Working Oregon Colaition: Seminar on immigration impact

Coalition for a Working Oregon and McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce June 17th to Hold Breakfast Seminar on Immigration Issues Economic impact of immigration laws on local businesses will be highlighted
By Coalition for a Working Oregon,

The Coalition for a Working Oregon (CWO) is made up of 20 employer groups representing more than 300,000 Oregon workers. The coalition, which is committed to ensuring that Oregon employers have access to a stable, legal labor supply, will be facilitating a seminar in conjunction with the McMinnville Chamber of Commerce regarding the immigration debate. Jeff Stone with the Oregon Association of Nurseries and Jerry Simnitt with Simnitt Nursery are the scheduled speakers at this event.

One of the discussion points will be the results of a CWO-commissioned economic study that looked at the economic ramifications of proposed immigration rules. The study found, among other things, that if Oregon’s 97,500 undocumented workers were eliminated from the Oregon economy, local business owners could see their income reduced by 8.5% and the state could see an immediate loss of 173,500 Oregon jobs.

The mission of CWO is to educate Oregonians about the importance of passing comprehensive immigration reform at the federal level. Attendees at this event will learn about the current immigration debate, what has been enacted, what has been proposed and how these actions affect Oregon businesses and employers.

• When: Wednesday, June 17, 8:15 – 9:15 am
• Chemeketa Health & Science Center (300 NE Norton Lane, McMinnville, OR 97128)
• RSVP: McMinnville Chamber of Commerce, 503-472-6196

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