5-26 FLSA Fact Sheet 32 Youth Minimum Wage6/20/2016 3:39 PM
5-26 FLSA Fact Sheet 43 Youth Employment6/20/2016 3:39 PM
5-26 NELP Fact Sheet on Youth Training Wage6/20/2016 3:39 PM
5-26 Nick Beleiciks Youth Employment Presentation6/20/2016 3:40 PM
5-26 SB 1526 Text6/20/2016 3:40 PM
5-26 UCLA_Young Worker Report6/20/2016 3:41 PM
5-26 Workgroup Membership Roster6/20/2016 3:37 PM
6-23 Beleiciks Youth Employment Presentation7/20/2016 2:59 PM
6-23 Bueker OYDC Youth Workforce Presentation7/20/2016 2:59 PM
6-23 Endangered - Youth in the Labor Force Presentation7/20/2016 3:00 PM
6-23 Meeting Agenda7/20/2016 2:58 PM
6-23 OYDC Youth and Innovation RFA7/20/2016 3:00 PM
6-23 Sanchez CTEC Salem Keizer SD8/18/2016 11:04 AM
6-23 State Funding for Youth Employment7/20/2016 3:00 PM
6-23 Thompson CTE Student Internships8/18/2016 11:05 AM
6-23 Youth wages under FLSA and ORS7/20/2016 3:00 PM
7-21 Allanach Youth Employment Tax Credit Policies7/21/2016 9:47 AM
7-21 ORS and OAR student learner7/21/2016 9:47 AM
7-21 Subminimum wages for youth or trainees by state7/21/2016 9:47 AM
7-21 Youth wages under FLSA and ORS7/21/2016 9:48 AM
8-18 Nordlund Summary of Meetings8/18/2016 11:06 AM
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