Tag Archives: Jobs

Oregon Construction Employment at Record Highs

Oregon’s construction industry reached a record high number of jobs in recent months, employing an average of 108,000 during the 12 months ending with October 2019. The industry added jobs steadily and rapidly in recent years, following a prolonged slump in 2009 through 2012, when employment remained near 70,000 for several years after the last […]
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Economists: Oregon’s slow job growth doesn’t point to recession

‘It is an open question as to whether firms are hiring less because they are seeing weaker sales or because the labor market is tight and finding workers is difficult.’ Oregon’s economy continues to expand and household incomes are growing, but job growth is slowing and the risk of recession is still present. Source: Pamplin […]
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Central Oregon job growth is strong

Revised estimates show strength. If Mike Guegien could he’d be ramping up his business, but he can’t find the right kind of employees for Bend Custom Decks. He’s posted jobs on various employment websites, but many of the applicants don’t have experience and ask for $25 an hour. Source: Central Oregon job growth is strong; […]
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New COCC program helps students earn construction certifications

The program is free to students and completely paid for by a local nonprofit and industry. Bend resident Olivia Boynton has three jobs: as a restaurant server, an Italian language tutor and as a writer for a California lifestyle magazine. But because she wanted a more steady and challenging career, she enrolled in Central Oregon […]
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Bend plane manufacturer receives FAA approval

Production of Epic Aircraft’s carbon fiber E1000 expected to create local jobs. After a seven-year process, Bend-based Epic Aircraft received Federal Aviation Administration approval for the design of its carbon fiber E1000 aircraft. The milestone was announced Wednesday at an employee appreciation party at its headquarters at the Bend Municipal Airport. Source: Bend plane manufacturer […]
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For timber, a steady decline in jobs

Downward trend sparked political backlash. Even amid the economic recovery from the Great Recession, Clatsop County’s timber industry has declined. Jobs in forestry and logging are off by nearly 40% from 2008 — 280 to 169 in 2018 — while wood and paper manufacturing fell by more than a quarter, or 1,294 to 948. Source: […]
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Torrefaction: Improving forest health and the economy 

New jobs are on the horizon with the completion of the torrefaction plant expected at the end of the year. Matt Krumenauer, CEO of Restoration Fuels, said the plant that will turn forest biomass into a product that can be burned for fuel plans to be in operation in 2020. Source: Torrefaction: Improving forest health […]
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Generation Z looks for work at Eastern Oregon Career Summit

Eastern Oregon Business Source president warns employers not to discount younger generations’ work ethic. The formula for career day is tried and true — a school invites a diverse group of professionals to speak to students and inspire their future career aspirations. Potential employers spend a lot of time telling students what they need from […]
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Despite Trump campaign pledge, Oregon logging not increasing

Deschutes County wood products jobs went from 12.3% in 1990 to 1.3% in 2018. Three years ago, Donald Trump made a campaign stop in Eugene and promised supporters that if elected president, he’d boost Oregon’s timber industry, bring back jobs and boost rural economies. What became of Trump’s promise to Oregon voters post-election? Source: Despite […]
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Career summit rounds up regional workers

An upcoming regional event will provide employers across Eastern Oregon an opportunity to have access to the workforce. The Eastern Oregon Career Summit is Wednesday, Oct. 23 from noon to 6:30 p.m. at the Pendleton Convention Center, 1601 Westgate. Area employers are encouraged to reserve a table during the event by contacting WorkSource Oregon. There […]
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