Tag Archives: Jobs

Businesses: Support Stay at Home but want state help

Business organization agree stopping the spread of COVID-19 is the top priority but says the state needs to do more to save jobs Business organiztions are cautiously supportive of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s new Stay at Home order, but some warned that state government must do more to prevent further closures and layoffs. Source: Pamplin […]
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Help for workers should be top priority

Now, it’s about the economy. We know how to help keep the novel coronavirus from spreading. We know how to protect ourselves and our loved ones from contracting COVID-19: wash our hands thoroughly and frequently, stay home, and if we must leave the house, stay Source: Help for workers should be top priority | Mail […]
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Record Low Unemployment Continues in Oregon

Oregon’s unemployment rate declined to 3.3 percent in January, the lowest on comparable records dating back to 1976. The December unemployment rate was revised downward to 3.4 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in January. Annual revisions to the labor force data show that Oregon’s unemployment rate steadily declined throughout last year, from […]
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Statewide unemployment declined in January

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.3% in January, the lowest rate in 44 years, the state Employment Department stated Tuesday. By comparison, the U.S. unemployment rate was 3.6% for the same period in 2020. Source: Statewide unemployment declined in January | Business | bendbulletin.com

Bend best small city in United States for tech, wages and jobs

Bend has been ranked the top small city in the United States for the fourth year in a row for its support of tech, job growth and wages, according to the Milken Institute. Since 1999, the Milken Institute has been ranking large and small cities in terms of their economic vitality with job creation, wage […]
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While Marijuana Jobs Increase In Oregon, California Has First-Ever Loss

Although recreational marijuana has been legal in Oregon for about six years, the industry continues to see job growth. Meanwhile, California’s marijuana job numbers decreased in 2019. Source: While Marijuana Jobs Increase In Oregon, California Has First-Ever Loss

Another nail in the South Coast’s coffi

I was born and raised in Coos Bay and graduated from North Bend High School in 1989. That was before the federal government shut down the forests and lumber industry here on the South Coast with the spotted owl. Since then, Coos Bay has been dying slowly. The cap and trade law that our State […]
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Hundreds of 2020 census jobs coming to Central Oregon

800 employers needed for local operation. The federal government is looking to hire hundreds of people here in Central Oregon. The U.S Census Bureau is recruiting employees to help with carrying out the 2020 census. Source: Hundreds of 2020 census jobs coming to Central Oregon – KTVZ

Oregon’s Video Game Industry Is Coming Off Its Biggest Year Ever. It’s Only Going to Keep Growing

Maybe you don’t consider yourself a gamer—or it could just be you haven’t found the right game. Chances are, the one for you is being made somewhere in Oregon. In Oregon, the game has changed—and so have the games. Over the past decade, the state’s masters of warfare, zombie apocalypses, and more personal adventures have […]
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Online shopping is growing, but it isn’t creating jobs

This has not been a great century for working in retail. The sector, which added about 5 million jobs from 1980 through the end of 2000, has added only 416,100 since. Since January 2017, retailers have shed 145,200 jobs even as overall employment growth has remained strong. The obvious explanation here is the rise of […]
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