Employment

Your Workforce Is Waiting for You

February 2, 2020

By Julie Niles-Fry Director of Career Development & Marketing, Logos Public Charter School. The 2018-2019 Oregon high school graduation rates were just released and the average across the state now 80%. While everyone wants 100%, reaching 80% has never been achieved in the state and is cause for celebration. A deep dive into the data…

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2019 was a much better year for business than 2009!

February 2, 2020

By WILLIS COOK The Roseburg Express Employment Professionals franchise opened in mid-2007 and focused on serving Douglas County businesses, that was not the best time to start a staffing business. Fast forward to 2019 and Express saw a record year in hiring for permanent and temporary jobs, putting more people to work in partnership with…

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2020: Businesses Still Scrambling to Find Workers

February 2, 2020

78% Have Trouble Filling Vacancies Job Seekers Holding Out for Higher Wages by Bill Stoller Express Employment Professionals The next decade is set to kick off with near record low unemployment, leaving businesses scrambling to find skilled workers or candidates who will even show up for the interview. Yet some job seekers say it will…

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Unwrapping Holiday Hiring

December 3, 2019

by Anna Johnson Retailers and package delivery companies rely on the holiday season to provide an end-of-year boost in sales that makes operating during the rest of the year worthwhile. Some businesses hire extra workers, often on a temporary basis, to get them through this busy time of year. In 2018, the number of jobs…

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Oregon Business awards Logos Public Charter School 3rd Place in 100 Best Non-Profits to Work For in Oregon

October 7, 2019

“There is a constant forward-minded progression here…” Medford, October 7, 2019 – Based on anonymous staff surveys, Logos Public Charter School was named #3 by Oregon Business Magazine’s 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in the large business category in Oregon! For the previous 3 years, Logos staff have participated, putting Logos in the top…

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Dental Hygiene Students at Oregon Tech Deliver Services to Rural Populations in Jamaica

October 1, 2019

Six senior students and two faculty members from Oregon Institute of Technology’s (Oregon Tech) dental hygiene program in Klamath Falls traveled to Montego Bay, Jamaica earlier this month to provide dental care to underserved communities in rural areas. The trip was part of the International Externship Program (IEP), which provides students the opportunity to travel outside the…

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Firefighter program provides local education, pathway to professional career

October 1, 2019

By Lacey Jarrell Braden Krag’s future is in giving back to his community. The 18-year-old EagleRidge High School graduate said he is looking forward to one day serving as a structural firefighter for Klamath County Fire District 1 (KCFD1) in Klamath Falls. Braden is enrolled in the Resident Student Firefighter Program at Klamath Community College.…

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Southern Oregon Trade Careers Expo Highlights Living Wage Careers

October 1, 2019

By Julie Niles-Fry The desperate outcry from trades and manufacturing businesses across Southern Oregon has been heard and addressed.  The second biennial Southern Oregon Trade Careers Expo took place on September 26th at Seven Feathers in Canyonville, bringing 2,000 high school juniors and seniors, veterans, retiring military personnel, job seekers, and 108 businesses together to…

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Oregon’s Wood Product Manufacturing Industry Is Still Important, Especially in Rural Areas

October 1, 2019

By Brian Rooney  Once Oregon’s largest manufacturing industry, employment in the wood product manufacturing industry has gone through large, well-publicized losses since the early 1990s, with its employment dropping below computer and electronic manufacturing and food manufacturing. Despite the losses, wood product manufacturing is still a large industry in Oregon and is especially important to…

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Oregon’s Nonprofits in 2018

August 31, 2019

August 13, 2019  By Dallas Fridley A not-for-profit corporation, commonly referred to as a “nonprofit,” is organized to achieve a purpose other than to generate a profit. These entities qualify for federal tax exempt status and must reinvest any surplus revenues into efforts that further the mission of the organization. They are prohibited from passing…

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Seasonal Losses in Local Government Education Reduce Total Employment

August 31, 2019

By Guy Tauer, Regional Economist Guy.R.Tauer@oregon.gov  Total payroll employment fell by 1,930 jobs in July, mostly due to a typical seasonal loss of 2,040 jobs in local government education. Employment changes in most other published industries were modest. Professional and business services added 80 jobs in July. The goods-producing industries construction and manufacturing gained 70…

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Oregon Tech Adds Data Science Degree, Opening Up Pathway to the “Best Job in America”

August 29, 2019

August 29, 2019, KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Starting next year,Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” will launch a bachelor’s degree in Data Science, a program created to answer the quickly growing need for analysts of “big data,” and the first undergraduate program of its kind at a public university in Oregon. First announced in January, the Higher…

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