Tag Archives: Employment

A bridge to success: County program helps people with mental illness rejoin the work force

Lennox Archer had a good job teaching English as a second language to international college students. Then their life spiraled out of control. “I was married, and that fell apart,” said Archer, 37. “My mental health sort of took a nosedive.” Source: A bridge to success: County program helps people with mental illness rejoin the […]
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Oregon Employment Forecast: Growth Ongoing, But Slowing

The U.S. economic expansion turned 10 years old this summer, making it the longest expansion in recorded history. Oregon’s expansion also continues, although our job growth is no longer handily outpacing the nation as had been the case for most of the past six years. Not to worry, as growth remains strong enough to keep […]
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June 2019 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

Benton County had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 3.2 percent in June 2019. Other counties with some of the lowest unemployment rates in June included Washington (3.3%), Hood River (3.5%), and Multnomah (3.5%). Seven counties had unemployment rates at or below the national rate of 3.7 percent. Eight of Oregon’s counties had unemployment […]
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What Replaces Timber?

Between the mill closure in Coos Bay, downsizing in Forest Grove, and the lively cap and trade discussions, there has been a renewed interest and focus on the timber industry in Oregon. Our office has fielded nearly a dozen requests recently to speak about the industry, historical changes and the outlook. As such, I have […]
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When the Law Says Using Marijuana Is O.K., but the Boss Disagrees 

State Library Ed. Note: State employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.  

Oregon ballot initiative would limit self-checkout

Oregon AFL-CIO wants issue on November 2020 ballot. A ballot initiative filed Thursday would limit Oregon grocery stores to two self-checkout stations.The Oregon AFL-CIO filed the “Grocery Store Service and Community Protection Act” with the Secretary of State’s office in hopes of having ballot language certified in time for the November 2020 election. Source: Oregon […]
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Women who work for a salary see slower memory decline in old age, reducing their risk of dementia, a new study suggests

The rate of memory loss — an early sign of Alzheimer’s — is fastest among women who never earn a wage, according to new research. Women who work for a salary between early adulthood and middle age experience slower memory decline, meaning they probably are at lower risk of dementia, a new study presented Tuesday […]
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Thank God it’s Thursday: the four-day workweek some want to bring to the U.S.

Some economists have speculated that American attitudes about work may make it particularly inhospitable for a four-day week. The women at the Belgian nonprofit Femma decided quickly how to spend their new free time. One took up Spanish classes. Another studied flamenco dance. A senior manager revived her interest in art crafts. Four years ago, […]
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Oregon Workforce and Economic Information: May 2019 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

Benton County had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 3.2 percent in May 2019. Other counties with some of the lowest unemployment rates in May included Washington (3.4%) and Hood River (3.5%). Only Benton, Washington, Hood River, and Multnomah counties had unemployment rates at or below the national rate of 3.6 percent. Eight of […]
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Environmental, employment opportunities abound at Tongue Point

A salmon and wildlife habitat for the college. Donors and other stakeholders in the Columbia Land Trust got a view of South Tongue Point from the water Friday as the group tries to fill a funding gap to purchase the property and turn it into salmon and wildlife habitat for Clatsop Community College. Source: Environmental, […]
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