Tag Archives: Jobs

Under Trump, the jobs boom has finally reached blue-collar workers. Will it last?

Growth in this sector is occurring at the fastest rate since 1984. Blue-collar jobs are growing at their fastest rate in more than 30 years, helping fuel a hiring boom in many small towns and rural areas that are strong supporters of President Trump ahead of November’s midterm elections. Jobs in goods-producing industries — mining, […]
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WorkSource regroups to help Central Oregon employers find labor

Construction, manufacturing, IT and health care are the focus. Further evidence that Central Oregon is a job seeker’s market, WorkSource Oregon announced Monday that it has reorganized its services to help employers find labor. Three staff members will serve as expert consultants for construction, information technology, manufacturing and health care employers in Deschutes, Crook and […]
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Despite economic uptick, long-term wages stagnant

Despite recent uptick, wages for many workers have barely budged long term. Even though the paychecks of Oregon workers have grown recently, many workers have seen no real gains in their wages over the long haul, according to a new report published by the Oregon Center for Public Policy. Source: Despite economic uptick, long-term wages […]
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Hiring picked up in August as pay surged most in 9 years

The pace of hiring in the United States quickened in August, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years — evidence that employers remain confident despite the Trump administration’s ongoing conflicts with its trading partners. The economy added a strong 201,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate stayed at 3.9 percent, near an 18-year […]
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Wages, jobs both jump in latest national report

American wages unexpectedly climbed in August by the most since the recession ended in 2009 and hiring rose by more than forecast. American wages unexpectedly climbed in August by the most since the recession ended in 2009 and hiring rose by more than forecast, keeping the Federal Reserve on track to lift interest rates this […]
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‘Broken’ economics has child care industry in workforce crisis

‘Broken’ economics has child care industry in workforce crisis. A dire child care workforce crisis amid a booming U.S. economy is compelling many industry players to turn to business tactics more closely resembling Wall Street than “Sesame Street” — including noncompete clauses for child care workers and client families, college tuition incentives for the workers […]
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Panel encourages hiring formerly incarcerated people

Second Chance Tour stops in Bend Tuesday. With Oregon’s unemployment rate near a historic low, Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation is hitting the road to encourage businesses to consider hiring more people with felony convictions and a history of incarceration. Source: Panel encourages hiring formerly incarcerated people; Second Chance Tour stops in Bend Tuesday

Specialty Trade Contractors: The Rebound from Recession

Specialty trade contractors are the companies that do the specific activities of skilled work that go into a building or other types of construction, but are not responsible for the entire project. Otherwise known as the “trades” they do specific activities like pour concrete, framing, electrical work, plumbing and painting. The work may include new […]
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Hermiston employment: Just add water

Hermiston was responsible for the majority of job in Umatilla County in 2005-2015. When it comes to attracting employers, Hermiston has a lot of advantages. Those advantages have helped spur job growth in the area: According to census data assistant city manager Mark Morgan shared with the city council recently, from 2005 to 2015 the […]
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Oregon jobs with very long (and very short) work weeks

Below are occupations where workers reported the longest (and shortest) average work weeks. Job descriptions are from the United States Department of Labor. The data are from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey. Specifically, we downloaded the ACS Public Use Microdata Sample from IPUMS-USA, located at the University of Minnesota. Source: Oregon jobs with very long […]
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