Tag Archives: Employment

Payroll numbers decline in August – Oregon Business Report

In August, Oregon’s nonfarm payroll employment dropped by 9,500 jobs, following a revised gain of 7,400 in July. This was the first seasonally adjusted decline in seven months. Source: Payroll numbers decline in August – Oregon Business Report

Oregon employment falls for the first time in months

It’s another sign Oregon’s economy is slowing after years of steady gains. Source: Oregon employment falls for the first time in months | OregonLive.com

Salem wages exceed pre-recession levels as companies invest in city

Salem residents on average are taking home more money a year than they did before the Great Recession as big companies like Home Depot and Garmin have staked new claims here. Source: Salem wages exceed pre-recession levels as companies invest in city

Craft professionals

Nationwide survey results published by the Associated General Contractors of America on Tuesday show that there is a gap in the number of hourly craft professional positions in both Oregon and Idaho. Source: Craft professionals | Local News Stories | argusobserver.com

High-tech U.S. plants offer jobs even as the laid-off struggle

With a turn toward state-of-the-art, workers are forced to keep up. Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows — in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company’s plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3M supervisor, praising […]
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Help for minorities to access family wage jobs possible, says report

New jobs in nanufacturing, healthcare and skilled trades could be open to minorities without college degrees. Tens of thousands of good-paying jobs will be created in Oregon that do not require four-year college degrees. These jobs will allow communities of color to take advantage of the region’s economic growth — if barriers to them can […]
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Drone Maker Outgrowing Columbia Gorge, But HQ And Production Will Stay Put

The cluster of unmanned aircraft systems companies in the Columbia River Gorge led one online journal to dub the rural region east of Portland, “Dronetown, USA.” Dronetown’s largest company is a Boeing Defense subsidiary named Insitu. In many ways, Insitu is outgrowing the Gorge. But CEO Ryan Hartman says the company is not leaving. Source: Drone […]
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Local Government Hiring Slows So Far in 2017

Hiring has picked up in the past two months, but it’s still far behind last year’s growth. Federal job estimates released Friday indicate local governments added another 7,000 jobs last month. The news follows one of the sector’s strongest months in recent years. Source: Local Government Hiring Slows So Far in 2017

Thinking outside the can: Food processors change with times

Like every industry, food processing has gone through many rapid changes in recent years. Russell Loughmiller has seen firsthand how the food-processing industry has changed over the years. He’s changing with it. Loughmiller’s Muirhead Canning Co. in The Dalles is one of the 1,016 food- and beverage-processing plants in Oregon and is part of a […]
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Is Automation Anxiety All a Hype?

Fears are spreading that automation will be a massive job-killer. But the extent to which that could be true depends on the region and industry — and which researcher you talk to. There is widespread concern these days that robots and automation will soon be permeating much of the American workforce — taking over factory […]
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