Tag Archives: Jobs

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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Our View: Child care is a deal breaker

For two-earner couples and single parents, child care is life and death. In rural Oregon, creating child care capacity that is dependable is a challenge. It is also a largely unseen, but critical, element in a local economy. Without dependable child care, some men and women simply cannot work. If that sounds familiar to regular […]
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Portland leads West Coast among ‘best places to retire’ 

Portland leads West Coast among ‘best places to retire’. U.S News & World Reports says the Portland area is the 20th best American metro to retire – and the highest-ranked among West Coast cities. The rankings released Tuesday cover 125 of the nation’s largest metro areas and takes into account housing affordability, a happiness index, desirability, retiree […]
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Oregon Workforce and Economic Information: Oregon’s Multiple Jobholders in 2018

In 2018, 110,000 Oregonians held more than one job in addition to their primary job and were considered to be multiple jobholders. The multiple-jobholding rate – the proportion of multiple jobholders among all employed workers 16 years and older – was 5.5 percent, which was above the U.S. rate of 5.0 percent. Oregon’s multiple-jobholding rate […]
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Are Millennials More Prone to Job Hopping than Previous Generations?

While on vacation, my father (a baby boomer) was lamenting about how millennials are so much more “flaky” as employees, constantly jumping from one job to another. This was the classic “millennials are job hoppers” myth that has become widespread. But is it true? Are millennials likely to job hop more frequently than previous generations? […]
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Deschutes County marijuana ban raises questions

Local industry concerned about ban’s impact to tax revenue. In 2016, when Deschutes County legalized marijuana about a year after the state did, commissioners hoped local control over how and where it was allowed would be enough to bridge the gap between the industry and rural residents concerned about the affect of the newly legal […]
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Church Soup Kitchen | Ground Score – OPB’s Think Out Loud

We’ll hear about the role the St. Francis dining hall plays in the community. It’s one of the oldest soup kitchens in Portland. It serves about 100 hungry people — many experiencing homelessness — every day, but its future is uncertain. Homeless people often pick up cans and bottles to make some money off of […]
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Occupations Affected by Autonomous Vehicle Adoption in Oregon

In 2018, HB 4063 established the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) as the lead agency for automated vehicle (AV) policy in the state. HB 4063 also requires ODOT to convene and facilitate a Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles. For one part of the Task Force’s work, we provided a labor market information summary related to […]
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July ekes out jobs, unemployment rate at 43-year low

State Library Ed. Note:  If the story is not accessible, please contact your State Library at 503-378-8800 or library.help@state.or.us to request a copy. Oregon only gained about 2,000 jobs between December and March, which state officials said was weaker than estimated. The state employment department said Tuesday, Aug. 13, that June saw a loss of […]
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