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How Does Gambling Affect Your Business?

By Chemeketa SBDC

Although often not recognized, problem gambling is a significant workforce issue.  The effects of a gambling problem almost always spill over into the workplace and can potentially disrupt the livelihood of your business.

The Marion County Health Department Prevention Services is offering free on-site training workshops for employees and supervisors for businesses in Marion County.  The training session will answer these questions and more:

Why is problem gambling a significant workforce issue?

What are the signs of problem gambling?

What causes a person to develop a gambling problem?

How will I know if one of my employees has a problem?

What can I do if I find out an employee has a problem?

How can I protect my business from the effects of problem gambling?

Training sessions can be tailored to business needs.  Visit the Marion County Health Department website at http://www.co.marion.or.us/HLT/ad/gambling/prevent/workplace.htm or contact Lisa Miller at 503-981-2461 or lmiller@co.marion.or.us for more information.