Tag Archives: Wages

Database: 2,500 state workers made more than Gov. Kate Brown in 2019

Physicians at Oregon’s psychiatric hospital and officials who manage the state’s public pension investments again topped the list of highest paid state employees in fiscal year 2019, accordingly to a newly updated database from Oregonian/OregonLive. Source: Database: 2,500 state workers made more than Gov. Kate Brown in 2019 – oregonlive.com

Opinion | The myth of unemployment benefits depressing work

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post 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. Through no fault of their own, 30 million jobless Americans just had their benefits slashed. Many may soon […]
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Opinion | The financial relief plan has worked. But it shows the woeful state of unemployment insurance.

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post 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. This time, Washington bailed out Main Street. Congress’s multitrillion-dollar covid-19 legislation contained tens of billions in aid […]
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Firms are slashing worker pay, a harbinger of a slow recovery

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post 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. Twice as many U.S. workers have had their pay cut during the pandemic than in the Great […]
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Same Mission, Different Pay for National Guard

Read Stateline coverage of the latest state action on coronavirus. For months, U.S. residents have seen National Guard troops fan out across communities — testing patients for COVID-19, answering calls at state unemployment offices and, more recently, standing in riot gear before Americans protesting structural racism and deaths in police custody. Source: Same Mission, Different Pay for […]
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Millennials are the unluckiest generation in U.S. history

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post 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. Millennials have faced the worst economic odds, and many will never recover. After accounting for the present […]
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Stimulus starts to flow for local businesses to pay workers

Paycheck protection program puts money is business hands to pay costs for 8 weeks. Government stimulus has started arriving in personal and business accounts this week, a welcome relief for Oregonians struggling to deal with an unprecedented economic hardship caused by last month’s COVID-19 lockdown. Source: Stimulus starts to flow for local businesses to pay […]
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Oregon Officials Estimate Social Distancing Effects; Transit Reduced; Final Paychecks

Final paychecks to workers owed in full. The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) sent out a reminder Friday that amid business closures and layoffs, employees are still owed their wages. “If you are laid off, you must receive all of the wages you have earned by your next regularly scheduled payday after layoff,” the […]
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Final paychecks to workers are owed in full, state says

As many businesses temporarily close operations and lay off workers due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries says it’s important for workers to understand their rights to the wages they’re owed (and for employers to know their obligations). Source: Final paychecks to workers are owed in full, state says – […]
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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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